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Other HMMWV Options and Information

The HMMWV has spawned an industry to supply upgrades, spares, manuals, and services for both the military and civilian versions. For the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq in the 2000s the supply of up-armor kits, gun shields, and other combat modifications became a large business of its own. This page provides information and links to a selection of HMMWV resources. See also the sections on HMMWV Military Parts and HMMWV Internet Resources.

Rear view of M-1114 Up-Armored HMMWV, near Camp Echo, Diwaniyah, Qadisiyah Province, Iraq, 9 April 2006
Rear view of M1114 Up-Armored HMMWV, near Camp Echo, Diwaniyah, Qadisiyah Province, Iraq, 9 April 2006.

Italy bisected as U.S and British forces meet at Eboli
Today in WW II: 31 Dec 1969 .   

HMMWV Manuals and Specs

The military history of the HMMWV program, a list of models, photos, and other information is available from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) at this link.

Manuals for the HMMWV will be numbered TM 9-2320-280-xx where the xx represents the maintenance level. You can purchase many of the HMMWV manuals from Amazon, where you can also find a variety of other HMMWV related books and merchandise .

HMMWV dimensions

For a comprehensive description of the mechanical aspects of the civilian Hummer, check out this page at Off-Road.com. In the December 1998 issue of Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road magazine (page 70) is an article about the differences between the civilian Hummer and the military HMMWV. Lots of photos make this interesting and informative.

Olive-Drab.com has the whole story on military vehicle camouflage patterns. The NATO 3 color camo pattern for the HMMWV is included in the downloads available in that section.

For advice on how to obtain original military manuals and other publications for the HMMWV, read the Olive-Drab.com section on Military Vehicle Books and Manuals.

HMMWV Replicas and Body Kits

The AlleyCat Body Kit can convert your pickup or Suburban chassis to a HMMWV replica. Call Sam's Surplus (Stanton, TX) at 915-756-2826 for more info.

TremorMUV, by Rocky Mountain Coachworks Ltd., is a plans based HMMWV replica that uses a donor vehicle for the running gear and surplus parts for most of the visible components. The builder purchases a plan set consisting of a 176 page CAD plan book printed on 11x17 paper, a 115 page fully illustrated build manual that walks the builder through the build process, and a Build Chronicle CDROM that contains over 2500 photos, 50+ minutes of VCD quality video, Daily journal entries and more.

HMMWV Photos

The Olive-Drab.com Military Vehicle Charts include both the HMMWV and the HMMWV Ambulance, with many photos of each.

Thanks to Linda Ferris of SAIC, and her contacts at AM General, we have this set of photos of a comm shelter equipped HMMWV:

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the military HMMWV at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

Truck, Utility, Armament Carrier, M1043A2.  The M1043A2 variant has been produced to replace the M1043 and M1044 variants. The M1043A2 can be armedwith the M240G 7.62 mm medium machine gun, M2 .50 caliber, heavy barrel machine gun or the MK19, 40mm, heavy machine gun. These vehicles provide immediate, mobile, suppressive and destructive fires in support of themaneuver unit commander. When used by USMC, the Marine Armor Kit (MAK) can be installed on the M1043A2.
The Transportation Demonstration Support Area displays an array of vehicles including MTVR, HMMWV, Kawasaki M1030 M1 Diesel Motorcycle and more, Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, 4 August 2011. TDSA serves as the Marine Corps vehicle requisition center. Upgrades and new technology are also displayed for evaluation here. TDSA is located on 395 acres with tough obstacles and challenges specifically designed to showcase and demonstrate the latest vehicle and technology developments the Corps and private industry have to offer warfighters.
The production of a Contract Maintenance Truck (CMT) which consists of a specially configured shelter mounted on a heavy High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) chassis, 18 May 2000.
Marines, from 2nd Military Police Battalion, Bravo Company, relax on their armored M1043 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) inside Camp Hadithah (Al Anbar Iraq) after a convoy escort during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. A Browning M2 HB 50-cal. heavy machine gun is mounted on the rotatable turret. In the background are a couple of USMC M1A2 Abrams MBT (Main Battle Tanks), 19 Mar 2005.
A Tube Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missile can be seen coming out of its launcher mounted on a US Marine Corps HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle) at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA, 20 April 1997, during Marine Air Ground Task Force Combined Arms Exercise 5-97. These Marines are from the TOW platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.
Convoy passes through check point South of Carnis Village, Fort Polk, LA, on 10 Nov 1998, during Joint Readiness Training Center Rotation 99-02.

Find More Information on the Internet

There are many fine websites that have additional information on this topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go. Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.

For good results, try entering this: hmmwv or humvee. Then click the Search button.

Especially recommended:

The oldest and most comprehensive website about the AM General HMMWV/Hummer is humvee.net. You can join their forums or the mailing list or browse many pages of history and information. Mostly about the civilian model, but the military HMMWV is also included.

More HMMWV links: This Olive-Drab.com page reviews the history of the HMMWV.

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