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BUSHMASTER TECHNICAL DETAILS
Crew: Driver, commander and 7 crew
Hull: Monocoque all-welded steel hull with
integral armour protection.
hull to be incorporated that deflects
the shock waves of landmine and IED
explosions outwards and thus reduces
the direct shockwave beneath the vehicle.
Internal blast isolation is also provided
also allows optimisation of the structural
integrity of a vehicle by combining a chassis
function with a body function compared
with a separate chassis and body.
Configuration: 4 x 4 wheeled, with tyre
Suspension and Drive: Double wishbone,
Engine: Caterpillar turbo-charged 6 cylinder,
224kw o/p @ 2400rpm
Power weight ratio: 16kW/t
Road Cruise Speed: 100kph
Armour Protection: 5.56mm and 7.62mm
ball ammunition, landmine protection
stabilised and carries an EO system using
to be in service in 2008.
Air Transportation: C-130 Hercules
Length: 6,600mm, 7,020mm with spare wheel
Part II looking at the future of LAND 400
will appear in the December / January
edition of APDR.
Bushmaster has been and is being widely marketed internationally
to a national long-standing reluctance of that nation to buy defence
equipment of overseas origin.
the vehicles were fitted with a remote-controlled weapon system
BUSHMASTER PRODUCTION OVERVIEW
Commonwealth-owned defence contractor, to build 370 vehicles.
ambulance, direct fire, mortar, engineer and command vehicle were
delivery. Delivery of the command variant was in progress.
Bushmaster vehicle was also completed at that date.
BUSHMASTER INFANTRY MOBILITY VEHICLE (IMV)
descriptor for the origin, development and end result of this vehicle.
vehicle to carry up to nine troops in air-conditioned comfort at more
conceived, none of the vehicles had been accepted into full service and
the watershed in favour of the program.
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