2008 American General M1123 HMMWV

Known by its military designation as the High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle, the HMMWV is a lightweight, highly mobile, diesel-powered, four-wheel-drive tactical vehicle that uses a common chassis to carry a wide variety of military hardware ranging from machine guns to tube-launched, optically tracked, wire command-guided (TOW) anti-tank missile launchers. It must perform in a wide variety of terrain, from deserts to jungles, for long periods of time, with minimal maintenance. It has to carry its cargo and occupants in safety while dodging instruments of war — bullets, bombs and mines. This M1123 is being restored to pay homage to those who served during the Gulf War.


We need your help!  We are in the final stages of restoration and currently raising and additional $3,000 in restoration funds for accurate replica M240 and M2 machine guns to be permanently mounted on this display. Your financial support is greatly appreciated! Or, if you have a non-firing similar weapon you would like to donate to the museum, we would love to hear from you.
M-240
M-2

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  • Hummer 1
  • Hummer 3
  • Hummer 4
  • Hummer 5
  • Hummer 6
  • Hummer 7
  • Hummer 8
  • Hummer 9
  • Hummer 10
  • Hummer 11
  • Hummer 12
  • Hummer 13

Specifications

VIN: 184694
Registration No.: 599279
Engine: 6.5 liter V8 turbo diesel
Transfer Case: 4-Speed Automatic
Horsepower: 190 hp / 142 kW @3400 rpm
Fuel Capacity: 25 Gallons; (95 liters)
Max. Speed: 55 MPH at max gross weight
Over 70 mph top speed
Suspension: Independent 4x4
Mass: 5850 lb curb weight, 10,300 max gross weight
Width: 7 ft 1 inch
Length: 15 ft, wheelbase 10 ft, 10 inches
Height: 6 ft, reducible to 4 ft, 6 inches
Armament:

Various weapon configurations created by individual crews and units

No. Produced: 280,000
Crew: 2-5
Status Currently undergoing restoration
Owner: Estrella Warbird Museum

History

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV; colloquial: Humvee) is a family of light, four-wheel drive, military trucks and utility vehicles produced by AM General. It has largely supplanted the roles previously performed by the original jeep, and others such as the Vietnam War-era M151 jeep, the M561 "Gama Goat", their M718A1 and M792 ambulance versions, the Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV), and other light trucks. Primarily used by the United States military, it is also used by numerous other countries and organizations and even in civilian adaptations. The Humvee saw widespread use in the Gulf War of 1991, where it navigated the treacherous desert terrain; this usage helped to inspire civilian Hummer versions. After going through a replacement process, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) was chosen as its successor.

This HMMWV is currently undergoing restoration since it was acquired and will be refurbished as a special forces variant similar to pictures shown above. Stay tuned for status updates.