Sunday, 22 July 2012

K1 ARV Armored Recovery Vehicle

K1 ARV Armored Recovery Vehicle
Hyundai Rotem - South Korea

The K1 ARV is operated by crew of four and equipped with the latest recovery equipment. Its advanced crane, winch and dozer systems allow it to perform damaged vehicle recovery missions, and to provide maintenance service for armored vehicles.
The K1 ARV uses common components of the K1 MBT to the maximum extent which provides for effective maintenance and logistics support.


Crew: 4 (commander, mechanic driver, operator)
Combat weight: 51.100 kg
Length: 9.0 m
Width: 3.6 m
Height: 2.7 m
Ground clearance: 0.46 m


Commander: 1x 12.7 mm machine gun
Smoke grenade launcher: 6x2


Maximum speed on road: 65 km/h
Maximum speed on cross country: 40 km/h
Maximum road range: 600 km
Gradient: 60%
Side slope: 30%
Vertical obstacle: 1.0 m
Trench: 2.74 m
Fording: 2.2 m
Engine: 1200 hp, diesel, 8-cylinder, water cooled
Transmission: fully automatic, forward 4 and reverse 2
Power weight ratio: 23.5 hp/t
Suspension: HSU & torsion bar


  • Maximum lifting capacity: 25 t
  • Traverse: 270°
  • Maximum traversing speed: 1.7 rpm
  • Elevation angle: 70°
  • Maximum lifting speed: 10 m/Min
  • Maximum working slope: 15%
Main winch
  • Type: Capstan
  • Traction force: 343 kn (1st gear); 47 kn (2nd gear)
  • Cable speed: 16 m/min (1st gear), 85 m/min (2nd gear)
  • Usable cable length: 150 m
Auxiliary winch
  • Type: drum
  • Traction force: 7 kn at top layer
  • Cable speed: 50 - 60 m/min
  • Usable cable length: 260 m
  • Dozing capability: 170 m³/hr
  • Welding & cutting equipment
  • Refuel/ defuel pump
  • Axiliary power unit
  • Integrated test system (ITS)

Asian Defence News

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