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Origin: South Korea
Corporations: Doosan DST
Parent System: KIFV
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Family Members: K200A1, K216, K242A1, 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 K263 is a mobile air defense version of the K200A1 armored vehicle fitted with a 20mm Vulcan anti-aircraft gun, a fire control radar with a maximum detection range of five kilometers and a crew of four-man. In addition to low altitude, low speed airborne targets, K263 may engage ground targets as well. Its 20mm cannon, with a rate of fire of 3,000 rounds per minute, has an effective range of 1,200 meters against airborne targets and up to 2,000 meters against targets on the ground.

K263 Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 30 %
Ditch Crossing Ability: 1.68 meter
Main Gun Max Range: 2,000 meter (1.24 mile)
Max Range: 480 kilometer
Step Climbing Ability: 0.63 meter
Power: 350 hp (261 kW)
Ground Pressure: 0.68 kg/cm2
Max Rate of Fire: 3,000 roundperminute
Top Speed: 70 kph (19.4 mps)
Top Swimming Speed: 6 kph (3.24 knot)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 liter
Combat Weight: 13,200 kilogram
Operational Weight: 11,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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