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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.

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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:

Unit equipment sits on railcars at the Fort Riley, KS, railhead, waiting to be transported to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA, circa September 2009.
USMC 1st Tank Bn, Twentynine Palms, CA, M1043 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) test firing ring-mounted M2 .50 Cal Machine Gun, Ripper small arms range, Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, 13 Feb 2003.
Members of the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (NICMVPA), display a 'We Support our Troops' flag on their Army HMMWV for the Hinsdale, IL, 4th of July parade. The NICMVPA partnered with the USO of Illinois to provide vehicles for the USO volunteers in the parade, viewed by about 10,000 attendees.
Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division's 501st Military Police Company participate in a convoy live-fire exercise at the Besmaya Range complex near Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq, 2 Jan 2010.
Truck, Utility, Cargo/Troop Carrier, M998, the baseline vehicle for the M998 series of 1-1/4 ton trucks, which are also known as the High Mobility, Multi-Purpose, Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV).  The M998 is an open aluminum body, canvas top, general-purpose tactical truck designed for use over all types of roads and in all weather conditions. Its high power to weight ratio, four-wheel drive and high ground clearance combine to give it cross-country mobility. TheM998 series contains metric components and requires metric common and vehicle unique tools. It is equipped with a towing pintle for towing and tie-down/lifting eyes for air, rail, highway or ocean shipment.
MSGT Jason Weatherby, S/Battery, 5th Bn, 10th Marines, observes as a Royal Thai Marine fires a 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, mounted on a HMMWV, Camp Bon Chan Krem, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003, 17 May 2003

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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