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ACADEMT 13519 Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari"  1:35 Scale
ACADEMT 13519 Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari"  1:35 Scale
ACADEMT 13519 Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari"  1:35 Scale
ACADEMT 13519 Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari"  1:35 Scale
ACADEMT 13519 Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari"  1:35 Scale
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ACADEMT 13519 Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari" 1:35 Scale

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ACADEMT 13519 Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari" 1:35 Scale

The K9 is a 155mm/L52 caliber, with a maximum firing range of 40 km, self-propelled howitzer designed by Samsung Techwin for the Republic of South Korea Army with development starting in 1989. The howitzer was based on the design of the M109A2, but with a larger turret. The K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer was developed as a replacement for the M109A2K. The South Korean Government in December 1998 awarded a contract to Samsung Aerospace Industries. The first batch of K9 “Thunders were delivered to the Republic of Korea Army in 1999 with a unit cost of $3.9 million. I can only assume the term “Thunder” comes from the enormous sound the howitzer makes upon firing the 52 caliber projectiles. (I could not locate references which stated why k9 was called “Thunder.”)

The crew consists of 5 (Commander, Driver, Gunner, 2 Loaders). The K9 is made of all-welded steel armour protection material with a Modular Azimuth Position System (MAPS), an automatic fire control system (AFCS), a powered gun elevation / depression and a turret traverse system.

Ammunition is standard M107 high-explosive (HE) projectiles being standard NATO 155mm with an automatic loading system. Since the K9 only carries 48 projectiles, resupply is done with the K10 ammunition resupply vehicle through a powered tray though the rear of the K9’s turret. Power of the K9 is from a MTU MT 881 Ka-500 8-cylinder water cooled diesel engine developing an output of 1000hp.

On 17 of February 2017 the Finnish Ministry of Defense confirmed the purchase of 48 second hand K9s from South Korea at a cost of US $155 million replacing the Soviet self-propelled 122mm howitzer 2S1 Gvozdika (PsH 74)


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