HUMVEE King

My private HUMVEE collection

HUMVEE King

My private HUMVEE collection

My HUMVEE Collection

My collection is always growing and changing with new models and marks. Listed below are our current vehicles in the collection.

private HUMVEE collection

Develpoment of the HUMVEE Continued

The three companies were chosen to design and build eleven HMMWV prototypes, which covered over 600,000 miles in trials which included off-road courses in desert and arctic conditions.

AM General was awarded an initial contract in 1983 for 2,334 vehicles, the first batch of a five-year contract that would see 55,000 vehicles delivered to the U.S. military, including 39,000 vehicles for the Army; 72,000 vehicles had been delivered to U.S. and foreign customers by the Persian Gulf War of 1991, and 100,000 were delivered by the Humvee’s 10th anniversary in 1995.

Ft. Lewis, Washington and the 9th Infantry Division was the testing unit to employ HMMWV in the new concept of a motorized division.

Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington was the main testing grounds for HMMWVs from 1985 through December 1991, when the motorized concept was abandoned and the division inactivated.

The HMMWV was designed primarily for personnel and light cargo transport behind front lines, not as a front line fighting vehicle.

Like the previous jeep, the basic HMMWV has no armor or protection against chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threats.

Nevertheless, losses were relatively low in conventional operations, such as the Gulf War.

Vehicles and crews suffered considerable damage and losses during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993 due to the nature of the urban engagement.

Information and text taken from Wikipedia.

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