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hades198
2010-03-10, 04:34
So im startin this new thread so that every time I have some free time im going to find weaponry vehicles and aircraft and explain them in as much detail as possible to who ever is creating the aussie forces. if anybody else wants to write be my guest

hades198
2010-03-10, 05:01
http://defense-update.com/images/bushmaster.jpg
So the bushmaster is made in BENDIGO vic which im proud to say have a house there.
So there are 7 different variants troop variant, command variant, assault pioneer, mortar variant, direct fire and finally the ambulance variant.
Dimensions:
length 7.18m
width 2.18m
height 2.65m

crew 1driver 9 passengers or 1 driver 1 gunner 8 passengers or 1 driver 1 remote control gun and 8 passengers

It can carry an amourment of 1 5.56 LMG or 1 7.62 MG or a remote weapons station (50 cal)

it also has a secondary armourment of 2 addition weapons mounts which i believe are either 5.56 or 7.62

Powerplant: this thing makes a V8 look like a go cart it has a Caterpillar 3126E engine
330 hp (246 kW) and 26 horsepower to the tonne.

top speed: not quite sure but i know its over 100kph with an operational range of 800km

it also carries small stockpiles of ammunition for infantry units.

the front windshield is made out of bullet proof glass that should stop 7.62 rounds from medium distances. it also has a very good land mine Armour and ranks very high compared to most troop transports. it also has monocoque Armour which will stop 7.62 rounds at close range and has known to have taken 50 cal rounds and come out the victor.

Just a lil more info the bushmaster is used by several European forces and was going to be bought by the us to the sound of 1500 but was not bought bought even though it has superior Armour and armourment to the humvee because it was not american and it was to do with some phycological crap cause they think that the average soldier wants to drive a yankie vehicle not a foreign one.



the bushmaster currently operates with these units

B Squadron, 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment, (3 Brigade)[12]
5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (support elements only), (1 Brigade)
7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (support elements only), (1 Brigade)
6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, (7 Brigade)
8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7 Brigade)[13]
7th Combat Service Support Battalion, (7 Brigade)
12th/16th Hunter River Lancers (one squadron), (Army Reserve unit)

and a final note if i have missed anything really imprtant contact me and ill find out

hades198
2010-03-10, 06:12
M11A3
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/USAF_M113_APC_at_Camp_Bucca,_Iraq.jpg


I think this has been done to death on the isreali forces but what the heck ill do it for the aussies to cause we demand that kinda respect ey?
Dimensions
Weight 12.3 tonnes
Length 4.86m
Width 2.68m
Crew 2 11 passengers ( 1 driver 1 gunner)

Armament
M2 brownig MG( 50 cal im pretty sure)
Power plant Detroit Diesel 6V53T, 6-cylinder diesel engine
275 hp (205 kW) 22.36 hp/tonne
67kmph (3.6mph when swimming)
Armour leaves somewhat to be desired as the variant carry 12-38mm of ALUMINIUM armour

I don’t really know much bout so im goanna get my dad to write about it cause he use to jump out of the bloody yank death traps for a living.

The m113 currently serves with Australian APC units and 2 mechanised infantry battalions

hades198
2010-03-10, 06:48
ASLAV
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/ASLAV_2.JPG
So now we get to the kick ass good stuff the ASLAV even though it’s made by maple syrup sucking Canadians its an fair dinkum vehicle it has 7 variants but i aint goanna go into any detail on them just the main variant.
Currently serving in IRAQ Afghanistan and East Timor. Produced by the maples in maple county and some other parts are produced in Australia.
Design started in 1992 and ended in 1994 for the basic model which surprisingly came from the US (I was surprised that the yanks could think of something so good!)
SPECS:
13.2 tonnes
Length 6.53m
Width 2.62
Height2.69m
Crew of 3 + 6 troops
From the sites I checked i COULDNT find what armour it uses
So primary weapon is a 25mm m242 chain gun (hell yeah) carrying 720 rounds of instant death it has a secondary armament of a 7.62mm MG carrying 1200 rounds.
POWER PLANT:
Detroit diesel 6v-53t
275hp (205kw)
It has a poor power to weight ratio of 15.53kw to the tonne.
Its on a 8 wheel independent suspension with a top range of 660km at 100kmph on a smooth and straight road.
The ASLAV has an eight wheeled configuration (capable of either four or eight wheel drive), is amphibious and has a range of 600 km with a top road speed of 100 km/h. The vehicle has excellent battlefield mobility, as all wheels are equipped with a solid-core secondary tyre next to the hub, allowing the vehicle to function even with eight flat tyres. Phase 3 improvements include a laser range finder, the latest generation thermal imager, 28 V DC electric drive for the turret and improved suspension for the hull. The heat of northern Australia poses special problems for armoured vehicle crews with interior temperatures reaching 55 °C (131 °F). The ASLAV is fitted with air-conditioning that reduces temperatures at the crew positions to outside levels. Increasing the versatility of the ASLAV even more is the use of non-permanent Mission Role Installation Kits (MRIKs) to generate several variants from a single hull design. This is a unique Australian modification and much of the design and development work was done in Australia.



