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#181 JasonJ

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 0032 AM

One K-9 suffered a fatal howitzer accident. It's surely a great piece with a service of more than 15 years already. Accidents know how to sneak up. Army says cause was faulty parts.

http://www.koreahera...=20171226000364


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#182 Panzermann

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 1514 PM

One K-9 suffered a fatal howitzer accident. It's surely a great piece with a service of more than 15 years already. Accidents know how to sneak up. Army says cause was faulty parts.

http://www.koreahera...=20171226000364

 

 

that short articel tells not much.
 

 

South Korea's Army said Tuesday a mechanical flaw triggered the explosion of a K-9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer in August that left three soldiers dead and four others wounded.

The howitzer blew up abruptly while in use at a shooting range in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province. The Army has since suspended the operation of K9s for training purposes, although it remains operational for combat ones.

The detonator ignited by itself and some components functioned abnormally, the Army said after a joint investigation joined by 113 government, military officials and civilian experts.

 

The announcement indicated no human error or mistake at the time of the accident.

In a press release, however, it did not directly mention the responsibility of the manufacturer of the artillery system, Hanwha Land Systems, an affiliate of Hanwha Techwin.

The Army plans to resume the use of K9s at training sites "in stages" and take additional safety measures for troops operating K9s, plus a better maintenance system. (Yonhap)

 

 

so what went wrong? out of battery? faulty charge?


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#183 Overseer Marianne

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 2317 PM

https://www.hanwha.c...ew.do?seq=3836

http://www.sedaily.c...View/1S3HI4W3GE (both article is korean)

 

August 22, First 6 K9A1 were delivered to army

 

now army plans to upgrade the army's whole K9 to K9A1 until mid 2020~2030


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 2321 PM

https://www.hanwha.c...ew.do?seq=3836

http://www.sedaily.c...View/1S3HI4W3GE (both article is korean)

 

August 22, First 6 K9A1 were delivered to army

 

now army plans to upgrade the army's whole K9 to K9A1 until mid 2020~2030

http://hanwhalandsystems.com/mobile/products/firearms-system-k9a1 Here's the manufacture's webpage in English describing the differences.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 1151 AM

In Finnish service is it still referred to as the K-9 Thunder?


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 2341 PM

Yes.

Panssarihaupitsi K9 Moukari (Thunder).
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#187 Chris Werb

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 1525 PM

 

https://www.hanwha.c...ew.do?seq=3836

http://www.sedaily.c...View/1S3HI4W3GE (both article is korean)

 

August 22, First 6 K9A1 were delivered to army

 

now army plans to upgrade the army's whole K9 to K9A1 until mid 2020~2030

http://hanwhalandsystems.com/mobile/products/firearms-system-k9a1 Here's the manufacture's webpage in English describing the differences.

 

 

Hi Dawes - that link takes me to an error page.


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#188 Calvinb1nav

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 2015 PM

 

 

 

Hi Dawes - that link takes me to an error page.

 

It was working.  Try this http://hanwhalandsys...rms-system-k9a1


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#189 Chris Werb

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 1826 PM

 

 

 

 

Hi Dawes - that link takes me to an error page.

 

It was working.  Try this http://hanwhalandsys...rms-system-k9a1

 

 

Much better, thank you.  I love this SP 105mm - it looks like someone gave Ryan Gill an M101 and shut him in a barn for few hours, then he drove it straight out through the doors, A-Team style. :)


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 0334 AM

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oman export variant of K2 

 

 

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