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Kia KM1500

Special wheeled chassis

Kia KM1500

The Kia KM1500 is intended to carry various missiles and specialized equipment

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 18 t
Payload capacity 15 t
Length 11 m
Width 3 m
Height 3.6 m
Mobility
Engine D6CA diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 1.8 m
Fording 0.76 m

 

   The Kia KM1500 special wheeled chassis was developed to meet South Korean army requirement. It is intended to carry various missile systems, radars and other specialized military equipment. Versions of the Kia KM1500 series 8x8 trucks are used by KM-SAM Chung Koong air defense missile system for various duties. These include TEL vehicle, radar carrier and command post vehicle. It is also used by Hyunmu-3 ballistic missile.

   A baseline 8x8 wheeled chassis has a payload capacity of 15 t. It can be equipped with missile launchers, radars and other special equipment. It can be also used for other applications, such as tactical bridge carrier.

   This vehicle is also available with general service cargo body with drop sides and drop tailgate. It can carry various shelters with control systems, power generators and other equipment. There is also a version, fitted with a rear-mounted 7.2 t capacity hydraulic crane.

   Cab of this truck accommodates driver and co-driver. The cab is tilted forward for engine access and maintenance. The Kia KM1500 can be fitted with a double cabin. It accommodates driver plus 5 passengers.

   Vehicle is powered by a Hyundai D6CA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 450 hp. This engine is commercially available. It has the highest power output of any engine in South Korea. It is mated to a 16-speed automatic transmission. This military vehicle has a full time all-wheel drive. Both front axles are steerable.

 

Variants

 

   Kia KM1501 heavy recovery vehicle. Previously it was known as Kia KM1001;

   Kia KM1502 tank transporter. Previously it was known as Kia KM1002.

 

 
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