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K242A1


K281A1


Overview


K242A1

K242A1 mortar carried showing mortar in rear compartment and bipod and baseplate on the hull side.
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Origin
South Korea
Type
Self-propelled mortar
Entered service
Late 1980's
Status
In service
Development
Mid 1980's
Developer
South Korea - Daewoo
Production
Late 1980's - Early 2000's
Producer
South Korea - Daewoo
Number produced
About 100 (estimate)
Notable users
South Korea

Description


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.

Variants

K242A1
KIFV mortar carrier with 107mm M30 mortar.
K281A1
KIFV mortar carrier with 81mm M29 mortar.

Details


Facts K242A1 K281A1
General
Origin
South Korea
Type
Self-propelled mortar
Crew
5 (commander, driver, 3 mortar crew)
Dimensions
Weight
13.2 t combat load
Length
5.49 m
Width
2.85 m
Height
2.54 m overall
1.93 m hull top
Main armament
Type
107mm M30 mortar
Mount
Turntable in rear comparment
Ammunition
88 max, normally 70 carried
Traverse
Manual traverse and elevation
Secondary armament
Type
12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun
Mount
One man turret with gun shield
Ammunition
100 rounds ready to fire, total number unknown
Traverse
Manual traverse and elevation
Stabilizer
No
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels
Layout
Drive sprocket front, idler rear
Track width
0.38 m
Ground pressure
0.64 kg/cm²
Suspension
Torsion bar
Automotive
Engine
MAN D2848T V8 diesel
Power output
350 hp at 2.300 rpm
Transmission
X200-5K automatic
4 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel
400 L
Mobility
Speed
70 km/h on road
6 km/h afloat
Range
480 km
Power to weight ratio
26.5 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.41 m
Wall
0.6 m
Trench
1.7 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Fording
Amphibious
Protection
Armor type
Aluminum
NBC system
Optional
Smoke system
6x smoke grenade launcher
Equipment
Night vision
Yes, for driver

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K200 KIFV

Both K242A1 and K281A1 are based on the chassis of the KIFV.

Browning M2HB

For self-defense a 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun is fitted.