INTRODUCTION TO THE HMMWV - OD1615 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
mentioned versions, these two are capable of fording to a depth of 30 inches
without a deep water fording kit, and 60 inches with the kit installed.
Fully loaded, the M998 and M1038 have a maximum cruising range of 350 miles.
b. Additional Features.
In addition, the HMMWV, fully equipped and
with a full payload, can maintain speeds of 60 mph on hard surface roads and
23 mph cross country. The HMMWV is capable of accelerating from 0-30 mph in
less than eight seconds. In an additional 22 seconds, the vehicle can reach
a speed of 50 mph.
(1) Run Flat Tires.
The vehicle can be operated for 30 miles at a
of the tires.
An insert in the tire is designed to release a package of
lube inside the tire to cool the tire and prevent damage to the side wall
This unusual capability allows the vehicle to depart a combat
area, even when the tires are damaged, preventing the loss of the vehicle
(2) Plastic Fuel Tank (Polypropylene).
The fuel tank provides
protection from small explosive charges. The capacity of the fuel tank is
25 gallons of diesel fuel.
The mileage for the HMMWV is 17 miles per
gallon, giving the vehicle a range greater than 300 miles, depending on
(3) Towing Capabilities.
Little or no degradation is evident when
towing a two-wheel trailer or a M102 howitzer with a gross weight of 3400
In addition, the HMMWV is capable of towing another fully loaded
Other characteristics of this vehicle, such as the heater, steering,
suspension, brakes, etc., will be discussed in the subsequent lessons and
tasks of this subcourse.
From this brief discussion on the general characteristics of the HMMWV, one
can easily see why the HMMWV is capable of performing the numerous tasks
assigned to it.