K242A1 mortar carried showing mortar in rear compartment and bipod and baseplate on the hull side.
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The K242 and K281 are self-propelled mortars of South Korean origin. Both vehicles are based on the KIFV chassis. The muzzle loaded mortar is mounted on a turntable at the rear and fires through large hatches in the roof. The crew and ammunition are carried within the vehicle. A baseplate is carried to use the mortar away from the vehicle. A 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun is fitted for self-defense.
Both K242A1 and K281A1 are based on the chassis of the KIFV.
The 107mm M30 rifled mortar is the main armament of the K242A1 mortar carrier.
The 81mm M29 mortar is the main armament of the K281A1 mortar carrier.
For self-defense a 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun is fitted.
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