Hyundai K-1 ARV

     Notes:  This South Korean armored recovery vehicle is based on the chassis of the K-1 main battle tank.  However, it uses a large number of components of German origin, particularly from the Buffel, and leaving to a marked resemblance to the Buffel.  The Malaysians also use the K-1 ARV, which they designate the K-1M.

     The K-1 ARV  is a powerful vehicle capable of towing a tank the size of the M-1A1, or the K-1 (the vehicle it is meant to recover).  The K-1 ARV's winch can pull 35 tons, or tow 70 tons when the guide pulley is installed, and has 150 meters of cable.  It is of the dual capstan type. The vehicle also has an auxiliary winch with a capacity of 20 tons and 260 meters of cable.  The K-1 has no turret, but has a superstructure in its place.  The crane is on the right of this superstructure, has a capacity of 25 tons, has a traverse of 270 degrees, and can be raised to 70 degrees angle.  The K-1 ARV has a dozer blade on the front of the vehicle for earth clearing or bracing, and can move 170 cubic meters per hour.  The K-1 ARV has a 60kW auxiliary power unit that can power all machinery except the tracks.  The crane and winches cannot be overloaded as the devices will automatically power off in an overload situation. The crane, however, is sufficient for lifting almost all turrets and can also lift one end of t vehicle for repairs underneath. There is a platform on the rear deck that can carry an M-1 or K-1 power pack (about 5 tons). On the hull front are eight smoke grenade launchers.  It normally carries a tow bar and a full range of tools, ropes, cables, and excavating tools.

     The K-1 ARV has a crew heater, air conditioner, and NBC Overpressure system; the vehicle has three doors in each side of the hull to allow access to crewmembers and storage for equipment.  The driver is at the top of the glacis on the left, while the commander is in the front center, with his weapon on a pintle mount. A small computer helps the crew by storing documents, plans, and especially, with tech information on all of the country's military vehicles.

     The engine is the K-1's MTU MB 871 Ka-501 diesel, developing 1200 horsepower.  The transmission is not only automatic, it is adjustable hydropneumatically. The vehicle is divided into five sections for the automatic fire detection and suppression systems' purposes.  The K-1 ARV is not amphibious, though with short preparation, a depth of 2.3 meters can be forded.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$148,534

D, A

5 tons

51.1 tons

33

19

Passive IR (D)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

159/111

44/31

1815

395

Stnd

T6

HF75  HS12Sp  HR12

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-2HB (C)

1000x.50

 

Hyndai K-1-M AVLB

     Notes:  This is a South Korean armored vehicle-launched bridge based on the chassis of the K-1 main battle tank.  The bridge is a British design, but the vehicles and bridges are built in South Korea. 

     In this role, the K-1's turret is removed and replaced with the bridge and launching equipment. The bridge weighs 12.9 tons, can support 66 tons, and is 20.5 meters long.  Deploying takes 3 minutes, and recovery 10 minutes.  There is a small cupola below the folder bridge that has a small hatch, all-around vision blocks, and a pintle mount for it's machinegun. This gun may remain mounted while the bridges are carried, though field of fire is severely restricted while the bridges are on top of the vehicle.  On each front fender is a cluster of six smoke grenade launchers,

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$615,427

D, A

400 kg

54.7 tons

2

23

Passive IR (D)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

162/113

45/31

1815

433

CiH

T6

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF75  HS12Sp  HR12*

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-60 (D)

1650x7.62mm

 

Daewoo K-288A1

     Notes:  This South Korean armored recovery vehicle is based on the Korean Infantry Fighting Vehicle.  The turret is removed, and in its place is a crane with a lifting capacity of 6 tons, and a platform for a KIFV power pack.  The firing ports of the KIFV are deleted.  The recovery winch is located internally, has a capacity of 10 tons, (20 tons with block and tackle) and has 150 meters of cable.  The K-288A1 carries tools appropriate to its task of recovering and repairing KIFVs, such as tow cables and a bar, and basic, electronic, tracked vehicle, small arms, and heavy ordinance tools.  It has a small computer with a library of tech manuals and such documents.  At the front of the superstructure on the left side is a small floodlight for working at night. The driver's position remains on the front left deck, and the commander remains the same spot as on the K-200A1.  The rear door and ramp remain on the vehicle.  There are no other hatches on the roof, and the remaining two crewmembers usually leave and enter through the rear door or ramp.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$94,873

D, A

1.7 tons

14.5 tons

4

9

Passive IR (D)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

124/87

34/24/3

400

78

Stnd

T3

HF8Sp  HS5Sp  HR4

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

M-2HB (C)

600x.50