Up-Armored HMMWV (UAH) P2

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Up-Armored HMMWV P2

In early 2006, the Army began fielding new models of the HMMWV, incorporating all the lessons learned. They carry the new model numbers: M1151 for the four-seat version, M1152 for the two-seat.

USMC M1116 Up-Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) armed with a Browning M2 HB .50 cal. machine gun on its turret, Main Supply Route Tin, Al Anbar, 23 April 2005
USMC M1116 Up-Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) armed with a Browning M2 HB .50 cal. machine gun on its turret, Main Supply Route Tin, Al Anbar, 23 April 2005.

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Heavy Variant and Expanded Capacity Vehicle HMMWVs (UAH) Page 2

Continued from Up-Armored HMMWV Page 1.

M1114 HMMWV with Ibis Tek bumper and tow bar, Tikrit, Iraq. 15 October 2005. Photo courtesy of SPC Johnathan Howard
M1114 HMMWV with Ibis Tek bumper and tow bar, Tikrit, Iraq. 15 October 2005.
Photo courtesy of SPC Johnathan Howard.

M1151 and M1152 HMMWVs Derived from the M1114

The M-1151 and M-1152 HMMWVs use the same drive train and suspension from the M1114 and itís similar in appearance to the up-armored variation of the M1114. However, unlike the older up-armored HMMWVS with their permanent armor packages, the M1151 and M1152 are produced with an intergated armor package plus the capability to accept add-on metal composite armor kits that can be quickly installed and removed by the vehicle crew members. This versitility accomodates a variety of missions and reduces suspension wear caused by the weight of the armor.

Other changes in the M1151 and M1152 models:

  • three point seat belts
  • serpentine fan belt system
  • ballistic windows that are more resistant to spalling
  • improved air conditioning system
  • seats that are designed to absorb energy of a mine blast

The armor mounting system is flexible so as technology evolves and better armor is invented it can be fitted to the M1151/52 without major modifications being performed on the vehicles.

The M1151 replaces the M1025A2 Armament Carrier and the M1152 replaces the M1097A2 Heavy HMMWV and the M1113 Expanded Capacity Vehicle. Both the M1151 and M1152 are built on an Expanded Capacity Vehicle (ECV) Chassis which provides additional carrying capacity.

U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armament Command will field 500 vehicles per month. The HMMWVs are shipped to Camp Arifjan in southern Kuwait where the Coalition Forces Land Component Command decides what configurations are needed in the field. Itís then up to the dedicated team of Soldiers, DA civilians, and contractors of the AFSBn-KU (Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait) to make sure that the vehicles are ready for missions. They inspect the new vehicles, configuring them, road test, and finally ship them out.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the Up-Armored M1151 and M1152 HMMWV at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.

M1165 HMMWV

The M-1165 is a four door HMMWV on an ECV (Expanded Capacity Vehicle) chassis. This vehicle was contracted in 2006 to combine the roles of the M1097A2 and M1113 models described above on this page.

HMMWV Marine Armor Kit (MAK)

Building on the experience of field operations and from lessons learned through several rounds of ballistics testing at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (MD), the USMC developed a Marine-specific standardized solution to HMMWV armor requirements. The Marine Armor Kit (MAK) is compatible with the M1123 Troop/Cargo Carrier, the two-door M1123 and the M1097A2 Shelter Carrier. The kit is modular, and can provide a minimum level of protection at 1,800 additional pounds, or full protection at around 3,400 pounds. The armor kit includes armored doors, side panels, roof, backplate, undercarriage, improved suspension springs and an air-conditioning system. Fielding began in early 2005.

Ibis Tek LLC HMMWV Front Protective Bumper

The HMMWV Front Protective Bumper (FPB) supplied to the U.S. military by Ibis Tek LLC is added to M1114 and other hardened HMMWVs (photo above). The bumper accomodates additional storage and provides a step for the gunner. It adds protection of vital parts from explosives and allows convoys to move more forcably through traffic without damaging the vehicle. Without the FPB, critical HMMWV cooling components are particularly vulnerable. The FPB does not interfere with mounting a HMMWV winch.

Thanks to SPC Johnathan Howard of the 42nd ID Eng Bde (Fwd) RROC for help with this page.

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