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The K2 Black Panther is a Tier 10 progression Main Battle Tank under Francine De Laroche's dealership.

History[ | ]

K2[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1995-2014
Service: 2014+
Vehicles Built: cca 200
Operators: South Korea

The K2 Black Panther is currently possibly the most advanced mass-produced Main Battle Tank in the world. It was designed sometimes in the early 2000s (even though the program itself was likely launched as early as 1995) to replace the aging K1 tank series, which were basically like a Korean equivalent to the older Abrams models, but not quite – Korea is a mountainous region, which is why these tanks emphasized, on one hand, mobility, and on the other hand, the capability to operate in difficult terrain. That’s why these tanks featured hydraulic, adjustable suspension, giving them an edge in the hilly parts of the country.

The Black Panther itself weighs 55 tons and is well-protected. The armor is, of course, composite (and secret) and is said to be able to withstand a hit from a 120mm APFSDS round, fired from a gun with 55 caliber barrel length. The mobility is provided by a German MTU MT883 Ka-501 diesel with the later production models being fitted with an indigenous 1500hp Doosan DV27K power pack. The German engines were adopted because the Korean power unit still had problems by the time the production was supposed to launch

The tank is also equipped with an in-arm hydraulic suspension, allowing it to “sit” (lowering its silhouette in defensive position) or tilt to all sides to improve its 120mm L/55 indigenous gun elevation as needed. The gun is controlled by an extremely advanced FCS and can fire unique modern ammunition. Around two hundred of these vehicles were built for the South Korean military with more being offered for export all around the world, most notably in Poland.

K2PL[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1995-2014
Service: 2014+
Vehicles Built: cca 200
Operators: South Korea, Poland

The K2 Black Panther is currently possibly the most advanced mass-produced Main Battle Tank in the world. It was designed sometimes in the early 2000s (even though the program itself was likely launched as early as 1995) to replace the aging K1 tank series, which were basically like a Korean equivalent to the older Abrams models, but not quite – Korea is a mountainous region, which is why these tanks emphasized, on one hand, mobility, and on the other hand, the capability to operate in difficult terrain. That’s why these tanks featured hydraulic, adjustable suspension, giving them an edge in the hilly parts of the country.

The Black Panther itself weighs 55 tons and is well-protected. The armor is, of course, composite (and secret) and is said to be able to withstand a hit from a 120mm APFSDS round, fired from a gun with 55 caliber barrel length. The mobility is provided by a German MTU MT883 Ka-501 diesel with the later production models being fitted with an indigenous 1500hp Doosan DV27K power pack. The German engines were adopted because the Korean power unit still had problems by the time the production was supposed to launch

The tank is also equipped with an in-arm hydraulic suspension, allowing it to “sit” (lowering its silhouette in defensive position) or tilt to all sides to improve its 120mm L/55 indigenous gun elevation as needed. The gun is controlled by an extremely advanced FCS and can fire unique modern ammunition. Around two hundred of these vehicles were built for the South Korean military with more being offered for export all around the world, most notably in Poland.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.
  • Adjustable Suspension: This vehicle features a hydraulic suspension that allows you to manually change its ground clearance.
  • Advanced Hydraulic Suspension:This vehicle's advanced hydraulic suspension allows you to tilt its hull to the front, to the rear and to each side for improved gun elevation and depression angles.
  • Designate Target: This vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within its line of sight. Designated targets are marked to other players and take increased damage.
  • Hybrid Engine: This vehicle's engine is partially electric, which ensures excellent mobility and stealth. This engine can't be set on fire and its repairs are quicker.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 120mm K279 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 620 830[note 1] mm 1,750 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm K279 Mod.1 APFSDS APFSDS Experience 193,575 630 880[note 2] mm 1,800 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 120mm K277 HEAT-MP HEAT-MP Stock 744[note 3] 920 mm 1,200 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 120mm K280 HEAT HEAT-MP Experience 178,225 780[note 4] 960 mm 1,400 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 120mm KSTAM-II HEAT-TA HEAT-TA Experience 126,380 550[note 5] 650 mm 750 m/s 7.50 s
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  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
6 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 6] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400.00 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

