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KW1 Scorpion  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: K806
Origin: South Korea
Corporations: Hyundai Rotem
Parent System: WAV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: ?
Family Members: KW2 Scorpion
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Description: The Hyundai Rotem Wheeled Armored Vehicle (WAV) is a family of all terrain, high mobility, modular 6x6 and 8x8 armored vehicles intended to perform a wide variety of missions in support of military rapid deployment and security forces. The Samsung TechWin MPV, Doosan DST Black Fox and Hyundai Rotem KW Scorpion multi-purpose wheeled armored vehicles have been designed to meet the requirements of the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) and South Korean security forces. A RoKA decision on its new rapid deployment armored vehicle is expected before 2012.

The KW1 Scorpion 6x6 armored vehicle is a 16-ton class vehicle available as infantry carrier vehicle (ICV), armored combat vehicle (ACV), medical evacuation vehicle (MEV), and mobile gun system (MGS) equipped with a 90mm gun. Its primary armament consists of remote weapon station fitted with a 40mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL) and a 7.62mm machine gun as secondary armament. The vehicle entered service with RoKA as the K806.

KW1 Scorpion Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 9
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Grenade Launcher Caliber: 40 millimeter
Height: 2.90 meter (114 inch)
Length: 6.80 meter (268 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
Width: 2.70 meter (106 inch)
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 30 %
Ditch Crossing Ability: 1.50 meter (59 inch)
Max Range: 800 kilometer (497 mile)
Step Climbing Ability: 0.50 meter (19.7 inch)
Turning Radius: 9 meter
Power: 420 hp (313 kW)
Top Speed: 110 kph (68 mph)
Top Swimming Speed: 10 kph (5.40 knot)
Combat Weight: 16 ton (35,273 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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