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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:

Ingrid Bardo (civilian contractor from Tucson, AZ) guides an up-armored High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), destined for issue to warfighters of 4th Infantry Divisions 2nd (Warhorse) Brigade Combat Team, onto a loading dock at the Army Materiel Commands logistics hub at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, 4 Sep 2008.
Ali (left), Interpreter for the USMC 1ST Marine Division, 3rd Civil Affairs Group (CAG), Psychological Operations Platoon (PSYOPS), inside a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) uses a loud speaker to announce the presence of the US Military and that Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) will be detonating ordnance in the area. A USMC Marine posts security in the vehicle as it moves through Baghdad during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Baghdad, Iraq, 15 April 2003.
Truck, Utility, TOW Carrier, M1045 HMMWV.  The M1045 is the Tube Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missile carrier (with supplemental armor) model of the M998 series of tactical truck designed to provide added ballistic protection to the crew, equipment and ammunition. The M1045 is designed to carry the M220E2 TOW missile launcher, six TOW missiles and a crew of two. The M1045 features a hatch on top of the body and an external mount for the M220E2 TOW launcher.
LCPL Sean A. Silveraterry, Mobile Assault Platoon 1, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M220 TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) Missile during a TOW Missile practice shoot at Range FP 33 Bravo, aboard Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Fuji, Japan, 7 July 2005. The launcher is mounted on an M1043 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).
A convoy of US Army M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and M113A3 Armored Personnel Carriers from the 1st of the 64th Mechanized, Fort Stewart, GA, traveling from Victory Base, Mogadishu, Somalia, to the old airfield north of Mogadishu, 2-4 December 1993.
IFOR HMMWV getting an assist from an M-113 APC to escape the mud during Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10 May 1996.

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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