Dragon DR7699. Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle, AUS Decals. Scale 1:72
Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle. Australian Decals. Scale 1:72
DR7699 - Dragon Models
The Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle or Infantry Mobility Vehicle is an Australian-built 4WD armoured vehicle. It is the first armoured vehicle to be completely designed and manufactured in Australia since the Sentinel tank during World War II. The Bushmaster was primarily designed by ADI, and is currently produced by Thales Australia with support by Oshkosh Truck. The Bushmaster is currently in service with the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Army, British Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Fiji Infantry Regiment, Jamaica Defence Force and the New Zealand Army.
The Bushmaster is lightly armoured, thus the term Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV) was initially adopted to distinguish it from a heavier wheeled or tracked armoured personnel carrier. The high-hard steel specified for Bushmaster meant that it offered better ballistic and IED protection than existing aluminium alloy clad ASLAVs and M113. Later the Bushmaster's designation was changed to Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV).
A brilliantly detailed 1:72 Scale model kit. Slide moulds provide the one piece lower hull and upper compartments to connect seamlessly. The chassis bottom and suspension components are depicted. The kit replicates the Kongsberg Protector roof mounted remote weapon station and the 12.7mm machine gun
The kit is befitting a modern diorama depicting operations in Afghanistan or Iraq.
- Australian Decals
- Roof hatch can be assembled Open or Closed
- Windshield wipers made from Photo Etch parts
- Detailed rear hull
- Rear door opens and features interior details
- Detailed 7.62mm machine gun
- Vehicle side stowage compartments are made by slide moulds
- Bulletproof glass made from clear parts
Glue and paint are required but are not included.
Flat Fee Postage of $8.00 for this model kit to anywhere in Australia. Spend $75 for FREE postage.