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#41 FlyingCanOpener

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 1816 PM

 

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Are those numbers related to a measured range in meters ? kilometers ??

 

K2 continues the tradition of pancake turrets:


 

What about the Leclerc ?
 

 

 

Good shout; I was thinking specifically about Asian tanks, but Leclerc is definitely une crêpe. ;)


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#42 M48A5K

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0401 AM

Are those numbers related to a measured range in meters ? kilometers ??

 

Nothing special. Just numbered targets for different weapons. 

 

The turret looks like the Belgian Cockerill CPWS 20-25-30 turret from CMI Defence.

 

The panoramic sight is similar to the MOP from SAGEM.

 

Doosan and CMI are cooperating a lot these days. Here's an article about the vehicle.

 

 

The second new vehicle from Doosan DST is a K200A1 APC fitted with a one-man turret, developed as a concept for the ROKA to consider.

 

Maro Kim, manager of the company’s overseas business team, said the turret on this so-called KIFV CPWS can accommodate a stabilised 20mm, 25mm or 30mm cannon in addition to a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. The final weapon would be decided by the client. The cannon can elevate from -10°to +45°.

 

Doosan DST is cooperating with CMI of Belgium on this turret design featuring STANAG Level 4 ballistic protection, and a cooperative agreement was to be signed on 22 October at the Seoul ADEX venue. The inclusion of a turret does not reduce the size of the soldier complement in the rear compartment.

 

With a 13.2t combat weight, the modified vehicles also features Soucy rubber band tracks to reduce vibration and noise levels.

 

Kim confirmed the amphibious design of the KIFV CPWS is almost complete and that, as the ROKA considers how to upgrade its older K200 APCs, this design offers a glimpse of its potential. Export markets are another area Doosan DST wishes to pursue with the KIFV CPWS.

 

 

Does the coaxial machine gun can be reloaded under armor ?

 

AFAIK, yes.


Edited by M48A5K, 27 October 2015 - 0404 AM.

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#43 Harkonnen

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0409 AM

what does "85 $ mil" price means ? 8,5 millons of US dollars for one?


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0424 AM

what does "85 $ mil" price means ? 8,5 millons of US dollars for one?


Oh. 8.5 billion Korean Won for single K2. That's approximately 7.5 million USD in today's exchange rate. 3.95 billion KRW for K21, which is about 3.5 million USD.


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#45 Harkonnen

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0454 AM

doesn't "$" means USD ?


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0504 AM

Yes, but the translation on this photo is wrong.

 

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'85억원' is 8.5 billion KRW, so it should be ₩8.5bil or $8.5mil(simplified exchange rate of 1000 KRW = 1 USD) instead of $85mil.


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#47 swerve

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0657 AM

doesn't "$" means USD ?

It also means other types of dollar, & peso, e.g. the Mexican peso. The $ sign existed before there was a USA, let alone one with its own dollars. It was first used for the 18th century Spanish colonial peso - which was commonly called a dollar in English. The USA copied that currency (indeed, to start with, before there was a US currency, it used Spanish pesos from Mexico), & copied the sign along with the coins. The US silver dollar is the same size & weight as the 18th century coin. Even colloquial US terms, e.g. 'two bits' for 25 cents, are derived from the peso. A peso was divided into 8 reales, so 25 cents = 2 reales, hence 'two bits'.

 

Since the US dollar is the copy, it's obviously wrong to reserve for it the symbol for the original - the Mexican peso!


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#48 JasonJ

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0736 AM

억 or "eok" = 100,000,000

Like Japanese, they don't have a special word for billion. They just say 10 eok (or "oku" for Japanese). They have a special word for what is 100,000,000 which is eok while English just says 100 million.

10 eok makes 1 billion. So 85 eok makes 8.5 billion.

원 = won

Edited by JasonJ, 27 October 2015 - 0739 AM.

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#49 Harkonnen

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 0744 AM

thanks!


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#50 M48A5K

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 0146 AM

M48A3K in 1979. No FCS upgrade at this point.
 
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Edited by M48A5K, 29 October 2015 - 0211 AM.

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#51 TOW-2

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 1537 PM

Is that an IR or White-visible searchlight?


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#52 M48A5K

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 1857 PM

AN/VSS-3A can be both used as white-visible and IR mode, but you need an infrared filter for the later.

 

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 1111 AM

Sheridans to South Korea - US offered thousand M551 to ROKA at a bargain price of $10k per vehicle in 1981, but it was eventually declined. It's quite funny to see the news article introducing the sheridan as both Anti-Air and Anti-Tank vehicle.

 

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#54 JW Collins

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 0433 AM

Sheridans to South Korea - US offered thousand M551 to ROKA at a bargain price of $10k per vehicle in 1981, but it was eventually declined. It's quite funny to see the news article introducing the sheridan as both Anti-Air and Anti-Tank vehicle.

 

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Interesting. Did the RoK Army get a chance to evaluate any first-hand?


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#55 M48A5K

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 0522 AM

Interesting. Did the RoK Army get a chance to evaluate any first-hand?

 
No. There was no need to do so. Chrysler Defense was developing ROKIT and we were upgrading M48 by our own, so Sheridans(in large numbers) were almost useless.
 
Anyway, maybe it wasn't the first time for US to offer Sheridans to ROK. Our army was looking for replacement of phasing M113 in the mid 70s. M551 was planned for retirement at that time, so what we came up was to convert its chassis into personal carrier. This source states that it was proposed by US in 1977, but I'm not sure whether this is related to those introduced in Hunnicutt's "Sheridan". The proposal was soon rejected because "equipments that have been phased out or ceased production always produce problems, so it's not a good idea in the long term". Army decided to license produce M113A1/A2 instead, then turned the direction into developing its own.

Edited by M48A5K, 11 November 2015 - 0138 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 0223 AM

KGPS installed on K1A1. Comprised of Eye-safe(Raman shifted Nd-YAG) LRF, 2nd generation thermal imager and day sight. Of course this thing is stabilized in 2-axis, with the medium error of 0.1 mrad.

 

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#57 Damian

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 0646 AM

It is kinda similiar in design to new sights mounted on newest M1 variants.


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 0847 AM

fMPowVo.jpg ROK Army M-47 circa 1996 being used as a static defense near the DMZ
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#59 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 0921 AM

I wonder if that M47 or others like it, still exist or if they've been replaced by more modern vehicles?  Probably don't need the latest and greatest AFV for a static defense role really.

 

Thanks for sharing the picture.  The M47 is a favourite of mine.   :D


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#60 M48A5K

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 1012 AM

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Some M47 have been scrapped and then replaced with a bit more modern M48A2C after their retirement in 2007. These vehicles are placed near the DMZ or coast of the northwest islands. A number of batteries are only guns from scrapped vehicles(like M36 in the 70s), but they are still being maintained. 

 

https://youtu.be/J9rux9i7GYg?t=1m26s

 

BTW that sure is a nice pic. Never seen a clear one like that before.


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