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Bushmaster Thales Armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
 
 
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Description
The Thales Bushmaster is a highly mobile, ballistics, mine and improvised explosive device (IED) blast resistant Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV). Bushmaster has an established family of modular armoured vehicles offering high levels of protected mobility for combat, combat support and combat service support troops across a diverse range of mission profiles including troop movement, command and control, engineer support and ambulance variants. Bushmaster has protected and saved lives during numerous incidents including offensive operations, ambushes and roadside bombings involving IED, FSP and RPG attack and comes with a range of field upgradeable protection packages depending on the threat environment. The Bushmaster’s large internal volume within its monocoque body has open architecture that can be easily adapted to meet multi-role requirements even in the fi eld. Externally Bushmaster’s FOV have been designed with a modular approach allowing reconfi guration, and simplicity of repair with high levels of interchangeability between variants. In August 2008 it was reported that the Spanish Government was "showing strong interest in the Bushmaster". In 2009 it was reported that the Bushmaster could compete for the VAB replacement program under the name of Broussard (Bushmaster in French).In this competition, the Bushmaster will be competing against a lightened version of Nexter's VBCI and the Renault AMC. There is a requirement for 2,300 vehicles.
 
Variants
- Bushmaster ambulance : protected patient transport and medical support vehicle
- Busmaster dual cab : cargo area at the rear of the chassis
- Bushmaster ISTAR : Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance vehicle
- Bushmaster IED : detection and road cleaning vehicle against IED
- Busmaster single cab : cargo area at the rear of the chassis, utility variant vehicle
- Bushmaster fireking: fire fighting vehicle with water tank
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The standard 4x4 armored Bushmaster Thales is equipped with a remote weapon station, armed with a 5,56 mm or 12,7 mm machine gun. The Bushmaster can be also armed with three pintle mounted system for 5.56 mm or 7.62 mm machine guns.
Design and Protection
The design of the Bushmaster is standard for a modern wheeled combat vehicle with engine at the front, crew cabin in the middle and troops compartment at the rear. The driver and commander are seated at the front with large bulletproof windows to their front and sides. The Bushmaster carries a total of 8 fully equipped infantrymen. The crew and infantrymen normally enter and leave the vehicle through a door located at the rear of the hull. The monocoque hull of the Bushmaster is of all-welded steel armour construction, which provides protection from both anti-vehicular and anti-personnel mines containing up to 9.5 kg of TNT, together with protection from 5.56 and 7.62 mm small arms fire. The vehicle can be armoured to provide protection from 5.56 and 7.62 mm armour piercing rounds using a composite appliqué armour kit. The underbody of the Bushmaster hull has been especially designed using V-hull technology to deflect mine blast.
Propulsion
The Bushmaster 4w4 armored is motorised with an Caterpillar 3126E ATAAC turbocharged six-cylinder, engine produces up to 224kW (300hp) at 2,400rpm. It provides a power to weight ratio of 16kW/t, governed maximum cruise speed of 100km/h. The Caterpillar engine is coupled to an ZF 6HP502 ECOMAT G2 transmission providing six forward speeds, one reverse and convertor lock up. The vehicle has an range of more than 800km. The Bushmaster uses a 4x4 Arvin Meritor chassis 4000 series fully independent, progressive coil spring with upper control arm and lower wishbone 5.186:1 total reduction.
Accessories
The troop compartment is fitted with eight face-to-face ergonomically designed seats with full four-point harness seat belts. The top of the crew compartment is fitted with three roof hatches with locking handles to provide protection against ambush and an alternative escape route. The Bushmaster is transportable in C-130 Hercules aircraft for rapid deployment in forward areas of operation. In option, the Bushmaster can be equipped with run flat system, NBC protection system, 10-ton hydraulic winch.
 
Specifications
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Armament
Machine gun 7.62 or 12.7 mm caliber
Country users
Australia, the Netherlands, UK, Japan, Jamaica, Indonesia, Fiji and New Zealand.
Designer Company
Thales
Accessories
Run Flay system ,self recovery winch, IR lights, central tire inflation system
Crew
2 + 8 soldiers
Armor
Mine Blast and Ballistic protection, V-shape hull.
Weight
12,400 kg empty
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Speed
100 km/h on road
Range
800 km
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Dimensions
Length, 7,18 m; Width, 2,48 m; Height, 2,65 m
 
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Bushmaster Thales armoured vehicle technical data sheet description specifications information identification pictures photos images Australia Australian army
 
Bushmaster Thales armoured vehicle technical data sheet description specifications information identification pictures photos images Australia Australian army
Bushmaster Thales armoured vehicle technical data sheet description specifications information identification pictures photos images Australia Australian army
   
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