- United Korean tech tree
- South Korean sub-tree
- I said no
The Korean Armoured Fighting Vehicle (KAFV) was a program undertaken in the late 1990s to mount a number of different turrets and weapons on a K200A1 KIFV hull, primarily for the export market. However, none of the vehicles were successful. The K200 KIFV itself was based on the American M113, and the two share a number of characteristics. The K200A1 was an upgraded variant, featuring a better engine, transmission and survivability.
The KAFV-30A, referred to in sales brochures as simply ‘30mm Turret Vehicle (AV30)’, mounts a stabilised 30mm M230 chain gun in a one-man AV30 turret. This is the same gun as on the AH-64 Apache helicopters. It can fire all NATO standard ADEN/DEFA 30x113mm ammunition. The gun can depress -8º/+30º, and can traverse 60º/second horizontally and vertically. The turret has 4 smoke grenades on each side at the turret rear.
The K200A1 chassis has a 350hp engine, capable of reaching a top speed of 70km/h. The vehicle weighs 13.7t in total, of which 1.2t tons are the turret. The vehicle has a crew of 3 – 1 driver, 1 gunner and 1 commander, 1 of which is in the turret (gunner).
The vehicle is thinly armoured – it has a base aluminium structure, with add-on spaced armour all around. It is said to only protect against 12.7mm rounds frontally and along the sides.
The KAFV-30A would be a fun light tank for a future United Korean tech tree, or alternatively a South Korean sub-tree, especially around the mid-tiers, being a stabilised gun with okay penetration for a 30mm cannon, on a mobile hull.
- 30mm M230
- M789 HEDP
- 25.4mm at 50º at 500m (brochure)
- 51mm at 0º at 10m (in-game value)
- Various NATO standard AP rounds
- M789 HEDP
- Elevation angles
- Traverse speed
- 60º/second horizontal
- 60º/second vertical
- Spaced armour, resists 12.7mm rounds across the front and sides
- Engine power
- 350hp, 25.45hp/t
- Small scale model