K2 Black Panther Tank

K2 Black Panther Tank

The South Korean K2 Black Panther Tank is a 3rd Generation Main Battle Tank currently in production with Hyundai Rotem for the Republic Of Korea Army (ROKA). It is the most advanced MBT in ROKA service and its technology has been exported to Turkey for the Altay Main Battle Tank. The K2 has many improvements over the K1A1 Tank (currently in service) in firepower, protection and mobility. The K2 Black Panther […]

K1A2 Tank Image 1

K1A2 Tank

The K1A2 Tank is described as the “Advanced Version” of the K1A1 Tank, by the vehicle’s manufacturer Hyundai Rotem. It is an upgrade package for the K1A1 Tank, rather than a new production model. Since production of the K1 and K1A1 tanks, South Korea has developed a new Main Battle Tank called the K2 Black Panther. The K2 features many improvements over the K1A1 and includes the latest in South […]

K1A1 Tank

K1A1 Tank

The South Korean K1A1 Tank, is the second production model of the K1 Tank series. The K1A1 featured several upgrades, which included a licence built L44 120mm smoothbore main gun. The K1A1 can be idetified from the K1 by the L44 series humped fume extractor in the middle of the barrel. Other external differences are the improved Commanders Indenpendant Sight and an increase in the gap between the hull and […]

K1E1 Tank Firing

K1E1 Tank

The K1E1 Tank is described as the “Advanced Version” of the K1 Tank, by the vehicle’s manufacturer Hyundai Rotem. It is an upgrade package for the K1 Tank, rather than a new production model. Since production of the K1 and K1A1 tanks, South Korea has developed a new Main Battle Tank called the K2 Black Panther. The K2 features many improvements over the K1A1 and includes the latest in South […]

K1 Tank

K1 Tank

The K1 Tank was South Korea’s first true Main Battle Tank. It was a joint design with the former Chrysler Defence company (now part of General Dynamic Land Systems) who had originally designed the M1 Abrams, hence both vehicles similar appearance and the K1 nickname “baby Abrams”. The K1 had some midlife upgrades and an export version with some minor modifications has also been marketed. K1 production was later swapped […]