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K9 155mm self-propelled howitzer


International Comparisons
ROK
K-55
ROK
K-9
USA
M109A6
Germany
PZH 2000
Maximum range 24 km 40 km 30 km 40 km
Rate of fire (maximum) 4 shots / minute 6 shots / minute 4 shots / minute 8 shots / minute
Ammunition load 36 shots 48 shots 39 shots 60 shots
Fire control method Manual operation Automatic movement / manual operation Manual operation Automatic movement / manual operation
Crew 6 people 5 people 6 people 5 people
Gun barrel caliber 30cal 52cal 39cal 52cal
Battle weight (ton) 25 47 32 55
Maximum speed (km/h) 56 66 56 60
Operational 1985 1999 1992 1988
Specifications
Program Milestones 
- Concept Formation & Exploratory Development    July 1989 ~ July 1993
- Full Scale Development(FSD), Phase I Oct. 1993 ~ Sept. 1996
- FSD, Phase II : Engineering & Manufacturing
  Development(EMD)
 
      * Prototypes Fabrication Oct. 1996 ~ Aug. 1997
      * Technical & Operational T &E Present from Oct. 1997
Operators
  • ROK
  • India
  • Poland
  • Turkey
  • Finland

  •    Primary Improvements in EMD
    • Reliability
    • Operational Capability
    • XK9 Performance Characteristics
     

    Fire System To increase long range fire & rate of fire
    • 52 cal. barrel & new ammunition
    • Automatic fire control system with INS
    • Automatic gun laying systems
    • Automatic shell handling & ramming systems
    Mobility To achieve rapid shoot & scoot
    • 1000 hp disel engine
    • Hydraulic automatic transmission
    • Hydraulic-pneumatic suspension
    Survivability To protect crew & system against ballistic
    • Optimal structure design for fragment protection





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