INTRODUCTION TO THE HMMWV - OD1615 - LESSON 3/TASK 1
THE CHARACTERISTICS AND OPERATION
OF THE BRAKE/STEERING SYSTEM
Describe the characteristics and operation of the brake system
and the steering system.
Within a self-study
Within one hour
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
In the previous lessons and tasks, the general characteristics of the high
operation of the 6.2 liter diesel engine, the drive train, and the
suspension system were covered.
In this task, the characteristics and
operation of the brake and steering systems will be discussed.
There are two brake systems in use on the HMMWV. One is the service brakes,
and the other the parking brakes. The service brake system is a four wheel
The service brake system is manually
actuated and hydraulically assisted and operated.