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Bushmaster

Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV)


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Australia, Great Britain and Holland
First Produced/Service Dates: 2003
Manufactured by: The Thales Group (Originally: ADI Limited)
Crew: 2+8 (Troop Carrier)
Armament: Main: Ring Mount Fitted with (1) 5.56mm or 7.62mm Machine Gun; OR Raven R-400 RWS mounting (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun or .50 cal/12.7mm M2HB Heavy Machine Gun; Secondary: (2) 5.56mm Machine Guns
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Originally this vehicle was named the Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV), but later changed to Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV).  Six (6) military variants of the PMV have been fielded including ambulance, assault pioneer, command, direct fire weapons, mortar, and troop (APC) . Also, an IED clearance vehicle, Surveillance/Recon vehicle and two (2) utility/cargo variants (Copperhead) have been developed, but their in-service status is unknown.  Finally, a civilian firefighting vehicle based on the "Bushie",named the "FireKing", has also been produced.
Data Sheet Available:   Bushmaster Family of Vehicles Product Brochure (The Thales Group)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Australian Bushmaster PMV Photos Australian Army
    Bushmaster PMV Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
      Bushmaster PMV Photos Electro Optic Systems Pty, Ltd. (EOS) - Australia
    Dutch Bushmaster PMV Photos NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Afghanistan
Bushmaster PMV Photos Ian Young - Great Britain
  Bushmaster Ambulance Product Brochure The Thales Group
  Bushmaster Fireking Bushfire Fighting Vehicle Product Brochure The Thales Group
  Bushmaster IED Interrogation Vehicle Product Brochure The Thales Group
  Bushmaster (ISTAR) Intellegence Survelliance Target Acquistion & Reconnaissance Vehicle Product Brochure The Thales Group
  Bushmaster Troop Carrier Product Brochure The Thales Group
  Bushmaster Single Cab Utility Vehicle Product Brochure The Thales Group
  Bushmaster Dual Cab Utility Vehicle Product Brochure The Thales Group

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"Australia, Mobility and Project Bushranger"  By David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #27)
Bushmaster PMV Information and Photos Digger History Website
Bushmaster PMV Information and Photos Thales Group Website
Bushmaster PMV Photos by Peter Battle Prime Portal
Bushmaster PMV Photos by Greg Knowles Prime Portal
Bushmaster PMV Photos by Peter van Iren Prime Portal

Printed

Reference Author
Australian Army 1st Brigade (Tankograd Publishing) Gordon Arthur
"Bush Tucker Trial" (January 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Gordon Arthur
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Fourth Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Koninklijke Landmacht: Vehicles of the Modern Royal Netherlands Army RNLA  (Tankograd Missions and Maneuvers No. 7013) Clemens Niesner
"MRAP Pt 2" (October 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Shaun Connors

"Operation Slipper" (October 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Niels Quist & Robbin Reym
Special Operations Patrol Vehicles: Afghanistan & Iraq (New Vanguard #179)- Osprey Publishing

Book Review by Patrick Keenan (via Armor Modeling & Preservation Society Website)
Leigh Neville

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Bushmaster IMV Model Kit (35001) Showcase Models Australia 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
DUKE Antenna for ASLAV FOV and Bushmaster PMV (ACM35874) Arms Corps Models 1/35 Resin; For Arms Corps Models ASLAV products and Showcase Models Bushy
Australian CROWS RWS for Bushmaster PMV (BL35200K) Blast Models 1/35 Resin; For the Showcase Model kit.
Bushmaster IMV Sagged Wheel set (DW35024) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Showcase Model kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider