155-mm K9 Thunder advanced self-propelled howitzer Weapon Systems // Artillery/Guns // Self-Propelled Guns/Howitzers


Country of Origin: South Korea

The 155-mm K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer offers long-range support fire, a high rate of fire for real-time fire support and "shoot-and-scoot" capability -- that is, the ability to fire and quickly get underway. According to Samsung Techwin, the manufacturer of the system, the K9 produces three times as much fire capability as the 155-mm M109A2 SPH. The K9 Thunder has steel armor protecting the weapon from shelling, heavy machine gun fire (14.5-mm) and mines. The hull and turret...

 

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