INTRODUCTION TO THE HMMWV - OD1615 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
The S250 communications shelter, which is used in conjunction with the
M1037, is a container that is mounted on the back of the vehicle.
container, when received, is empty; however, it provides the attachments to
unit, and on the equipment that the unit is authorized to use.
usually found configured as a radio teletypewriter (RATT) and is normally
found in the battalion area. This equipment permits the battalion commander
to communicate, by voice, with his subordinate units and also to higher
A fully loaded M1937 shelter carrier will climb road grades as steep as 600.
Like its counterparts previously discussed, the carrier is capable of
fording hard bottom water crossings of 30 inches without the deep water
fording kit being installed. If the kit is installed, the vehicle can ford
water up to 60 inches. Fully loaded, the M1037 has a maximum cruising range
of 300 miles.
HMMWV is used as either an ambulance or a logistics support vehicle. In the
ambulance mode there are three vehicles used. The M996, capable of carrying
two litter patients, and the M997 which is like the M996 except that it is
expanded to hold two additional litter patients. These two vehicles provide
armored protection for the crew and patients. The M996 can be transported
by a CH47 Chinook helicopter, while the M997 cannot be. The third version
is the M1035, two litter, soft top ambulance. The M1035 is the same as the
M996, except that it has no armor protection for the crew and patients.
The M998 and the M1038 are the two logistics support versions of the HMMWV.
The M998 and M1038 cargo/troop carriers are used to transport equipment,
materials, and/or personnel. The cargo carrier is capable of transporting a
payload (including crew) of 2500 pounds. The troop carrier is capable of
transporting a two man crew and eight passengers. The cargo/troop carrier
has a four-man crew configuration.
Each uses a troop seat kit for troop
The M1038 is equipped with a winch that permits
recovery operations of similar vehicles.
Fully loaded, the M998 and the
M1038 cargo/troop carriers are capable of climbing road grades of 60.
Again, like the previously