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Australian Defence Industries

The HSMV Flyer military four wheel drive. The flyer was aimed at the now cancelled, or dormant (depending on who you talk to) Australian Project Mulgara. The Flyer has however been sold to at least two "Asian countries" according to "usually reliable sources".

The Flyer has a 2.1 litre turbo-diesel mounted in the rear, a three speed automatic transmission and part-time four wheel drive. It has an unladen weight of 1.2 tons and can carry 1.2 tons across country.

ADI's Bushmaster 4x4, now in competitive trials for the Australian Army project Bushranger. Here, at the National 4x4 Show.

1999: March --> Bushmaster won project Bushranger, with ADI to supply 350 vehicles. The Bushmasters are built at Bendigo and enter service from about 2002.

Below: monocoque construction and fully independent suspension, front and rear.


- 4wd.sofcom.com/Mil/Mil.html



Right: the High Speed Engineering Vehicle or HSEV for the Australian Army. This "tractor" can do 110kph on the highway with its air-bag suspension in operation so it does not need a truck to carry it about the country. It is more likely to appear in your rear-view mirror than to hold you up. At work, the suspension is locked-out to give typical tractor characteristics.

Go to the Bushranger, pre-selection and Military Vehicles pages


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