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Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name Daewoo K2
Image 300px
A K-2 Assault Rifle
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Flag of South Korea
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South Korea
Service history
In service 1984–present
Used by Republic of Korea, Fiji, Peru (limited use), Nigeria
Wars Iraq War, 2006 Fijian coup d'état
Production history
Designer
Designed 1977
Manufacturer Daewoo
Produced 1984–present
Number
Variants MAX-2, AR-100, DR-200, DR-300
Specifications
Weight 3.26 kg
Length 970 mm,
730 mm with folded stock
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Barrel length 465 mm
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Crew
Cartridge 5.56 x 45 mm NATO
Caliber
Action Gas operated, Rotating bolt
Muzzle velocity 920 m/s (SS109), 960 m/s (M193)
Effective range 600 m (SS109), 460 m (M193)
Maximum range 2400 m
Other identifying characteristics
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The K2 is an assault rifle of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. It is manufactured by Daewoo. It is a shoulder-fired, gas-operated, selective-fire assault rifle that feeds from a 20 or 30 round magazine and is chambered for 5.56 NATO. It uses a tough polymer for the forearm, pistol-grip and foldable buttstock. Its bolt carrier group is derived from the American M16 rifle, but the parts are not interchangeable. The gas operating system seems to be derived from the AK-47, and consequently is more robust than the M16. The K2 uses the same magazine as the M16. The barrel rifling has 6 grooves, 1-in-7.3 right hand twist. It is a tough, durable and accurate rifle that is popular with South Korean soldiers.

K1 carbine and K2 rifleEdit

While the K1/K1A carbine is commonly regarded as a carbine version of K2, it is better to consider K1 a separate carbine. Because,

  • The K1 was developed earlier than the K2.
  • The K1 uses direct impingement gas system, while the K2 uses AK-47 style gas piston system.
  • The K1 has 1-in-12 rifling twist for KM193 (5.56 mm) rounds, while the K2 has 1-in-7.3 rifling twist for both the KM193 (5.56 mm) rounds and the K100 (5.56 mm) green tip, full metal jacket rounds.

VariantsEdit

MAX-2, AR-100, DR-200, DR-300 are civilan, semi-auto versions of the K2. DR-300 is chambered for 7.62x39mm.

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