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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.

Today in WW II: 25 Oct 1943 American and New Zealand troops land at Mono and Stirling, Treasury Islands, south of Bougainville [25-27 Oct].  More 
25 Oct 1944 First operation by the Japanese Kamikaze Special Attack Force: 55 kamikazes strike 7 carriers and 40 other ships, sinking six, off Leyte, Philippines.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Samar [Leyte]: US Admiral Sprague skillfully prevents a loss to the stronger Japanese force under Japanese Admiral Kurita.
25 Oct 1944 Battle off Cape Engaño (Leyte): lopsided naval battle resulting in the loss of most of Japanese Northern Force to US Admiral Halsey's carrier planes and battleships [25-26 Oct].
25 Oct 1944 Soviet Red Army enters Kirkenes, the first town in Norway to be liberated from the Germans.
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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:

Guam Army National Guardsmen Specialists Albert Samana and Daniel Cruz move in with their HMMWV to provide perimeter security for a C-130 Hercules delivering passengers and cargo to a U.S. contingency operating base in the remote village of Bilate, Ethiopia, 19 Jan 2007. The C-130 and crew are deployed to the Horn of Africa from Dyess Air Force Base, TX.  Cargo truck in background.
Hill AFB, UT, Senior leaders (front) Col. Kenneth Merchant, Ogden Air Logistics Center vice commander and his wife Sue and (rear) Col. Scott Chambers, 75th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife Suzann participate in the 2006 Ogden parade during the summer months.
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.
Two HMMWVs of the Incident Response Team, Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing travel on a road near Al Asad, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, circa 2006.  The team has been on an escort mission with Iraqi police.
HMMWVs, M939 series 5-ton 6x6 trucks, and towed artillery pieces assigned to the Army's 25th Infantry Division (Light) sit in columns on Pier 1 prior to boarding CAPE HORN (T-AKR-5068) for transport to Thailand for exercise Cobra Gold '89, 15 Feb 1989.  Other truck models present include M1028 shelter carriers (left), M-934 Expansible Van (right side line), M52 tractors (right rear, with tank semitrailers), Dodge M887 contract maintenance trucks (upper right, rear).
United Nations HMMWV, Mogadishu, the capital and largest city in Somalia.

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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