Saturday, 7 July 2012

Bushmaster Copperhead armoured combat support vehicle

Bushmaster Copperhead armoured combat support vehicle
Thales Group - Australia
General information
The Bushmaster Copperhead is the latest addition to the Bushmaster Family of Vehicles (FOV), and uses the same single shell V-shaped hull to provide protection against mine blast and improvised explosive devices (IED).
This technology is enhanced by upgradeable ballistic protection options to the crew cabin and a protection system already operationally proven in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Copperhead is an armoured combat support vehicle and, is the newest addition to the Bushmaster FOV. The cab chassis 4 x 4 logistic vehicles variant is designed to meet the ever growing operational requirements for protected mobility of not only the crew but also the cargo. It can carry loads up to 4,000kg while still offering the mobility and protection of the Bushmaster FOV.
Crew 3 (including driver)
Overal length 7330 mm
Width 2500 mm
Overal height 2660 mm
Track 2100 mm
Wheelbase 3900 mm
Front overhang 1300 mm
Rear overhang 2125 mm
Tray length 4020 mm
Configuration 4x4
Total tray area 10 m²
Weight combat mass (Max permissible) 15000 kg
Weight (standard specification) 11000 kg
Ground clearance under hull 430 mm
Ground clearance under axle housing 400 mm
Speed cruise 100 km/h
Max road range at gross vehicle weight 800 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 36%
Vertical obstacle 460 mm
Fuel capacity - useable 292 + 19 L
Air transpotable C-130

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