US Army HMMWV's in Iraq (Mini Color Series 7513)
By Carl Schulze, Ralph Zwilling
Publisher: Concord Publication 2005 52 Pages
PDF 49 MB
After its introduction into U.S. Army service in 1985, the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV for short) became the prime utility vehicle of U.S. ground forces. The HMMWV replaced the M151 Ford MUTT, the M274 Mule, the M561 Gama Goat, and to some extent the M880 pickup trucks. Since series production of the HMMWV started in 1985, the vehicle has been produced in a basic M998 model along with various other variants, as well as in the upgraded M998A1 and M998A2 models and their associated variants. Also manufactured by AM General were Expanded Capacity Vehicles and Up-armored models. By June 2004, more than 175,000 HMMWVs had been produced by AM General Corporation in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. (This total includes HMMWVs of the basic series as well as of the newer A1 and A2 series). While the bulk of these fore mentioned HMMWVs are in service with the U.S. Armed Forces, some 30,000 are also used by more than 40 different nations worldwide. In November 2000, the U.S. Army signed a contract for the production of 31,474 additional HMMWVs, of which 18,000 had been delivered by June 2004. The last of the vehicles covered by this contract will be delivered by 2007.