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Armored personnel carrier

K806 APC

The K806 is a new South Korean armored personnel carrier

 
 
Country of origin South Korea
Entered service ?
Crew 2 men
Personnel 9 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 16 t
Length ~ 6.6 m
Width ~ 2.7 m
Height ~ 2.5 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm
Mobility
Engine Hyundai diesel
Engine power 420 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Amphibious speed on water up to 10 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 1.5 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m / Amphibious

 

   The K806 is a new South Korean armored personnel carrier. It was developed by Hyundai Rotem to meet requirements of the South Korean Army. Development began in 2012. The K806 has a 6x6 configuration. Previously it was known as KW1 Scorpion. It was developed alongside a larger K808 with 8x8 configuration as part of the same project. Both armored vehicles share many automotive components. In 2016 both K806 and K808 armored vehicles successfully passed final qualification tests and were approved for procurement. It is planned that the a first batch of a couple of pre-production vehicles will be delivered to the South Korean Army in 2017. Full scale production could begin in 2018. These new wheeled armored vehicles will replace the ageing K200 series of tracked armored personnel carriers in the South Korean Army. Until 2020 South Korean Army plans to deploy 600 new wheeled armored vehicles, including 100 with 6x6 configuration and 500 with 8x8 configuration. It is also planned that the K806 and K808 will be offered for export customers.

   The K806 is intended to be used for defense of rear areas, protection of convoys. The larger K808 with 8x8 configuration is intended to operate in forward areas and support the frontline forces.

   This vehicle has an all-welded steel armor hull. It provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. It is likely that front arc withstands hits from 12.7 mm armor-piercing rounds. Add-on armor can be fitted for a higher level of protection. Vehicle has a V-shaped hull for protection against mine blasts. Crew and dismounts are seated on mine protected seats. This armored vehicle is also fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

   The baseline K806 armored personnel carrier is armed with a shielded 12.7 mm machine gun. By modern standards such armament is not impressive. The South Korean MoD deliberately ordered such configuration in order to reduce procurement costs. However depending on customer requirements the K808 can support a remotely-controlled weapon station, or a two-man turret, armed with a 30 mm cannon, or other weapons that pack a heavier punch.

   The K806 accommodates up to 9 fully-equipped dismounts. Troops enter and leave the vehicle via rear power-operated ramp with integral doors. There are roof hatches for firing and emergency exit.

   This armored vehicle is equipped with latest technologies and driver's aids.

   The K806 armored personnel carrier is powered by a Hyundai turbocharged diesel engine, developing 420 hp. The same engine is used on the larger K808 with 8x8 configuration. The engine is located at the front. It is mated to automatic transmission with 7 forward and 1 reverse speeds. Vehicle has an automatic driveline management system. Two front axles are steerable. The K806 has a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h. It is much faster than the previous tracked K200 series armored personnel carrier, that was limited to 74 km/h. Furthermore wheeled vehicles are typically less expensive to maintain comparing with tracked ones. Though the K806 is inferior in terms of cross-country performance to the previous K200 armored personnel carrier. The K806 is fitted with a central tyre inflation system and run-flat tyres.

   The baseline K806, that will be used by the South Korean Army, is not amphibious. Such configuration was also ordered to reduce procurement and servicing costs. Amphibious capability was not required, as these armored personnel carriers are planned to be used mainly in rear areas. The larger K808 is fully amphibious. However despite its bulky appearance the K806 can travel over inland waterways, including lakes and rivers. Depending on customer requirements it can be fitted with waterjets. Amphibious speed on water is up to 10 km/h.

   The baseline K806 is an armored personnel carrier. It is likely that there will be variants of this armored vehicle.  Hyundai Rotem already demonstrated some proposed variants of the KW1, such as armored ambulance, mortar carrier, and fire support vehicle armed with a 90 mm gun.

 

Variants

 

   K808 is a larger 8x8 version with was developed alongside the K806 as part of the same project. Previously it was referred as a KW2. There is a high degree of commonality between the two vehicles. The K808 was also aproved for production by the South Korean MoD. Unlike the K806 it is intended to operate in forward areas. This armored vehicle is fully amphibious.

 

 
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