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Origin: South Korea
Corporations: Doosan DST
Parent System: KIFV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Family Members: K200A1, K242A1, K263, K277, K288A1, KAFV30, KAFV30M, KAFV40 and KAFV90
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Description: The Republic of Korea's K200 is an amphibious light armored personnel carrier developed by Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery, Doosan Infracore and now Doosan DST, based upon the United States Army's Advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) design intended as a potential replacement for the M113 armored personnel carrier which finally led to the development of the M2 Bradley. Doosan DST developed a complete family of armored vehicles based on the K200/Korean Infantry Fighting Vehicle (KIFV) tracked chassis. These vehicles are powered by a Doosan D2848T diesel engine rated at 350-hp and weigh roughly 12-14 tons. The vehicle's armor provides ballistic protection against 12.7mm ammo in the forward and sideward sections and against 7.62mm ammo in the rearward while the vehicle's also provides protection against anti-personnel mines downward and 155mm artillery splinters upward. The Korean Army took delivery of first K200 armored vehicle in 1984. Several thousands vehicles have been produced for the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA). So far, Malaysia remains as the sole export customer.

The K216 is a NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) reconnaissance vehicle derived from the K200 tracked chassis. It features a MM-1 mobile mass spectrometer, double wheel detector set, radiation detection unit (AN/VDR-2), purifier, NBC marking system, vehicular weather observing system (VWOS), chemical sampler, chemical alarm system (KM43A1) and a collective NBC protection system with overpressure system. A cupola-mounted 12.7mm machine gun provides additional protection against hostile forces.

K216 Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Gun Caliber: 12.7 millimeter
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 30 %
Max Range: 480 kilometer (298 mile)
Power: 350 hp (261 kW)
Top Speed: 70 kph (43 mph)
Top Swimming Speed: 6 kph (3.24 knot)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 liter (105 galon)
Empty Weight: 12,300 kilogram (27,116 pound)
Max Weight: 13,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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