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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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21 Oct 1944 Allied ships experience the first kamikaze attack as a Japanese pilot suicidally flys his bomb carrying plane into the HMAS Australia off Leyte, Philippines.
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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:

A Marine mans a tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank weapons system atop of an M998 series multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) during Operation COLD WINTER 87, a NATO-sponsored military exercise, Norway, February 1987.
M1046 TOW Missile HMMWV at the US Marine Corps Mechanized Museum, Camp Pendleton, CA.
A column of M-113 armored personnel carriers, HMMWV, and other military vehicles of the Royal Saudi Land Force and other Coalition forces travels along a channel cleared of mines during Operation Desert Storm, March 1991.
North Carolina National Guardsmen fuel and stage HMMWV, FMTV and other vehicles in preparation for Hurricane Irene at the North Carolina Emergency Management eastern branch, Kinston, NC, 26 August 2011.
Soldiers from the 570th Engineer Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Lewis, WA, patrol the village of Ertebat Shar during an urban mounted patrol situational training exercise, National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, CA, 19  January 2011.
US Army Logistics Support Vessel (LSV) provides worldwide transportation of combat vehicles and sustainment cargo. The 313-foot LSV-class vessel, designed to carry 2,280 tons of deck cargo, has a beam of 60 feet and a molded depth of 19 feet. It provides intra-theater movement to remote underdeveloped coastlines and inland waterways. The LSV is the primary joint logistics over-the-shore (JLOTS) vessel.  Appears to be USMC MTVR on the ramp with HMMWVs and other vehicles on deck.

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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