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S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K6

Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)

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.
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ORIGIN: South Korea
YEAR: 1990
MANUFACTURER(S): S&T Daewoo - South Korea
OPERATORS: South Korea
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Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible. * Calibers listed may be model/chambering dependent.
ACTION: Gas-Operated; Air-Cooled
CALIBER(S)*: 12.7mm
SIGHTS: Iron Sights

Series Model Variants
• K6 - Base Production Series Designation


Detailing the development and operational history of the S&T Motiv (Daewoo) K6 Heavy Machine Gun (HMG).  Entry last updated on 7/31/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©
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.


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