High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle HMMWV (Hum-Vee)

High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle HMMWV (Hum-Vee)

The Hum-Vee light 4×4 utility vehicle was first introduced in 1985, and it has almost completely replaced the famous Jeep in the US Armed Forces. The Hum-Vee carries more passengers than the Jeep, it has a greater cargo capacity, and it serves as a versatile weapons platform for TOW anti-tank missiles, Mk. 19 automatic grenade launcher, M60 light machine gun, .50 Caliber M2 Browning Machine Gun, or M242 25 mm autocannon. M996 TOW Missile Carrier, M997 Maxi-Ambulance, and M1025 Patrol variants of the Hum-Vee are lightly armoured for use in the combat zone. Several model kits of the Hum-Vee are available today, but the only 1:72 scale reproduction is a die-cast vehicle produced by CDC.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • M996 TOW Missile Carrier, Basic Armour (M1036 with winch)
  • M997 Maxi-Ambulance, Basic Armour
    • 1:35 Academy 1352
    • 1:87 ROCO 547
  • M998 Cargo/Troop Carrier (M1038 with winch)
    • 1:35 Academy 1362
    • 1:35 Italeri 237
    • 1:35 Revell 03913
    • 1:72 CDC 3114
    • 1:87 ROCO 479 (open)
    • 1:87 ROCO 489 (2-door)
    • 1:87 ROCO 428 (4-door)
    • 1:285 GHQ N63
    • 1:300 Heroics & Ros 122
  • M1025 Patrol, Basic Armour
    • 1:35 Tamiya 35143
    • 1:72 Armo AM236
    • 1:87 ROCO 557
  • M1037 Shelter Carrier (M1042 with winch)
    • 1:87 ROCO 487 (S.250 Shelter Carrier)
    • 1:87 ROCO 582 (S.250, and M716 0.25-ton Telephone Cable Splicer)
    • 1:285 GHQ N80

Technical Specifications

  • High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle HMMWV
  • Engine: V8-cylinder, 112 KW
  • Maximum Speed: 113 km/h on roads
  • Fuel Capacity:
  • Fuel Consumption:
  • Average Range:
  • Length:
  • Width:
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  • Weight: 3574 kg
  • Payload: 1134 kg
  • Optional Armament: M60 MG, M2HB MG, TOW Launcher, or Mark 19 AGL
  • Crew: Commander, Driver +
    • Gunner (TOW Missile Carrier)
    • 4 Passengers (Cargo/Troop Carrier)
    • 6 ambulatory Wounded or 4 Stretchers (Maxi-Ambulance)
  • Year of Introduction: 1985

Historical Employment

  • M242 Fire Support Vehicle, Basic Armor, with 25 mm Auto-Cannon
  • M996 TOW Missile Carrier, Basic Armor
  • M998 Cargo/Troop Carrier
  • M997 Maxi-Ambulance, Basic Armor
  • M1025 Armored Carrier, with Winch
  • M1036 TOW Missile Carrier, Basic Armor, with Winch
  • M1037 S-250 Shelter Carrier
  • M1038 Cargo/Troop Carrier with Winch
  • M1042 S-250 Shelter Carrier, with Winch

The Hum-Vee has become the standard light 4×4 utility vehicle of the US Armed Forces. There are a number of variants of the Hum-Vee which will be of interest to the diorama builder, miniature collector, and wargamer.

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