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K21 XC-8
K21 XC-8
Tier / Class:
10 LT
South Korea
Oscar Faraday
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
690 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
85 / 75 / 40
Turret F/S/R:
60 / 40 / 40
Max Speed:
70 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.46 s
Hull Traverse:
41.1 deg/s
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -3.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
44.3 deg/s

The K21 XC-8 is a tier 10 Light Tank originating from South Korea, and is sold by Oscar Faraday. It can be unlocked from the Sprut-SD, and is one of the end of the Oscar Faraday line.


  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals increased damage.
  • Override: this vehicle's engine can be switched to override mode, which will significantly increase speed and acceleration.

Player recommendations[]

Pros and cons[]


  • Excellent camo and spotting range.
  • Powerful gun with a high accuracy and rate of fire.
  • Outstanding speed, acceleration and maneuverability.


  • Negligible armor, vulnerable to all HEAT and kinetic rounds, including autocannons (under the range of 500 meters).
  • Large profile.
  • No ERA or spaced armor.

Upgrade suggestions[]

Upgrading smoke screens should be the top priority, as the K21 XC-8 entirely depends on remaining unseen for protection. This should be followed by engine and transmission upgrades, then APS and finally, firepower upgrades.

Retrofit suggestions[]

The first three retrofit slots should be used for the two spotting upgrades, as well as the stationary camo upgrade. After the universal retrofit slot is unlocked later down the line, it should be used to improve the (already high) reload speed in order to increase overall firepower. When using Juan Carlos, the view range almost reaches the maximum of 545, so the stationary telescope can be switched out for an engine boost.

Commander and crew skill suggestions[]

  • Commander: Juan Carlos, to maximize spotting and camo stats;
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-road Driving;
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter.


K21 XC-8 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 85/75/40 Combined 60/40/40 Combined None
The armor of the K21 XC-8 can withstand 14.5mm shots to the sides and to the rear, and 30mm to the front.


120mm Cockerill cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm DM63 AP AP Stock 520 0m 690mm 0.07° 1,650 m/s 4.2s
120mm M908 HE HE Stock 520 1.50m 40mm 0.10° 1,025 m/s 4.2s
120mm DM12A2 HEAT HEAT Stock 565 0m 800mm 0.08° 1,180 m/s 4.2s
120mm DM63A1 AP AP 77,770 530 0m 800mm 0.07° 1,850 m/s 4.2s

Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
Falarick 120 ATGM Tandem-HEAT 126,380 525 900mm 200m/s 4.2s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 14.29rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Doosan D2840LXE 750 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.46s {{{0-max}}} 41.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}


K21 XC-8
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 48,600 460,800 Hit point increased by 150

M90 Smoke Grenades 58,330 645,120 Provides 9 volleys. Magazine capacity: 3 rounds. Takes 3 s to reload. Duraiton: 10 s. Magazine reload time: 60 s

KAPS Active Protection System 108,020 1,024,000 Automatic hard kill Active Protection System. Spotting distance: 150m. Number of charges: 4. Reload time: 5s

Improved Thermal Sight 126,380 1,658,880 Ability to spot targets behind foliage improved by 30%

Improved Loading Mechanism 145,820 1,382,400 Rate of fire increased by 13%

Improved Fire Control System 174,980 1,843,200 Aim time reduced by 20%

Improved Suspension 58,330 921,600 Movement speed on off-road surfaces is increased by 20%

Improved Drive Sprocket 68,050 1,382,400 Acceleration is increased by 5%

Improved Cooling System 87,490 921,600 Camouflage factor increased by 2% Enemy's Thermal Sight effectiveness reduced by 30%


Class: Prototype Light Tank (Prototype)
Developed: 2013
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 1
Operators: N/A

The K21 XC-8 is a modification of the South Korean K21 IFV, replacing its original turret with a Belgium-produced Cockerill XC-8 one to produce a fire support variant of the series. The vehicle was presented at IDEX in 2013 as an affordable alternative to expensive Main Battle Tanks for countries with plenty of rough terrain, but was never adopted by any military.

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