K2

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K2194
Gun Information
Full name Daewoo Precision Industries K2
Country of origin Republic of Korea
Manufacturer S&T Motiv (Formally Daewoo Precision Industries)
Game Information
Faction Griffin & Kryuger
Manufactured /
Revised by
I.O.P.
Voice actor Fujii Yukiyo
Artist Anmi
Released on CN, TW, KR, EN, JP
Chibi Animation
Variant:

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How to obtain[edit]

NORMALHEAVY Timer 3:52:00. See T-Doll Production for details.

DROP Not obtainable as a drop.

REWARD Not obtained as a reward

Exclusive Equipment[edit]

There is no exclusive equipment for this T-Doll.

Stats / Data[edit]

Stats
Health
 Health
Health
 Ammo
Health
 Ration
64(x1)127(x1) / 635(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5) 20(x1) / 60(x5)
Damage
 Damage
19 50
Evasion
 Evasion
6 42
Accuracy
 Accuracy
7 51
Rate of Fire
 Rate of Fire
54 78
Movement Speed
 Move Speed
10
Armor
 Armor
0
Critical Hit Rate
 Crit. Rate
20%
Critical Hit Damage
 Crit. Damage
50%
Armor Penetration
 Armor Pen.
15
Icon slot Accessory.png Icon Telescopic Sight S 2star.png Icon Holographic Sight S 2star.png
Icon Red Dot Sight S 2star.png Icon Night Combat Equipment S 2star.png
Icon Silencer S 2star.png
Icon slot Magazine.png Icon Armor-Piercing Ammo S 2star.png Icon HP Ammo S 2star.png
Icon Shotgun Ammo S 2star.png
Icon High-Velocity Ammo S 2star.png
Icon slot Doll.png Icon Microchip S 2star.png Icon Exoskeleton S 2star.png
Icon Ballistic Plate S 2star.png Icon Camo Cape S 2star.png
Icon Ammo Box S 2star.png

Affects submachine guns
Increases damage by 25%
Increases accuracy by 50%

Weapon Background[edit]

The K2 is a shoulder-fired, gas-operated, select fire rifle chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. It is produced by Daewoo Precision Industries (now called S&T Motiv) in South Korea. It replaced the Colt M16A1 as the standard service rifle for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Korea in 1984, a role that it still holds to this day.

In the 1960s, the South Korean government relied completely upon military support from the United States to supply its armed forces with firearms. This support came mostly in the form of M1 Garand rifles and M1 carbines. Attempts at the time to develop an indigenous rifle were hampered by the country's economic, technological, and industrial shortcomings, and initial attempts never went into production. During the Vietnam War, South Korean troops were given the much more modern Colt M16A1, although they were never supplied with enough to outfit their entire military force. With a modern rifle design and rapid economic growth in the 1970s, South Korea began to build the M16A1 under license in 1974. This licensing agreement wasn't an ideal arrangement: the original license agreement did not cover enough weapons to equip their forces including millions of reserves, and having to pay license fees to manufacture the design was too expensive at a time when the country was short on foreign currency. Facing the eventual expiration of the Republic of Korea's license to produce the M16A1, president Park Chung-hee ordered the development of an indigenous standard military firearm.

Development on a new rifle began in 1972. Early prototypes were chambered for the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge, and heavily resembled the M16 in terms of mechanical operation. By 1976, the rifle was chambered in the smaller 5.56x45mm cartridge, and the gas system had been changed to a long-stroke gas piston similar to the one found on an AKM. The recoil spring was also moved to the upper receiver due to an Army requirement for a folding stock. By 1982-83, the final prototype completed development and was officially designated the K2. After field tests, it went into serial production in 1984. It was officially fielded in 1986 and made its first public appearance during the 1987 Armed Forces Day Parade.

The K2 shares some visual similarities to the Armalite AR-18, using polymer for the front handguard, pistol-grip, and side-foldable buttstock. The fire control system and bolt carrier group are derived from the American M16 rifle, but few of the parts are interchangeable with the M16. Like the M16, the K2 fires the NATO standard 5.56x45mm cartridge, and feeds from STANAG pattern magazines. As previously mentioned, operation of the K2 relies on a long-stroke gas piston with rotating bolt, a system which was derived from the Soviet Kalashnikov rifle. The K2 is able to achieve a rate of fire of 750 rounds per minute, and the rifle's default iron sights are effective out to around 600 meters. Other than automatic and semi-automatic fire, K2 also features a 3-round burst fire mode. At the Korean army's request, the K2's stock can be folded to the right side. K2 rifles have a 465mm long barrel, while the gun itself measures 980mm with the stock unfolded. When issued with bipods and 4× magnification scopes, K2 can also function reliably as a DMR.

The K2 was only modernized in recent years in order to add compatibility with modern warfare equipment. With the introduction of a PVS-4K rail system, the K2A variant can mount Picatinny rail-compatible accessories on top of the gun, as well as on both the side and bottom of the barrel. Grenadier units of the ROK Army also have access to the DPI K201 40mm grenade launcher, which was designed and patterned after the American M203. Other than the K2A, a carbine variant known as the K2C was also developed for both domestic law enforcement usage and export purposes.[1]

Design

K2 is the third character Anmi contributed to Girls Frontline. A T-Doll around 150cm in height, K2 has medium-length brunette hair, and her general color scheme is black, brown, and a tint of orange.

South Korea has possibly the most strict conscription law of any nation, and a fairly lengthy service duration. This meant that a majority of Girls' Frontline's male-targeted audience in South Korea had actually held and used a K2 rifle in real life. Anmi expressed the concerns they had in being given the task of designing K2 in the second volume of the official artbook of Girls' Frontline:[2]

In truth, I was under a great deal of psychological pressure from the moment I received the request to draw K2-chan until her design was made public.

This was because just about all Korean males, who have obligations to fulfil their national service, would have spent time with her. Meanwhile, I (as a woman) did not have that sort of experience, and I was very worried that if I drew her, my ignorance would show in the art.

But thanks to that, I ended up learning a lot of things. I hope everyone will continue to support K2-chan!

K2's costume "Far East Princess" is likely a reference to a song of the same name from the artist Nauts.[3] This song is featured in the Korean rhythm game DJMax: Respect; notably, K2 was a main character in the collaboration event with DJMax, Glory Day. The costume itself is based on a traditional outfit of Korea, the Hanbok (or Joseon-ot).[4]

Gallery

Main artwork

Gallery consisting of artworks used primarily in-game.

Alternative artwork

Alternate gallery consisting of artworks with slight alterations as well as miscellaneous artworks.

Trivia

  • K2 was a Korean server-only exclusive doll. She was added to the CN and TW servers on a later occasion.
  • K2's skill utilizes the weapon's 3-round burst feature, as well as the semi-automatic mode typically used for K2 rifles in the DMR role.
    • The skill name itself might be in reference to the weapon's alleged overheating problems, or it could simply be in reference to K2's love for spicy food.
      • Korean media reports state that the K2C variant's poorly designed Picatinny rail system attachments may lead to overheating during extended shooting sessions. However, the K2 rifle featured in the game is the original K2, not a K2C, thus it should not have said overheating problems. Despite the media claims, both the military and the manufacturer have not made any comments on this subject.[5]
  • K2's victory animation is of her picking up spent brass in hurry and panic. This refers to a standard military practice: soldiers are required to find and pick up all the spent brass after firing sessions, as brass is an expensive material, can be recycled, and it pollutes the environment if left unmanaged.

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