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   K2 Black Panther (South Korea)  韩国K2 黑豹


 Weight: 55 tons; Length: 10.8m

Width: 3.6m; Height: 2.4m

Crew: 3

Primary Armament: 120-mm/L55 smoothbore

Operational Range: 450 km; Speed: 70 km/h on paved road, 50 km/h cross country

The K2 Black Panther is an advanced main battle tank (MBT) featuring state-of-the-art technology. It was developed by South Korea with the aim to replace the various models of the aging M48 Patton tanks and complement the K1 series of MBTs currently fielded ones. The South Korean Army plans to deploy about 680 Black Panthers, yet the full-scale mass-production of the tank has currently been suspended due to concerns over its transmission and main engine systems. These issues may lead to a delay of service entry until March 2014. The K2 Black Panther, estimated to cost about US$8.5 million per unit, is certified as the world's most expensive MBT by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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