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Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

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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.

Other historical objects from the Australian War Memorial, featured in “Joy of Museums” include the following are some highlights:

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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– Winston Churchill

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