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03-10-2014, 01:21 AM
No info beyond that it was an R.O.K. gun. Edited. I did find this story though so I'm including it.
"SEOUL — One researcher was killed and five injured when a field gun exploded Thursday during a test at a South Korean firing range, the defence ministry said.

A spokesman said a 40-year-old official from the state-run Agency for Defence Development (ADD) died and five other researchers were in hospital, two of them in serious condition.

A 31-year-old suffered injuries to both arms and a 36-year-old was badly injured by shrapnel, officials said. Three others were slightly hurt.

The accident happened during the testing of a fuse for shells for a 155mm howitzer. Ministry and agency officials were investigating the exact cause of the blast at Pocheon, 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast of Seoul.

A spokesman for the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, which oversee ADD, said the explosion happened after the researchers inserted the fuse into a shell for testing.

The fuse was part of a new batch of shells to be produced, the spokesman said, adding the explosion came after the sixth shell to be fired was loaded into the howitzer.

03-10-2014, 01:40 AM

03-31-2014, 02:53 PM
that's neat