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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:

An Avenger air defense artillery weapons system with its contemporary crew (left) sits next to a World War II vintage M16 half-track close air defense weapon and its living history crew, at the C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 6th ADA Stinger/Avenger General Instruction Facility, Ft. Sill, OK, 10 September 2012. Avenger crewmember Advanced Individual Training students heard from living historians about the M16 half-track, and were able to compare it to the air defense system they are learning.
M150/M151 Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System is for the 120mm mortar weapon system. It is integrated into the Quick-Stow version of the M1101 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT), which was designed to lower and lift the weapon.
USMC, Wiskey Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC, load into High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) after raiding a house, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, 28 September 2004.
M1 Abrams tanks on the Tank Trails at Fort Benning, GA, 11 March 2013.  HMMWV follows in the dust.
Parking field of M1151 HMMWVs, Minnesota National Guard.
Soldiers assigned to the 864th Engineers Combat Battalion (Heavy), 555th Engineer Group, use a M984A1 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), 10-ton, 8x8 Recovery Vehicle to positing a 31.5-ton traffic barrier, used to add weight to a quarter inch thick metal plate, as Soldier assigned to the 789th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, Georgia Army National Guard, prepare two 105mm Mortar Projectiles for use in a metal armor ballistics resistance test demonstration for military vehicles floor plating at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. (A3588), Kandahar Army Air Field, Afghanistan, 8 September 2005.

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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