Infantry weapons / Grenades / K400

K400

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Hand grenade

  • ORIGIN
    South Korea

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Early 1970's

  • DESIGNER
    Hanwha Corporation

  • PRODUCTION
    1975 - present (K400)
    1994 - present (K413)

  • PRODUCERS
    South Korea - Hanwha Corporation

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    High quality
    Average lethality

Introduction

The K400 is a late Cold War era hand grenade of South Korean origin. The design has been inspired by the M67 grenade but has been modified over time. The K400 series has an olive drab body with bright yellow markings.

Design

The K400 has been based on the M67 grenade but is modified in various areas. The K400 has a slightly different body and features the K402 fuze. The steel body is embossed in order to produce a maximum amount of fragments of similar size. The K413 is a smaller and lighter model and features a tungsten body.

Firepower

The K400 is filled with 130 g Comp B and has a lethal radius of 10 to 15 meters. The smaller K413 is filled with 62 g Comp B and also has a lethal radius of 10 to 15 meters. The K413 has a reduced lethality but can be thrown further as it is lighter.

Users

The K400 series hand grenades are standard issue in the South Korean military. The grenade body will produce about 1.300 fragments. They are also available for export and have been sold to various nations, including in South America.

Variants

K400

The K400 grenade is a South Korean development of the M67 grenade.

  • Specifications:
  • K400
TypeDefensive handgrenade
Diameter60 mm
Length90 mm
Weight0.450 kg
FuseK201, 4 - 5 second time delay
Filling130 g Comp B, embossed steel body resulting in 1.300 fragments
Effect10 - 15 m lethal radius
VelocityHand thrown
RangeHand thrown
Remarks-

K413

The KE878 is a smaller and lighter version of the K400 and has been renamed as the K413.

  • Specifications:
  • K413
TypeDefensive hand grenade
Diameter55 mm
Length72 mm
Weight0.260 kg
FuseKE879, 4 - 5 second time delay
Filling62 g Comp B, cubic tungsten body
Effect10 - 15 m lethal radius
VelocityHand thrown
RangeHand thrown
Remarks-

K401

The K401 is a practice grenade of similar size and weight as the K400.

  • Specifications:
  • K401
TypeTraining hand grenade
Diameter60 mm
Length90 mm
Weight0.450 kg
FuseK203, 4 - 5 second time delay
Filling2 g black powder
EffectNon lethal, bang only
VelocityHand thrown
RangeHand thrown
Remarks-

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