Bushmaster Single Cab Utility

Submitted: Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:24
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I seen a report about the Dual Cab too, I often wonder what will happen to the Bushmasters when the Army pensions them off, would be handy for tour operators , They could be lightened a lot if the IED protection underneath could be removed, Cost could be a factor in Civvy use , would be great if Thales made a civvy version.

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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:48

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:48
The specifications are here

Maybe a little heavy to tow the caravan! Certainly would have more than enough power to tow a lot.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 18:02

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 18:02
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Thanks, good set of specs to , but for a civy version it would be much lighter without all the military gear on,
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:52

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:52
For civilian use one would need very deep pockets , the aerodynamics look just a tad worse than a house brick. Nice if one had unlimited funds to pay the fuel bill.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 14:51

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 14:51
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Aerodynamics don't mean much when your poking about in the bush, aerodynamics is for those city 4x4's that take kids to school and or the bloke who wants to travel at 130Kph .......or more.

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Reply By: Grizzle - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 13:02

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 13:02
There was a fairly detailed write up in this months Unique Cars mag. They look a really good unit. Definately a huge step up over a hummer protection wise.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 14:46

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 14:46
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Interesting you mention the Hummer, as good as what they are/were and the purpose they were used the US has now gone for a larger unit made by International,
Just looking at this M-ATV on the internet, seems it's an Oshkosh , Looking at the enlarged photo on the webpage the other on the left is International.

it's the right side thumbnail

THIS WEBSITE

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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 13:02

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 13:02
Interesting Doug, thanks. Sorry to hear about Dusty. Must have left a big hole in your life.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 14:37

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 14:37
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Thanks ... yes a very big hole mate, still trying to come to grips with it.

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Reply By: Atta Boy Luther - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 20:10

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 20:10
I was at bunnings the other day and i seen a land rover 6x6 ute in army green . Still drooling .
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Follow Up By: Member -Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:00

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:00
Norforce/SAS spec reconaissance forward vehicle 6wd landy nice veicle to look at from a blokey point of view but a shocker to drive. lol.

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Reply By: Off-track - Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 21:29

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 at 21:29
You'll never get a smashed windscreen at least - very thick and makes for great sound deadening.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:55

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:55
I notice you have this morbid obcession with military off road vehicles.

Sadly I would forget about getting any type of armoured vehicle from the ADF once it has served its purpose.

I suggest the Federal Government and Department of Defence might have a few issues with anyone on the street having access to a vehicle which is resistant to small arms fire and landmines.

They tend to hang onto them for a very long time.

Look at the armoured personnel carriers we have had since Vietnam. They get modified and put right back into service even after 50 years of service!

So dream on...............
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 23:44

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 23:44
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I'm so very sorry if I have shown one of my interests in life, I forgot we all must sit at home and twiddle ones thumbs and look blankly at the wall.

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Follow Up By: Off-track - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 00:17

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Reply By: Member -Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:01

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 19:01
unfortunately most of the underneath ied protected area is built as part of the chassis so cant be taken off easily .

maybe a hawkei is more suited!
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