[15] The main armament consists of a 155 mm/52 caliber ordnance with a maximum firing range of 40 km;[16] the K307 BB-HE projectile propelled by the K676 top charge has a muzzle velocity of 928 m/s (3,040 ft/s). K9 Thunder. Turkey ordered the K9 Thunder under the Firtina or T-155 K/M Obus designation in 2001. On the other hand, engine, transmission, and INS were chosen to be imported from foreign partners, and license produce hydropneumatic suspension to boost up localization by 70%. Sep 21, 2018 2,148-13 2,651 … [18], It was designed to give the artillery arm of the Republic of Korea Army a significant improvement in capability. K9 THUNDER SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER. [57][58][59], 120 K9 chassis will be produced as part of the AHS Krab program.[60][61]. Main armament: 155 mm Howitzer: 155 mm howitzer: Firing range: 30 km (19 mi) 30 - 56 km: Engine: Detroit Diesel 8V71T 450 hp (335.56 kW) MTU MT 881 Ka-500 8-cylinder water-cooled diesel 1000 hp The first vehicle was rolled out on 17 December 1999, and was fielded to the Republic of Korea Marine Corps in Yeonpyeong Island. K9FIN 1:35. by Esko P. on Pienoismallit + Actions Info Kits. With a claimed range of 75 km, it offers greater mobility, longer range, higher rate of fire, and increased battlefield survivability, as it can quickly be brought into action, open fire, and come out of action. [13][14], K9 is an indigenous system of an all-welded steel armour construction which is rated to withstand 14.5 mm armour piercing rounds, 152 mm shell fragments, and anti-personnel mines. K9 howitzers operate in groups with the K10 automatic ammunition resupply vehicle. Later, South Korea developed domestic hydropneumatic suspension and sold to Britain. Anyone knows why Korea uses German engine for K9. [36], Estonia has also confirmed its decision to purchase K9 Thunders. Academy 1/35 K9 Thunder SPH. [7] However, damaged prototype's internal system survived the fire, thus was repaired for further use. The major equipment including gun system, automatic ammunition feeding system and diesel engine were retained for the T-155. ROK Army K9 Thunder , K55 Self Propelled Artillery Gunnery Exercise /제5포병여단 K9,K55 사격훈련 - Duration: 3:41. rider eye-Aviation&Military 42,791 views Total production of 1,178 K9s and 179 K10s were fielded by 2019. K9 Thunder South Korean self-propelled 155 mm howitzer is designed and developed by the Agency for Defense Development and Samsung Aerospace Industries for … A total of 150 units were delivered to the Turkish Army in December 2009. [29]K9 Thunder overcame a sand storm to successfully become a part of the Indian Military. K9 Thunder. The first batch of K9 were delivered to the Republic of Korea Army in 1999. At the same time, the NDMA said that negotiations concerning the KMW-made Panzerhaubitze 2000 and the Nexter Caesar had been put "on hold". 480 km: Speed: 67 km/h: The K9 Thunder is a South Korean self-propelled 155 mm howitzer developed by Samsung Techwin for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. [citation needed] State-of-the-art mobility subsystems include a 1,000 horsepower (750 kW) engine with potential for growth and hydropneumatic suspension unit, a requirement for Korea's rugged mountainous terrain. The propulsion system provides a top speed of over 67km/h and a cruising range of 360km. Six ROKMC howitzers engaged against the surprise attack from the North Korean artillery. State-of-the-art mobility subsystems include a 1,000 horsepower (750 kW) engine with potential for growth and hydropneumatic suspensionunit, a requirement for Korea's rugged mountainous terrain. On Sept. 15, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to locally develop the engine for the K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer. The reloading is done through a munition bridge on the K10 that extends out to lock itself into a reception hole located at the rear of the K9. It shares the same chassis as K9, preserving K9's mobility, and can follow the main artillery battery without lagging behind. The K9 is also known nicknamed the Thunder. Rajnath Singh flags off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun", "S. 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Korean-designed howitzers", K9 Thunder Self-propelled Howitzer - Artillery Systems - Hanwha Defense, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=K9_Thunder&oldid=993978684, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2020, Articles with dead external links from September 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 December 2020, at 14:50. Unnamed sources in the Norwegian Army had previously stated that the K9 was a leading candidate in the competition. The K9 is pretty conventional for a modern SPG: big, lightly armoured hull, engine to the front, turret to the rear. It has great mobility, long range, high rate of fire, and designed for increased battlefield survivability as it can quickly be brought into action, open fire and come out of action. The K9 Thunder is a South Korean self-propelled 155 mm howitzer developed by Samsung Techwin for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.It was developed to supplement and then replace the K55 self-propelled howitzers in South Korean service. K9 Thunder protects the internal crew and onboard equipment against 155mm shell fragments, 14.5mm armor piercing shells and anti-personnel mines. South Korea is investing about $65 million over the next five years to develop a 100-horespower diesel engine for the K9 howitzer. 