K-30 Bi Ho SPAAG

Found this at Militaryphotos.net and was unfamiliar with the vehicles:

Anti-aircraft battalion 26th Div ROKA\'s Bi Ho (Flying Tiger) SPAAG fires 30mm guns during trainning. 2008.11.19 An-hung training range.

Anti-aircraft battalion 26th Div ROKA's Bi Ho (Flying Tiger) SPAAG fires 30mm guns during trainning. 2008.11.19 An-hung training range.

The Bi Ho is a homegrown South Korean self propelled anti aircraft gun system. A lot of great photos from a show here.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, Strategy Page notes that budget crunches threaten to slash Korean K-2 tank production.

Comments

  1. I thought they were Gepards too, when I first saw them. On second look, it’s pretty apparent the chassis and turrets are different. I’ve always thought our (the US) not having a viable SPAAA system was pretty foolish. “But we’ll have air supremecy and don’t need one” always sounded like famous last words to me (though unfortunately it probably won’t be the folks who think we don’t need such a system, who get hurt, or worse!).

  2. Personally, I think there is a need for a Sergent York style vehicle. Primarily as a base protector or as an infantry support vehicle. Install a ASEA radar unit with networking capabilities and a lot of the Yorks failings fall away in a integrated defense network and a 40mm cannon can defeat everything short of a MBT.

  3. I guess they like mobile anti aircraft networks instead of stationary proprietary networks and an actual armor network, which would always come in handy when your securing a DMZ, not preparing for a sudden NK campaign that takes place in the air

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