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HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« on: December 24, 2011, 01:35:06 PM »
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Wikipedia - High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)

Wish there was a conversion for this variant in 1/35th scale (click to view larger image)

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AM General HMMWV Page; Models, History, and Specifications

United States Army Fact File - HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)

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On another forum not that long ago, there was a discussion of the HMMWV and a stretched 6X6 as well as a shorter version to be used as a gun tractor or gun truck.  I like both ideas and would love to find the time to build a 6X6 and a shorty version one of these days. 
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 03:31:27 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 03:31:53 PM »
Brilliant stuff Jeff.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 11:29:22 AM »
Ukrainian armored HMMWV built by Mikhail Mokeyev

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(image source: Mikhail Mokeyev)

Certainly not what you would call an ordinary HMMWV.  The raised roof section is interesting but what caught my eye were the periscopes above the driver position mounted in the roof. 
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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 09:15:32 PM »
Also quite interesting (and logical) is using the NSVT in place of the M2 or Mk 19.  Neat model all over to be sure, made all the more interesting by the fact that it appears 'real' rather than 'whif'.

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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 09:52:14 PM »
But does it have this?


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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 06:57:27 PM »
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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 03:28:52 AM »
After performing a quick check-fit of the HMMWV TOW cupola to the M50 Ontos last night I got to thinking about what could be done with the 106mm Recoilless Rifle mount from the Ontos.  Since the hole in the top of the HMMWV Weapons Carrier is the same diameter as the hole in the Ontos it might be simple enough to just drop the cupola from the Ontos on to the top of the HMMWV Weapons Carrier and make a two or four recoilless rifle mount.  Obviously the lower weapons would need to be left off in order for the cupola to rotate freely.  A two-recoiless rifle mount might be an interesting diversion. 

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Another idea that I had originally shared on another forum a long time ago and far, far away (from this topic: Armor Fighting Vehicle Concepts From SketchUp on: December 22, 2011, 08:04:41)

The argument to whether the HMMWV could actually carry the Quad .50 mount is based on the fact that the Avenger Air Defense Missile System is mounted on a HMMWV and it is very large and bulky so I figured this would fit and might actually work with a little imagination.  I claim no authorship for either of the SketchUp models that were used for this digital kit bash.  I simply combined the components from the two models together to come up with this concept as a means to share an idea for the purpose of discussion. 



Frank3K took this concept and actually built it: HMMWV with Quad .50.  It was nice to see an idea go from a concept to a digital 3D model and eventually to an actual physical model in plastic. 
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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 10:53:18 AM »
That 'what if' quad .50 Humvee is incredible. I love the concept.

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 11:49:53 AM »
Hmm, wonder how that quad-.50 mount would do in the back of a F350?  Be nice for several aspects of urban, and not-so-urban, warfare.

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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 01:52:40 PM »
That 'what if' quad .50 Humvee is incredible. I love the concept.

The original 3D models were created by someone else and uploaded to the 3D Warehouse at SketchUp.  I can take credit for kit-bashing the various components together to come up with the concept but other people made the models that were used for this project. 
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2012, 05:03:43 AM »
Another one involving Eastern-bloc gears.
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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2012, 05:21:44 AM »
Another one involving Eastern-bloc gears.
Someone modeled that on one of the armor forums a while back.  Certainly an interesting and different take on the HMMWV. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2012, 03:15:35 AM »


Wish there was a conversion for this variant in 1/35th scale (click to view larger image)

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I wonder if that set up would fit on a Suburban -------  ;)

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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2012, 04:00:50 AM »
Wish there was a conversion for this variant in 1/35th scale (click to view larger image)

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I wonder if that set up would fit on a Suburban -------  ;)


Looks like this one would make a better winter camper with that larger box body on the back of the vehicle in red or yellow for off-road fun?


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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2012, 06:44:16 AM »


I wonder if that set up would fit on a Suburban -------  ;)


those tracks will fit almost any vehicle.  OK for on the flat but for cross-country you should fit travel- & steering-stops otherwise you could damage your mudguards / bodywork.

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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2012, 10:21:30 AM »
This Greek variant is kinda sexy... except for the ghetto door locks:


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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2012, 08:38:33 PM »
Looks like standard US Govt issue door locks to this jarhead...

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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2015, 04:39:50 AM »
In time, this vehicle may inspire its own thread, but as it's billed as the Humvee replacement, I'll put this here.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-is-the-army-and-usmcs-humvee-replacement-1726513645
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2015, 05:54:26 AM »
Looks like standard US Govt issue door locks to this jarhead...

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Wish there was a conversion for this variant in 1/35th scale (click to view larger image)

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I wonder if that set up would fit on a Suburban -------  ;)


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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2017, 02:55:31 AM »
Different:

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Re: HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle)
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2017, 05:08:25 AM »
Wow. My HMMWV with Quad .50 build looks perfectly reasonable and believable compared to this! Is that a Zu-23-2? I only see one barrel.

