HMMWV Humvee 1980–2005

Author: Steven J Zaloga
Illustrator: Hugh Johnson

About this book

humveeThe HMMWV, better known as the Humvee or Hummer, has set the world standard for army tactical vehicles since its introduction into the US Army in the 1980s. Designed to be the successor to the jeep of World War II with a greater load-bearing capacity, the Humvee has proven to be adaptable to a wide range of roles, including weapons carrier, missile launcher, command vehicle and other specialized types. This book traces the development and use of the Humvee and its variations, including the latest families of armored Humvees used in Iraq in 2003–05, and its adoption in a peacekeeping role the world over.

Contents

Introduction
HMMWV Origins
First-Generation HMMWV
Into Combat
HMMWV Variants
Up-Armored HMMWVs: First Steps
The New Challenge: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Hardening the HMMWV
New Problems: Exotic Solutions
21st Century HMMWV
International HMMWV
Missile HMMWVs
Electronic HMMWVs
Further Reading
Color Plate Commentary
Index

Paperback; April 2006; 48 pages;

ISBN: 9781841769462

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