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Tango0127 Feb 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

…Mountain Fighting Vehicle.

"The South Korean army has peculiar needs. For one, just across the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea possesses one of the largest tank armies in the world.

In this cauldron of densely packed military forces, both sides share a peninsula that is also very mountainous. During the Korean War, many battles were fought in places such as the Punchbowl, Pork Chop Hill, Old Baldy, Bloody Ridge and Heartbreak Ridge, just to name a few.

Any weapon built specifically to exploit the peninsula's terrain would have an edge. So, when South Korea produced its first domestically designed tank, Seoul took the mountainous terrain into full account…"
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Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member27 Feb 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

It looks "cute" in the suspension demo video :-)

goragrad27 Feb 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Interesting.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member27 Feb 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

Upgrade it's armor to Leopard 2A7 and it is a winner!

Mitochondria Inactive Member27 Feb 2017 8:50 p.m. PST

Millimeter band radar…..interesting.

Tango0128 Feb 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friends.


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Whatisitgood4atwork01 Mar 2017 1:08 a.m. PST

Reminds me of the Swedish S-Tank. The suspension thing, not the looks.

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