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S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K6

Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)

The Daewoo K6 is similar in mission scope to the American Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/31/2017
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Year: 1990
Manufacturer(s): S&T Daewoo - South Korea
Roles: Fire Support/Suppression/Defense;
Action: Gas-Operated; Air-Cooled
Caliber(s): 12.7mm
Sights: Iron Sights
Operators: South Korea
The Daewoo K6 HMG is a locally-produced South Korea copy of the fabled American M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun and, therefore, utilizes the same mission scope as its widely-used contemporary. The K6 externally mimics its long-running brethren to a high degree including its spade grips at the rear, its slab-sided receiver and short perforated barrel jacket behind a long barrel assembly. The K6, like the M2, has seen use as a tripod- and vehicle-mounted weapon where its suppression capabilities and light armor penetration have proven useful. The K1 Main Battle Tank makes use of the K6 as a trainable roof-mounted anti-aircraft machine gun. The weapon system is chambered for the 12.7mm cartridge and is fed by a belt magazine.

Variants / Models

• K6 - Base Production Series Designation
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