Provide a common light tactical vehicle capability. Replaced the quarter-ton jeep, M718A1 ambulance, half-ton Mule, 1.25-ton Gamma Goat, and M792 ambulance.
Entered Army Service
Description and Specifications
The HMMWV (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) is a light, highly mobile, diesel-powered, four-wheel-drive vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission. Based on the M998 chassis, using common components and kits, the HMMWV can be configured to become a troop carrier, armament carrier, S250 shelter carrier, ambulance, TOW missile carrier, and a Scout vehicle.
The M998 is the baseline vehicle for the M998 series of 1 1/4-ton trucks, which are known as the HMMWV vehicles. The HMMWV vehicles include variants listed above.
All HMMWVs are designed for use over all types of roads, in all weather conditions and are extremely effective in the most difficult terrain. The HMMWV’s high power-to-weight ratio, four-wheel drive and high ground clearance combine to give it outstanding cross-country mobility.
- Length: 15 ft
- Width: 7.08 ft
- Height: 6.00 feet reducible to 4.5 feet
- Weight: 5,200 lbs
- Engine: V8, 6.2 litre displacement, fuel injected diesel, liquid cooled, compression ignition
- Horsepower: 150 at 3,600 RPM
- Transmission: 3 speed, automatic
- Transfer Case: 2 speed, locking, chain driven
- Electrical System: 24 volt, negative ground, 60 amps
- Brakes: Hydraulic, 4-wheeled disc
- Fording Depth: without preparation: 2.5 ft (76.2 cm); with deep water fording kit : 5 ft (1.5 m)
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Fuel Capacity: 25 gallons
- Range: 350 mile highway
- Max. Speed: 65 mph
AM General (South Bend, IN); O'Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt (Fairfield, OH)