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 M1114 Up-Armored HMMWV, near Camp Echo, Diwaniyah, Qadisiyah Province, Iraq, 9 April 2006.
Today in WW II: 17 Oct 1941 USS Kearny [DD-432] torpedoed but not sunk by German submarine U-568, near Iceland, killing 11 sailors, the first American military casualties of WW II. More ↓
17 Oct 1943 At Gothenburg, about 10,000 seriously wounded and sick German and British POWs, about half from each side, make up the first British-German prisoner exchange of WW II [17-21 Oct].
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.