480 km (299 mi) Maximum speed : 66 km/h (41 mph) T-155 Fırtına (English: Storm) is a Turkish 155 mm self-propelled howitzer. Engine: MTU MT 881 Ka-500 8-cylinder water-cooled diesel 1000 hp: Speed: 67 km/h (41 mph) Crew: 5: Weight: 47 t: Dimensions . The automatic loading system places the projectiles onto the ammunition tray ready for fire. In which a boom is extended towards the rear of the T-155 Fırtına turret where the exchange happens. The K9 is powered by a German MTU MT 881 Ka-500 diesel engine, generating 1,000 horsepower when coupled with an Allison automatic transmission. [15], In June 2016, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) revealed they were designing a new fully automatic projectile-and-charge loading system that will be retrofitted to the K9, essentially giving it a robotic turret. Last 74 K9s in between 2018 and 2019 were built as K9A1 configuration. The K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer was developed as a replacement for the M109A2K, also known as the K55, self-propelled howitzers. K9 Thunder 1:35. by Kari Lappalainen on Pienoismallit + Actions Info Kits. This avoids the exposure of crew to the combat environment. Turkish 155 mm self-propelled howitzer based on the K9 Thunder that was developed by South Korea's Samsung Techwin. [37] According to other sources, Estonia is teaming up with Finland in the procurement of the K9, and will order 12 howitzers. The results of the study of existing proposals, the Turkish military chose the self-propelled K9 Thunder from the South Korean company Samsung Techwin. With the success of designing and manufacturing KH-178 and KH-179 towed artillery, and experience gained by license producing K55 (KM109A2), the Ministry of Defense ordered to develop new system that has longer firing range, faster firing rate, and high mobility. Sustained rate of fire is two to three rounds a minute for one hour. The K-9 Thunder is an indigenous South Korean self-propelled 155 mm howitzer. [39], On 24 August 2016 the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency published their intention to continue negotiations with Hanwha Techwin and Swiss RUAG, which has offered their M109 "KAWEST" upgrade. The engine develops a power output of 1,000hp with a power-to-weight ratio of 21.6hp/t. [41], Norwegian variant was named as K9 VIDAR (Versatile InDirect ARtillery system), and is based on K9 PIP configuration. K9 Thunder je samohybná houfnice, ráže 155 mm, vyvinutá společností Samsung Aerospace Industries (nyní Hanwha Defense) pro ozbrojené síly Korejské republiky.Zahraničními uživateli typu jsou například Ázerbájdžán, Polsko a Turecko. AHS Krab and K9 Thunder. It was developed to supplement and then … These will be built at Hanwha Australia's Geelong facility. The K9 Thunder’s welded steel construction protects crew and on-board equipment against the 155mm shell fragments, 14.5mm armour piercing shells and anti-personnel mines. The K9 Thunder is powered by an MTU MT 881 Ka-500 8-cylinder water cooled diesel engine coupled to the Allison ATDX1100-5A3 transmission. In 1980s, the ROK Armed Forces came in need of new artillery system to contest North Korean equipment. Each K10 supports two K9 guns and can carry 104 rounds of ammunition. [40], On 20 December 2017, a contract was signed between Hanwha Land Systems and Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency for ₩245.2 billion to supply 24 K9 Thunder and 6 K10 ARV by 2020. ", "Each K10 supports two K9 guns and can carry 104 rounds of ammunition.". The development started in 1989 and was led by the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) and Samsung Aerospace Industries (now Hanwha Defense). It can be distinct from the T-155 Firtina by the shape of its turret. Main armament: Rheinmetall 155 mm L52 Artillery Gun (60 rounds) 155 mm howitzer: Firing range: 40km: 30 - 56 km: Engine: MTU 881 Ka-500 1,000 PS (986 hp, 736 kW) MTU MT 881 Ka-500 8-cylinder water-cooled … Name: K9 Thunder G6 howitzer; Origin: South Korea: South Africa: Produced: 1999: 1987: Unit cost: 3.9 million $ -Full description: Description, operators: Description, operators: Specifications. The K9 is powered by a German-based MTU brand MT 881 Ka-500 series 8-cylinder, water-cooled diesel engine delivering up to 1,000 horsepower at 2,750rpm. by: Sean Langley [ PIGSTY] introduction The K9 is Korea’s new self-propelled howitzer. On Sept. 15, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to locally develop the engine for the K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer. Turkey received its first batch of eight Firtina howitzers in 2004. The armed forces operated M107 self-propelled gun and K55 self-propelled howitzer; however, they had shorter firing range compared to M-1978 Koksanand were outnumbered by various North Korean artillery. MTU MT 881 Ka-500 engines drive the self-propelled K9-Thunder howitzer with 735 kW (985 bhp).Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH will supply the drive components to two South Korean partner firms: The engines will be delivered to the diesel engine manufacturer STX Engine whereas the powerpack subcomponents such as cooling systems, pipework or air filter systems will … It uses Norwegian ODIN fire support system and radio communication systems. The K10 ARV can automatically transfer 12 rounds per minute through a conveyor belt. K9 Thunder 1:35. by Kari Lappalainen on Pienoismallit + Actions Info Kits. The gun’s firing is controlled by onboard fire-control equipment. The engineers faced biggest challenge on designing main gun and suspension due to lack of experience; while licensing the K55, its main gun was brought as finished product and suspension was produced under knowledge base from the United States. With technical support from ADD and Samsung Aerospace Industries, Turkey started designing the structure of its self-propelled howitzer based on the K9 in 1999. The K9 Thunder is a 155mm / 52 calibre self-propelled howitzer developed by Samsung Techwin for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. Flag Country Number Variant; Finland: 48: 155 PSH 17: India: 100: K9 VAJRA-T: South Korea: 850: K9 Thunder: Images. In addition, one howitzer experienced a problem during the exercise when a shell became stuck in the barrel, disabling it. The engine develops a power output of 1,000hp with a power-to-weight ratio of 21.6hp/t. And, as of 2020, the first wartime K9 Thunder unit will be in operational use. T-155 Firtina is the Turkish variant of K9 Thunder. [42], In April 2017, it was reported that Hanwha Techwin was in negotiations with Egypt to export its K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer. [4], The turret servo electrohydraulic system is a derive from that of K1 MBT. See more » Panzerhaubitze 2000 The Panzerhaubitze 2000 ("armoured howitzer 2000"), abbreviated PzH 2000, is a German 155 mm self-propelled howitzer developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall for the German Army. Our search engine contains 3 gallery articles related to the topic K9 Thunder: K9 moukari 1:35. by Pore on Pienoismallit + Actions Info Kits. All K9 will be upgraded to K9A1 by 2030, and K9A2 variant development is ongoing. Jul 14, 2020 #10 Maybe UAE should try developing its own howitzer in collaboration with the South Africans. The main weapon is the 155mm / 52 calibre gun. [28], Hanwha Techwin joined hand with Indian conglomerate Larsen and Toubro Limited to supply 100 K9-T guns (known in India as K-9 Vajra) for the Indian Army Howitzer competition. The development program of this 155 mm/52-caliber self-propelled howitzer has been underway since 1989. [35] In February 2017, the Ministry of Defence announced that Finland will acquire 48 used K9s over a period of seven years starting in 2018, with conscript training on the equipment commencing in 2019. The Turkish ARV will have Auxiliary Power Unitunlike the K10 ARV, which allows the vehicle's crew to use electronics, communication systems and Ammunition Transfer System to run … The MTU 1.000 hp diesel engine provides a maximum speed of 67 km/h on roads. Engine: MTU MT 881 Ka-500 8-cylinder water-cooled diesel 1000 hp: Power/weight: 21 hp/ton: Transmission: S&T Dynamics X1100-5A3: Suspension: hydropneumatic: Operational range. The first batch of eight T-155s were built in South Korea under a licence agreement with Samsung Techwin, while the remaining batch of over 300 units is being produced at the 1st Army Maintenance Center Command, Adapazari in Turkey. [26], On 14 May 2019, in the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, announced that 30 K9 howitzers and associated support equipment, including ten K10 ammunition resupply vehicles, would be acquired for the ADF. Name: M109 K9 Thunder; Origin: USA: South Korea: Produced: 1962: 1999: Unit cost:-3.9 million $ Full description: Description, operators: Description, operators: Specifications. It has a burst rate of fire of three rounds per 15 seconds and a maximum rate of fire of six to eight rounds a minute for three minutes. "On Sept. 15, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to locally develop the engine for the K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer. 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