K2 Black Panther Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 970 mm (vs AP)
1,065 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 1,025 mm (vs AP)
2,080 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite ERA Kit (Gen 3) 50% (vs AP)
80% (vs HEAT)
All data about the K2 armor ar classified. However, according to the producer, the tank's frontal armor can withstand a hit from any modern 120mm APFSDS round.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
120mmSingle 120mm Hyundai CN08 L/55 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.79 s 7.50 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -11.0° / 20.0°
  • Depression/Elevation incl. Suspension: -16.0° / 23.0°
Ammo:
120mm K279 APFSDS
120mm K277 HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP
120mmMagazine 120mm Hyundai CN08 L/55 Smoothbore Cannon Magazine Autoloader Experience 32,000 Credits 300,000 1.79 s 13.00 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Magazine Size: 3
  • Burst Fire Rate: 15.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -11.0° / 20.0°
  • Depression/Elevation incl. Suspension: -16.0° / 23.0°
Ammo:
120mm K279 APFSDS
120mm K277 HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP
120mmReadyRack 120mm Hyundai CN08 L/55 Smoothbore Cannon Ready Rack Experience 32,000 Credits 300,000 1.79 s 9.50 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 3
  • Burst Fire Rate: 15.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -11.0° / 20.0°
  • Depression/Elevation incl. Suspension: -16.0° / 23.0°
Ammo:
120mm K279 APFSDS
120mm K277 HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 873 Ka-500 1500 hp Diesel engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 30 km/h 5.26 s (0 to 32 km/h)
28.80 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.09° 8 %
MTU MB 873 Ka-501 1650 hp Diesel engine Experience 63,000 Credits 600,000 75 km/h 30 km/h 4.80 s (0 to 32 km/h)
30.27 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.10° 8 %
Doosan DST 1500 hp Hybrid Engine Experience 2,160,300 Credits 10,240,000 55 km/h 32 km/h 2.93 s (0 to 32 km/h)
10.46 s (0 to Max Speed)
37.08° 0 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Spall Liner
Experience 24,000 Credits 225,000 Hit points are increased by 400
Basictech
Enhanced Module Maintenance Kit
Experience 360,050 Credits 1,710,000 Increases the repair speed of internal modules by 30%
Increase the protection of internal modules by 15%
Smokegrenades
M82 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Takes 35s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
M90 Smoke Grenades
Experience 5,000 Credits 75,000 Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Hardkillaps
KAPS Hard Kill APS
Experience 79,000 Credits 750,000 Automatic Hard Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 150m
Charges: 4
Cooldown: 5s
Angle of Effect 360°
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Autoloader
Loading Mechanism Upgrade #1
Experience 95,000 Credits 900,000 Rate of fire is increased by 10% [note 7]
Multyreload
Ammo Rack Upgrade #1
Experience 95,000 Credits 900,000 Burst rate of fire is increased by 50% [note 7]
Fpreloadspeed
Gun Breech Upgrade #1
Experience 95,000 Credits 900,000 Magazine capacity is increased by 1 [note 7]


Autoloader
Loading Mechanism Upgrade #2
Experience 142,000 Credits 1,350,000 Rate of fire is increased by 10% [note 8]
Multyreload
Ammo Rack Upgrade #2
Experience 142,000 Credits 1,350,000 Burst rate of fire is increased by 50% [note 8]
Fpreloadspeed
Gun Breech Upgrade #2
Experience 142,000 Credits 1,350,000 Magazine capacity is increased by 1 [note 8]
Firecontrol
Improved target Tracker
Experience 720,100 Credits 3,410,000 Vision range is increased by 25m
Target designation duration increased by 5 secs
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Torsionbars
Improved Torsion Bars
Experience 16,000 Credits 150,000 Suspension durability increased by 40%
Enginecontrolunit
Stage 2 Kit
Experience 118,150 Credits 1,090,000 Acceleration is increased by 15%
Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%
Turret traverse rate is increased by 10%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 87.5%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 72.7%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 9,500 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Equiptypeall
Universal Retrofit Slot
Experience 270,040 Unlocks Universal retrofit slot.
Kwon Han
Kwon Han
Experience 12,150 Unlocks commander Kwon Han.
Currencyrep
41,200 Reputation
Experience 135,020 Provides an injection of 41,200 Reputation.
Currencyrep
41,200 Reputation
Experience 135,020 Provides an injection of 41,200 Reputation.
Currencyrep
41,200 Reputation
Experience 135,020 Provides an injection of 41,200 Reputation.
Currencyrep
41,200 Reputation
Experience 135,020 Provides an injection of 41,200 Reputation.

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
Suspension Ability Suspension
Dynamic Suspension
Stock N/A 0.25 s N/A N/A
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Description:
This vehicle can lower its suspension to become stealthier and more accurate at the cost of mobility and vision range. Additionally, it can also tilt its hull to improve its gun depression and elevation angles.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
Designate Ability Designate
Designate Target
Experience 72,000[note 9] N/A 2.5 s 10[note 10] s 15 s
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Description:
A target designated by this ability will remain spotted for its duration and will receive increased damage.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 830 mm at 100m;
    623 mm at 500m
  2. 880 mm at 100m;
    660 mm at 500m
  3. 93 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 98 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 363 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  6. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1,000m
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Loading Mechanism Upgrade #1, Ammo Rack Upgrade #1 and Gun Breech Upgrade #1 are mutually exclusive; equipping one upgrade will unequip the others.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Loading Mechanism Upgrade #2, Ammo Rack Upgrade #2 and Gun Breech Upgrade #2 are mutually exclusive; equipping one upgrade will unequip the others.
  9. Also requires Credits 10,000 to purchase and equip
  10. 15 s if Improved Target Tracker upgrade is purchased.
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