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Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle is an all-wheel-drive mine-resistant vehicle designed and manufactured in Australia. Used daily in patrols in Iraq and Afghanistan as a troop carrier for infantry. This exhibit served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Bushmaster is designed to protect its occupants from small-arms fire and withstand blasts from mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). It can be configured for command, ambulance, mortar and assault roles.

Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

  • Title:                       Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle
  • Manufacturer:      Thales, Bendigo
  • Number Made:     1,200
  • Weight:                   12,400 kgs
  • Engine:                   Caterpillar 3126E 7.2L six-cylinder turbocharged diesel
  • Max Road Speed:  100 kph
  • Range:                     800 km
  • Main Armament:  Forward Main Gun Ring with 5.56mm or 7.62 mm machine-gun
  • Museum:                Australian War Memorial

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