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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:

M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) at a testing site, Jul 1985
Members of the Louisiana National Guards 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stage their FMTV trucks and HMMWVs in Lot J next to the Ernest Morial Convention Center. These Soldiers are activated for security missions in support of hurricane operations throughout the state, 3 September 2008.
Soldier from the 170th Military Police Co, 42nd Military Police Brigade, stops traffic at a major intersection in the al-Bayaa section of Baghdad, Iraq, 19 August 2005
MSGT Norman Broderick, US Army Centrals Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection NCO, guides SSGT  William Laughlin, USARCENT Air Missile Defense NCO, into a parking space during establishment of the motor pool for USARCENTs Lucky Warrior Exercise at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, 26 Aug 2008.
A convoy of M-998 series multipurpose-wheeled vehicles (HMMWV) proceeds through the Norwegian countryside during Operation Cold Winter 87, a NATO-sponsored military exercise, Norway, February 1987. The first two vehicles are equipped with Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank weapons systems and the third has an M-2.50-caliber machine gun.
Marines preparing to off-load a shipment of 48 HMMWVs (High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles) at an Australian military base in Rockhampton, Queensland, 30 April 2001.  The Marines, the HMMWVs, and other equipment were in Australia for Operation Tandem Thrust, a combined U.S., Canadian, and Australian exercise involving more than 18,000 troops.

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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