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|Timoney MP44 Mine Protected Armoured Personnel Carrier|
|Timoney MP 44 Protoype
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|The MP44 is as it's name implies a mine protected armoured personnel carrier/patrol vehicle. It is a spacious, highly manoeuvrable and comfortable vehicle, thanks to it's al round independent suspension, offering a high level of ballistic protection, especially against mines. This combined with Timoney's ergonomically designed, high energy absorbing seats (reducing a 100g impact to a survivable 15g) makes this a very suitable vehicle for long patrols over any surfaces.
The MP44 formed the basis of Timoney's (along with Stewart and Stevenson and Perry Engineering) submission for Australia's Project Bushranger. Following a competition against vehicles from many parts of the world including South Africa, the Bushmaster, as it was known was deemed the winner and an the Australian Government placed an order for 350 vehicles (subsequently reduced to 299) and these are expected to begin to enter service in 2004.
The photo above shows an early prototype and the MP44 is now being offered with 4 windows each side.