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Thales Australia Bushmaster
« on: July 15, 2012, 04:54:25 AM »
Hi folks,

With a kit in 1/35 of the Bushmaster now being available (see below), what about some modelling ideas:



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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 04:56:47 AM »
To start with, one could model the Thales Copperhead derived version:




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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 04:58:55 AM »
One could also do a US Armed Forces version since the Bushmaster was originally considered for the MRAP Program.
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 04:59:30 AM »
Or what about some armed versions:

Bushmater derived SPH?
Bushmaster derived SPAAG?
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 04:56:51 AM »
Real world variant:  The FireKing:


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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 09:52:18 AM »
Heh! ??? Don't recall seeing that one & it's South Australian, too! :)
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 10:09:31 AM »
Interesting but obviously either its only for small fires or the rest of the crew travel in a separate vehicle.   Don't see a remote weapons station on their either...   ;)

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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 12:57:32 PM »
I wonder if it's better than its predecessor? ;)



I think that's a still from here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2008/10/27/2402186.htm

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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 12:15:56 PM »
I wonder if it's better than its predecessor? ;)

Reckon I know which one of the latter and former that will clock up the most hours as a useful working vehicle ;)

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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 05:00:18 AM »
Would ;ove to do a version with weapon on back but based upon these:


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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2019, 06:23:25 AM »
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A ute. Because.... of course.


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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 06:25:22 AM »
More like a "Brute Ute" :smiley:
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2019, 02:24:04 AM »
Some more photos of the "CopperHead":







Something like this with either a HIMARS MLRS Pod or perhaps a M777 howitzer or even just a SAM system on the back would look cool.
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2022, 01:14:37 AM »
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2022, 01:17:01 AM »
Latest variant:



The "Strikemaster" which is marriage of the Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace Naval Strike Missile and the Thales Bushmaster flat-bed ute.
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2022, 02:31:09 PM »
You could do something similar for medium-range SAM's, too.
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2022, 01:09:47 AM »
This article actually addresses that briefly
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2022, 04:04:03 AM »
Ah, so they consider the Bushmaster for LAND 19 Phase 7 but Raytheon and Kongsberg were able to  integrate Enhanced NASAMS onto the lighter Hawkei instead. Meanwhile, Kongsberg and Thales are aiming this StrikeMaster - Block 1A NSM on Bushmaster ute - for Land 4100 Phase 2 with the connection between the two being the FDC.

Presumably, the NSM launch canisters were simply too big/heavy for the Hawkei?
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2022, 06:07:31 AM »
A useful proposal.
Of course once the ADF Procurement mob gets involved, putting on "Modifications for local conditions", the missile load will be reduced to one container.

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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2022, 12:35:24 AM »
A useful proposal.
Of course once the ADF Procurement mob gets involved, putting on "Modifications for local conditions", the missile load will be reduced to one container.

Less likely given it is already developed in Australia
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2022, 02:10:57 AM »
Via Facebook:

The first 20 Bushmaster Armoured Vehicles to Ukraine From Australia have arrived.

https://www.facebook.com/worldmilitaryphotosdotcom/photos/a.187524231389889/2339055606236730/

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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2022, 02:49:08 AM »
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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2022, 02:51:37 AM »
Version on offer to UK at present:

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Re: Thales Australia Bushmaster
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2022, 03:08:56 AM »
Via Facebook:

The first 20 Bushmaster Armoured Vehicles to Ukraine From Australia have arrived.

https://www.facebook.com/worldmilitaryphotosdotcom/photos/a.187524231389889/2339055606236730/

To be exact, the first 3 of 20.  18 are normal combat PMVs and 2 are ambulance versions:

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