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K400



Overview


K400 hand grenade

K400 hand grenade on display.
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Origin
South Korea
Type
Hand grenade
Entered service
Mid 1970's
Status
In service
Development
Early 1970's
Developer
South Korea - Hanwha Corporation
Production
1975 - present (K400)
1994 - present (K413)
Producer
South Korea - Hanwha Corporation
Notable users
South Korea

Description


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 fuse. 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


K413 hand grenade

K413 hand grenade on the right and a cutaway showing the internal design on the left.
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Variants of the K400

K400
The K400 grenade is a South Korean development of the M67 grenade.
K413
The KE878 is a smaller and lighter version of the K400 and has been renamed as the K413.
K401
The K401 is a practice grenade of similar size and weight as the K400.

Details


Facts K400 K413 K401
General
Origin
South Korea
Type
Defensive hand grenade
Dimensions
Diameter
60 mm
Length
90 mm
Weight
0.450 kg
Composition
Fuse type
Delayed fuse
4 - 5 second time delay
Fuse model
K201
Filling
130 g Comp B
Fragments
Embossed steel body resulting in 1.300 fragments
Effect
Lethal radius
10 - 15 m
Application
Projection method
Hand thrown

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