HMMWV (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
Provide a common light tactical vehicle capability. Replaced the quarter-ton jeep, M718A1 ambulance, half-ton Mule, 1.25-ton Gamma Goat, and M792 ambulance.
Entered Army Service
Description and Specifications
The HMMWV is a light, highly mobile, diesel-powered, four-wheel-drive vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission. Based on the M998 chassis, using common components and kits, the HMMWV can be configured to become a troop carrier, armament carrier, S250 shelter carrier, ambulance, TOW missile carrier, and a Scout vehicle.
The M998 is the baseline
vehicle for the M998 series of 1 1/4-ton trucks, which are known as the HMMWV
vehicles. The HMMWV vehicles include 11 variants. They are:
All HMMWVs are designed for use over all types of roads, in all weather conditions and are extremely effective in the most difficult terrain. The HMMWV’s high power-to-weight ratio, four-wheel drive and high ground clearance combine to give it outstanding cross-country mobility.
|Height :||6.00 feet reducible to 4.5 feet|
|Engine:||V8, 6.2 litre displacement, fuel injected diesel, liquid cooled, compression ignition|
|Horsepower:||150 at 3,600 RPM|
|Transmission:||3 speed, automatic|
|Transfer case:||2 speed, locking, chain driven|
|Electrical system:||24 volt, negative ground, 60 amps|
|Brakes:||Hydraulic, 4-wheeled disc|
|Fording depth:||without preparation:
2.5 ft (76.2 cm)
with deep water fording kit : 5 ft (1.5 m)
|Fuel capacity:||25 gallons|
|Range:||350 miles highway|
|Max speed:||65 mph|
AM General (South Bend, IN); O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt (Fairfield, OH)