The variants im just copying from Wikipedia cause i don’t think i can put much detail into them
ASLAV Type I
 ASLAV-25 (Reconnaissance) - A three-man reconnaissance vehicle armed with an M242 dual-feed 25 mm Bushmaster cannon and two 7.62 mm FN MAG 58 machine guns. Similar to the LAV-25.
ASLAV Type II
 ASLAV-PC (Personnel Carrier) - A two man vehicle armed with a .50 BMG M2 machine gun and capable of carrying 7 scout troops. The standard machine gun pintle mount is replaced by a Kongsberg Protector remote weapon station (RWS) which can accommodate either a 12.7 mm machine gun or a Mk 19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. Based on the Canadian Bison.
 ASLAV-C (Command) - A vehicle equipped with enhanced radio installation and radio masts, mapboard, stowage compartments, appropriate seating and annex. Armed with a single .50 caliber BMG M2 machine gun, although vehicles on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been fitted with the Konnsberg Protector RWS.
 ASLAV-S (Surveillance) - A specialised surveillance vehicle equipped with thermal imager, laser range finder, day television camera and battlefield surveillance radar RASIT or AMSTARon a hydraulic mast. Armed with a single .50 BMG M2 machine gun.
 ASLAV-A (Ambulance) - Equipped with medical equipment and litter stations this ASLAV can carry three lying patients or six sitting patients. Armed with a single .50 BMG M2 machine gun.
ASLAV Type III
 ASLAV-F (Fitter) - Maintenance support vehicle with HIAB 650 crane, crewed by soldiers of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) for the repair and maintenance of ASLAV vehicles. Armed with a single 7.62 FN MAG 58 machine gun. ASLAV-F vehicles were fitted with the Konnsberg Protector RWS in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 ASLAV-R (Recovery) - Maintenance support vehicle with recovery winch, also crewed by RAEME soldiers for recovering damaged or bogged vehicles. Armed with a single 7.62 FN MAG 58 machine gun. ASLAV-R vehicles were fitted with the Konnsberg Protector RWS in Iraq and Afghanistan

gazzthompson
2010-03-10, 07:17
Remember picture image rules. also claymores on the m11a3 ? nice... that'll keep the buggers off ya

hades198
2010-03-10, 07:18
since im doin an article on the aussie army might as well do one on the 39th inf batt

hades198
2010-03-10, 07:40
AUSTRALIAN 39th BATT Those Ragged Bloody Heroes

The 39th Australian Infantry Battalion 1941-1943 existed as a unit for only twenty months of World War II, but its story is one of the most unusual and proudest in the annals of Australian military history.

Formed in haste from disparate Victorian militia (home defence) elements in October-November 1941, initially officered (except for platoon commanders) by World War I veterans, its ranks largely composed of 18-19 year old boys armed with World War I weapons and designated for a passive garrison role in Australian administered Papua, the 39th Battalion was, in the full sense of the term, a ‘scratch’ unit. Just three weeks after the devastating aero-naval attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbour, the battalion, together with other equally ‘scratch’ elements of the 30th Brigade, embarked on the Aquitania for Port Moresby, where it was to fulfil a much more significant and historic role than was ever contemplated at the time of its formation.
THE KOKODA TRACK The movement of a battalion plus ancillary units into the Owen Stanleys posed an instant supply problem for which our army was quite unprepared. With roadless mountains and no transport aircraft (in any were no dropping grounds, even had there been aircraft) a native carrier line had to be hastily organized. This was done largely by two New Guinea 'old hands', one of whom was the dedicated, compassionate and courageous Captain G H 'Doc' Vernon, MC, Medical Officer at the native hospital in Sapphire Creek near Moresby. A veteran of the 11914 - 1918 War (Regimental Medical Officer, 11th Light Horse Regiment) and already in his sixtieth year, Doc Vernon was almost totally deaf from a shell burst on Gallipolli. He had been doctoring, planting and trading in the Territory for years after the first war. When the women, children and older men were being evacuated to Australia he refused to leave, convinced that his skills and knowledge of the country could be put to good use.

The other old hand, the driving force, was Captain Herbert Kienzle, CBE, MBE (Military), MID, gold miner and planter in the Yodda Valley not far from Kokoda. Mobilized, like all other able-bodied whites in the Territory, Kienzle was incorporated into Angau with the initial rank of Warrant Officer. In late June 1942, he was chosen to take charge of native labourers on the line of communication being established between Ilolo (end point of a vehicular road from Port Moresby) and Kokoda.

