KIA KM420 series of light military vehicles was developed in South Korea by Kia Motors. It a successor to the previous KM410. It entered service with the South Korean Army in 1997 and is now the standard light utility vehicle. It replaced the KM410 and assorted Nissan and Toyota designs. Kia Motors produced over 23 000 of these light military vehicles. A small number of them have been exported. It is also available for civil customers as the Kia Retona. This 4x4 military vehicle is based on the civilian Kia Sportage. The KM420 is a baseline troop/cargo carrier. It has a maximum payload capacity is 540 kg on highways and 360 kg on cross-country terrain. It can tow light trailers or artillery pieces. The Kia KM420 series vehicles are usually fitted with a canvas soft top.Auto-locking hubs allow on-the-fly shifting between 4x2 and 4x4 drive at speeds up to 60 km/h.
The Kia KM450 is a light 4x4 multipurpose all-terrain military truck. It is a modern license-produced version of the US M715, designed in the mid-1960s. The KM450 was first introduced in 1998. This military vehicle is in service with South Korea Army and has been exported to some countries.The baseline version is a troop/cargo carrier. It offers substantially more room and hauling capacity, than the smaller Kia KM420. This military vehicle has a payload capacity of 1 530 kg on hard surface roads and 1 330 kg on cross-country terrain. It cal also tow light trailers or artillery pieces.
KIA KM250 6x6 The KM250 is a baseline model for Kia's 6x6 tactical truck series. It is an updated US M35A2 truck,
produced by the Kia Motors (and REO , Kaiser, AM General, Bombardier) . Vehicle retains a classic American military truck appearance with the long bonnet, spartan soft-topped cab, and a large carrying area. It is in service with the ROK Army. The South Korean army also operates larger KM500 series of general utility trucks.
The KM250 has a payload capacity of 2 270 kg off road and 4 550 kg on hard surface roads. It can carry up to 20 fully equipped troops, plus the crew of two. The removable slated body walls serve as troop seats when folded down.
KIA KM500 6x6 The KM500 general utility truck was developed by Kia Motors. It is based to the American M809, (platform M54, Manufacturer:
but has many improvements. These trucks retain the classic American military truck appearance with the long bonnet, spartan soft-topped cab, and a large carrying area. The KM500 cargo truck is a baseline model of the Kia MK50 series of heavy-duty general utility trucks. Vehicle is in service with the ROK Army. The South Korean army also operates a smaller KM250 series of light utility trucks.
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KIA Cargo 6x6 Truck 2,5 and 5t Cargo Truck were developed for the transportation of heavy caro and large armed troops ready to meet every
contingency with its excellent off-road capacity, auto transmission, 6x6 permanent all-wheel-dive.