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2017, 07:29:07 AM »
Angle of the image obscures the left barrel from view.  Interesting addition to the back of the vehicle to accommodate the gun mount. 
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2017, 08:00:06 AM »
Angle of the image obscures the left barrel from view.  Interesting addition to the back of the vehicle to accommodate the gun mount.

That's at least a metric ton centered over the end of the vehicle. Must be fun doing wheelies in that.

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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2017, 10:20:44 AM »
Pimp my HMMWV

Angle of the image obscures the left barrel from view.  Interesting addition to the back of the vehicle to accommodate the gun mount.

That's at least a metric ton centered over the end of the vehicle. Must be fun doing wheelies in that.

Rear wheels appear to be rubbing against the top of the fender, going anywhere fast or over rough terrain will result in a lot of ruined tyres. :)

Is there one of those silly "Owner's Manual" books for the HMMWV?  Maybe get Google to translate the applicable Technical Manuals to a language that can be understood by the current owner/operators?    :)

If they had done the proper research it might have resulted in the removal of the hard top from the rear half of the vehicle with the additional benefit of placing the weight over the rear axle instead of hanging it out over the back end. 
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2017, 11:08:05 AM »
What has always struck me about the HMMWV is how little room there is, inside, despite the external size of the vehicle.   The one I've examined was a hard top it had only seats for four soldiers.   A long-wheelbase Landrover which is narrower and about the same length has room for ten (I have seen nineteen in one though). 

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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2017, 11:42:35 AM »
There is the troop carrier version with bench seats under a canvas top. Two in front and 8 in the back.

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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2017, 01:56:48 PM »
The original post that started this topic has several links to "all things HMMWV" and the majority of the variations on the HMMWV theme are covered with descriptions and peeeeectures...
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2017, 02:50:53 PM »
.   A long-wheelbase Landrover which is narrower and about the same length has room for ten (I have seen nineteen in one though).

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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2017, 11:24:49 AM »
In my experience, the number of seats in a US Army vehicle is no indication of how many people it can carry. There are even some long standing jokes about it.
Q: How many troops can you fit in the back of a humvee/deuce/5 ton/ cattle car/ etc?
A: Two more!
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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2017, 08:04:07 PM »
In my experience, the number of seats in a US Army vehicle is no indication of how many people it can carry. There are even some long standing jokes about it.
Q: How many troops can you fit in the back of a humvee/deuce/5 ton/ cattle car/ etc?
A: Two more!
I've seen ungodly masses of humanity stuffed in a truck, you would think it's some kind of prank.

Well, that's reassuring. I thought it was only the Corps that did this.

I started out as an 0311 (Rifleman) and we would pack those 5-tons to the bursting point (moreso when we were headed back to garrison from the field than headed out on an FEX).  Later, I lat-moved to Data Comm and learned that there was a supposed "max pax" of 20 in the back of those same 5-tons.  I had never heard of such lunacy! All that wasted space!

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« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 11:17:13 AM »
In my experience, the number of seats in a US Army vehicle is no indication of how many people it can carry. There are even some long standing jokes about it.
Q: How many troops can you fit in the back of a humvee/deuce/5 ton/ cattle car/ etc?
A: Two more!
I've seen ungodly masses of humanity stuffed in a truck, you would think it's some kind of prank.

Well, that's reassuring. I thought it was only the Corps that did this.

I started out as an 0311 (Rifleman) and we would pack those 5-tons to the bursting point (moreso when we were headed back to garrison from the field than headed out on an FEX).  Later, I lat-moved to Data Comm and learned that there was a supposed "max pax" of 20 in the back of those same 5-tons.  I had never heard of such lunacy! All that wasted space!

Only to exceed downunder in an emergency.  The Occ. Health and Safety Officer would be on you ASAP if you found to be routinely exceeding the maximum passenger limit (and yes, such a creature does exist in each unit, he's usually the Adjutant who gets given all sorts of odd jobs no one else desires).  I've seen several Sergeants reamed for doing that.   How did 19 diggers get into a Landrover?  No one was looking...


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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2017, 02:40:38 AM »
Anyone know what rockets are being used here:


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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2017, 03:56:04 AM »
It's an IRAM (improvised rocket assisted munition or mortar) http://www.conflict-news.com/articles/why-tactically-useless-irams-are-so-popular-in-iraq-and-syria

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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2017, 11:17:16 AM »
The rockets are manufactured from LPG Gas Cylinders, with a hollow tail welded onto their rear, through which the exhaust works.

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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2018, 11:32:15 AM »
M1151 HMMWV OPFOR (Opposing Force) Surrogate Vehicle (BRDM2)



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