Military Vehicles [United States]: AM General M998 HMMWV “Humvee” (US Army)


Language of Video Presentation: English. The M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) is an early Humvee vehicle model created by AM General. Developments started in the 1970s when the United States Army concluded that the militarized civilian trucks in use no longer satisfied their requirements. Among the contenders were Lamborghini which in 1977 developed the Cheetah model in an attempt to meet the Army contract specifications. In 1979, the Army drafted final specifications for a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV and by July of that year, AM General (a subsidiary of American Motors Corporation) began preliminary design work. In less than a year later, the first prototype, the M998, was in testing. In June 1981, the Army awarded AM General a contract for development of several more prototype vehicles to be delivered to the US government for another series of tests, and the company was later awarded the initial production contract for 55000 HMMWVs to be delivered in 1985. HMMWVs first saw combat in Operation Just Cause, the US invasion of Panama in 1989. Since then, the HMMWV has become the vehicular backbone of US forces around the world. For example, over 10000 were deployed by coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The basic HMMWV has no armour or protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical threats; it was never designed to offer protection against intense small arms fire, much

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7 Responses to “Military Vehicles [United States]: AM General M998 HMMWV “Humvee” (US Army)”

  1. dereileak says on :

    this is the video my step dad was telling me about, he watch this right as the hmmwv’s were going into the military, I told me about the hmmwv that goes to the edge, and almost goes straight down, thats sick, I am in love with hmmwv’s, check out my homepage, I have almost 600 vids in my playlists of hmmwvs/h1′s

  2. DanieruShidebuteru says on :

    Hi!
    I’ve browsed through some of your vids, very nice! I’ll look more into it over time. Thank’s!

  3. dereileak says on :

    thanks dude, I didnt post most of the vids, just put other people in a playlist, I hope to buy one some day, do you have the files you could send to me of those HMMWV videos? I would love the acutal video file, just upload to sendspace of something if you could, I would love that!!

  4. DanieruShidebuteru says on :

    One of the basic reason I put these up is to free some space in my diskdrive so, unfortunately I’ve deleted many of these videos you see on my profile. Sorry!!! It may still be in my backup but it would take close to infinity to sort through them, I just don’t have that amount of time.

  5. Sadetree says on :

    We need to sue DOT For the right to drive them.

  6. dereileak says on :

    have the time now to find them?

  7. DanieruShidebuteru says on :

    Na man, my backup didn’t go that far back in time. Anyway, I checked my upload details and my copy wasn’t the actual video file either, it’s in .flv format.

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