On 3 July Kienzle assembled at Ilolo some six hundred natives of whom he wrote:
[They were] very sullen and unhappy. Conditions in the labour camp were bad and many cases of illness were noted. Desertions were frequently being reported. The medical side was in the capable hands of Captain Vernon, AAMC. I commenced reorganizing and allotting labour to various jobs. One of the first tasks was to erect quickly sufficient clean, dry buildings to house the labour adequately. Plenty of native material close at hand enabled this to be done rapidly. The consideration shown and an address to the natives had the effect of bringing about a better understanding and appreciation of the task ahead.
After beginning road construction at Ilolo (it was planned to build a road across the mountains!), Kienzle was given the task of guiding B Company to Kokoda. On 6 July he set out for Uberi, the first staging point along what was to become known as the 'Kokoda Track' (The term' Kokoda Trail' was coined by an American journalist in Port Moresby and was widely used in newspaper accounts of the Owen Stanleys Campaign. But, for the troops, the 'Trail' was the 'Track'.), to organize shelters and carriers for the mountain crossing.

Until this time the 'Kokoda Track' had been simply a native pad considered passable only by natives or by patrol officers carrying little or no burden. It climbed mountains as high as 7000 feet, clung to the sides of gorges, descended precipitously to cross swift flowing torrents on moss covered stones or fallen trees, and then rose steeply again to traverse dankly dripping rain forests.

Similarly, Kienzle organized staging points at loribaiwa, Nauro, Efogi, Kagi, Eora Creek and Deniki, often enlisting the aid of local natives. B Company crossed the mountains under better conditions than those surmounted by the thousands of Australians who were to follow them, but even with natives to carry their packs the trek was exhausting. On 19th July C Company moved up to Ilolo while unknown to the Allied Command an invasion force of Japanese sailed from Rabaul towards Buna with the intention of crossing the Owen Stanley Ranges and capturing Port Moresby.
The heroic battles fought by members of the 39th Battalion are now well documented and need not be reported in detail on this page although there are references to recommended reading to be found on this website. Suffice it to say that thanks to the efforts of the 39th Battalion. and those troops who followed them, Kokoda now rates with Gallipolli as one of the definitive points in Australian history. The battle weary and ill clad troops, who came to be known as Those Ragged Bloody Heroes, who are shown here on parade at Menari have earned their right to the gratitude of all freedom loving Australians. They laid the foundations which resulted in the victory of The Battle For Australia. Lest we Forget

sylent/shooter
2010-03-10, 11:28
cool information. The Aussie's will be a nice faction to play. And who you calling a maple sucker eh? just joking :P

Snazz
2010-03-10, 19:53
maple syrup sucking Canadians its an fair dinkum vehicle...surprisingly came from the US (I was surprised that the yanks could think of something so good!)

Improving Australia's foreign relations whilst demonstrating our sophisticated outlook on the world.

hades198
2010-03-10, 21:30
SO today i think im gonna do the blackhawk kiowa and tiger

Sniper77shot
2010-03-10, 21:47
I was surprised that the yanks could think of something so good!

They didn't, the swiss did.

anglomanii
2010-03-11, 00:14
sorry guys but i cant see this thread contributing to the ADF comfac. not only is most of the information already posted, a good deal is not relevent, and some is while not completely incorrect, not appropriatly souced and out of date.

i would appreciate it if the energies put into this thread where directed more usefully into the appropriate threads and in theme with the comfac and what the faction is trying to achieve. please read the appropriate parts of this subfaction forum and take action in accordance.

can a moderator please check this thread and take the appropriate action if warrented.
if any thing this thread belongs in O/T.

hades198
2010-03-11, 00:20
They didn't, the swiss did.

my suspicions were correct all along cause yanks can only make ford gm and thats bout it anything that has more than one moving part their brain fries

hades198
2010-03-11, 00:21
fine then i wont continue the thread

Koroush47
2010-03-11, 01:11
sorry guys but i cant see this thread contributing to the ADF comfac. not only is most of the information already posted, a good deal is not relevent, and some is while not completely incorrect, not appropriatly souced and out of date.

i would appreciate it if the energies put into this thread where directed more usefully into the appropriate threads and in theme with the comfac and what the faction is trying to achieve. please read the appropriate parts of this subfaction forum and take action in accordance.

can a moderator please check this thread and take the appropriate action if warrented.
if any thing this thread belongs in O/T.

...


He was trying to help, there would of been a nicer way to tell him that the info was wrong.

Truism
2010-03-30, 04:53
A good deal in your information is wrong.

The best example I can see is the M113. That's not the variant we use.

[MPN]Slouch2
2010-04-05, 08:50
sorry guys but i cant see this thread contributing to the ADF comfac. not only is most of the information already posted, a good deal is not relevent, and some is while not completely incorrect, not appropriatly souced and out of date...

Also, it's really nothing Google couldn't provide in the first place.


In fact, Google probably does a better job. A LOT better job.