Bushmasters

RAAF BushmasterThe Bushmaster is a four–wheel drive (constant) on-road and off-road vehicle that is designed to transport 10 troops including a driver, together with their weapons and equipment. The Bushmaster can itself be transported by road, rail or air.

The hull is a fully welded monocoque structure manufactured from steel armoured plate.

Two square hatches and a gun ring with hatch are fitted in the roof, and a single access door is located at the rear of the vehicle. Two mounting points for quick-connect swing arm gun mounts are fitted to the roof and are accessed through the rear hatches.

The power train consists of a Caterpillar diesel engine coupled to a ZF six-speed automatic transmission.

The vehicle is fitted with a Central Tyre Inflation System which provides a means of manually or automatically controlling the tyre inflation pressures based on terrain and vehicle speed to reduce the likelihood of tyre damage.

Specifications

Performance

Maximum Road Range: 800 KM
Maximum Road Speed: 100 KM/H (Limited)

Armament

Gun Ring: Weapon - F89 Minimi or MAG 58, Traverse - 6400 MILS
Swing Mounts: 2, 1 per rear hatch - F89 Minimi

Dimensions and Mass

Length: 7.1 M
Width: 2.3 M
Height: 3.25 M (To Top of Wire Cutters)
Un-Laden Mass: 12500 KG
Combat Mass: Up to 15000 KG
Turning Circle: 18.6 M

Operated By

No. 1 Security Forces Squadron, RAAF Base Williamtown
No. 2 Security Forces Squadron, RAAF Base Amberley
No. 3 Security Forces Squadron, RAFF Base Edinburgh