Monday, May 9, 2011

Finest Military Vehicle

AM General is an American heavy vehicle best known for the civilian Hummer and the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle or HMMWV or best known as Humvee. AM General furthermore acquired contracts from the Department of Defense to build HMMWV for the armed forces.

These are the features of The High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle making it the best military vehicle: (1) Independent suspensions and portal geared hubs; (2) disc brakes on all 4 wheels, and 4-wheel double-wishbone suspension. (3) Torsen type of front and rear differentials and regular lockable type center differential.

High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) function as troop or cargo carriers, ambulances , TOW missile carriers, automatic weapons platforms, howitzer prime movers, MRQ-12 direct air support vehicles, S250 shelter carriers , M1097 Avenger Pedestal Mounted Stinger platforms, and other roles.

U.S. Army hopes to lessen maintenance costs since the latest improvements have already directed to the development of the M1151 model, which is rapidly rendering the preceding models obsolete.

The High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled (HMMWV) has become the vehicular backbone of U.S. forces all over the world. It is presently in use by the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy at locations all over the United States as well as by more than 50 foreign nations worldwide.

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