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K30 Biho



Overview


K30 Biho

South Korean K30 Biho in the field. Note the IR missiles in the pods on either side of the turret.

Source: Kim Sang Yeon - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
South Korea
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Entered service
1999
Status
In service
Development
1983 - 1991
Developer
South Korea - Agency for Defense Development
Production
1996 - early 2000's
Low rate production
2002 - 2016
Series production
Producer
South Korea - Hanwha Defense Systems
Number produced
176 vehicles planned
Unit cost
$ 12.1 million, including development costs
Designation
Biho
Nickname, Korean for "flying tiger"

Details


Facts K30 Biho
General
Origin
South Korea
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Crew
4
Dimensions
Weight
25 t
Length
6.77 m
Width
3.3 m
Height
4.07 m with radar raised
3.28 m with radar lowered
Main armament
Type
2x 30mm Oerlikon KCB autocannon
Mount
One autocannon on either side of turret
Rate of fire
600 rpm per gun, 1.200 rpm combined
Effective range
3 km
Secondary armament
Type
2x2 Shingung infrared guided surface to air missile
Mount
External twin mount on either side of turret rear
Ammunition
4 missiles ready to fire
Sensors
Search radar
TPS-830K X-band radar, 21 km range
Fire control radar
Pulse Doppler radar, 7 km range
IFF
Yes
Electro-optical
FLIR and TV
Laser range finder
Yes
Automotive
Chassis
Tracked chassis, 6 roadsheels
Drive sprocket front and idler rear
Suspension
Torsion bar
Engine
MAN-Doosan D2840L diesel
Power output
520 hp
Transmission
S&T HMPT500-3EK/4EK
Mobility
Max speed
65 km/h on roads
40 km/h off road
Range
500 - 600 km
Gradient
60 %
Protection
Armor type
Aluminum
Smoke
2x5 smoke grenade launcher

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