HUMVEE King

Military HUMVEE for sale in the UK

HUMVEE King

Military HUMVEE for sale in the UK

Military HUMVEE for sale in the UK

The current military HUMVEE for sale are offered from my private collection and are being released to make space for vehicles I am currently bidding for. Please simply click on the images below for each vehicle listing. All my vehicles are UK road registered and valid MOT.

Develpoment of the HUMVEE

In 1979, the U.S. Army drafted final specifications for a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), which was to replace all the tactical vehicles in the 1/4 to 1 1/4-ton range as one “jack-of-all-trades” light tactical vehicle to perform the role of several existing trucks.

The specification called for excellent on and off-road performance, the ability to carry a large payload, and improved survivability against indirect fire.Compared to the jeep, it was larger and had a much wider track, with a 16 in (410 mm) ground clearance, double that of most sport-utility vehicles.

The new truck was to climb a 60 percent incline and traverse a 40 percent slope.

The air intake was to be mounted flush on top of the right fender (or to be raised on a stovepipe to roof level to ford 5 ft (1.5 m) of water and electronics waterproofed to drive through 2.5 ft (0.76 m) of water were specified. The radiator was to be mounted high, sloping over the engine on a forward-hinged hood.

Out of 61 companies that showed interest, only three submitted prototypes. In July 1979, AM General, a subsidiary of American Motors Corporation began preliminary design work.

Less than a year later, the first prototype was in testing.

Chrysler Defense and Teledyne Continental also produced competing designs. In June 1981, the Army awarded AM General a contract for development of several more prototype vehicles to be delivered to the government for another seriesV-8 diesel engine, and a three-speed automatic transmission. Information and text taken from Wikipedia.

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