HMMWV Humvee inspires the image of a classic soldier, one who would dare anything for his country combined with that of a street fighter, someone who always ends up making mockery of the impossible. The HMMWV (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle – also called Humvee) is the U.S. Military’s all-purpose, modern-day jeep. With four-wheel drive and automatic transmission, this diesel-powered off-road beast is among the most capable all-terrain vehicles in the world. Like the versatile jeep it replaced, the Humvee has many configurations, including troop carrier, command vehicle, ambulance, weapons platform (Stinger, .50 Cal, MK-19 Automatic Grenade Launcher, TOW, etc.) and psychological operations vehicle, to name a few.
Standard armor on the Humvee makes it many-times more safer than the jeep it replaced. However, guerilla tactics employed by the Iraqi resistance have caused a great deal of controversy for the Humvee. Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) employed by the resistance have damaged and destroyed a number of Humvees and killed many American military personnel. Additionally, Humvees are susceptible to AK-47 fire at close range and RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades).
Used anywhere and everywhere the Humvee plays an astonishing variety of roles from frontline attack vehicle to an ambulance. Its load carrying capabilities, amazing reliability and mind blowing off-roading ability make the Humvee an omnipresent warrior in battlefields across the planet. Take a moment to go through our gallery displaying various roes played by the Humvee before watching the astonishing videos of the Humvee’s offroading capability.