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The HMMWV (full name: High Mobility Multi-purpose Vehicle, better known as the Humvee) is a family of light utility vehicles that have made appearances in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault, and ArmA 2.

ArmA: Cold War Assault

HMMWV
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Faction United States
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Seats 4 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 3× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
Top speed ~ 84 km/h
Fuel capacity 50 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
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The ArmA: Cold War Assault HMMWV is a light utility vehicle that is exclusively operated by U.S. military forces.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Troop transport
« The High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) has replaced the M151 ‘Willys’ jeep in US Army service. The HMMWV was designed to fill myriad roles, including that of light tactical commander's vehicle, special purpose shelter carrier, and mobile weapons platform. The HMMWV is equipped with a high performance diesel engine and four wheel drive, making it capable of traversing very difficult terrain.
Vehicle Description
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Design

The HMMWV was first developed in 1979 and was eventually brought into serve with the U.S. military in 1981. It was designed primarily for personnel and light cargo transport duties, supplementing and intended to completely replace the M151 'Wilys' Jeep in these roles.

Features
The HMMWV is essentially a tougher version of the more commonplace Jeep transport used by conventional U.S. forces at the height of the Cold War.

Compared to both the Jeep and the Soviet-made UAZ, the HMMWV provides far better protection for both its passengers and the driver.

Because it is completely enclosed and has almost triple the base amount of armour that both the Jeep/UAZ have, this makes it mostly resistant to limited amounts of small arms fire; though it should be noted that by no means does this make the HMMWV completely impervious to damage.

Mobility
Like the Jeep, the HMMWV is intended to be an off-road vehicle. It has virtually identical stats to the Jeep and has decent handling on all surfaces. The HMMWV is slightly slower than the Soviet UAZ, though the differences are generally insignificant in practice and is barely noticeable when both vehicles are close to reaching their top speeds.

Drawbacks
Its only downside is that ironically enough, the HMMWV does not have any sub-variants that possess armament. This makes it largely ineffective in combat outside of transporting troops around like the Soviet UAZ since it cannot defend itself or attack enemy troops, though its heavier armour somewhat compensates for this disadvantage.

Crew Capacity
The HMMWV has enough seats to transport its driver and up to three more passengers.

Trivia

  • The HMMWV was not actually included as part of the default set of vehicles that could be driven in Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (the initial release name of Cold War Assault), and was only added with the release of Patch 1.20.

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ArmA 2

HMMWV
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Faction - USMC
- U.S. Army
- ACR
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Seats Variable; see Variants section for each individual model
Item capacity All variants: Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 50× Magazines
  • 4× Backpacks

Armed variants: Max:

  • 5× Backpacks

Terminal variant: Max:

  • 2× Backpacks

Ambulance variant: Max:

  • 6× Backpacks

Avenger variant: Max:

  • 3× Backpacks

SOV variant: Max:

  • 7× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 81 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 L
Primary armament Variable; see Variants section for each individual model
Secondary armament Avenger Loadout only:
  • 1× M3P .50 HMG

SOV variant only:

  • 1× M240 7.62 mm

CROWS variants only:

  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants Unarmed, Utility, M2, Mk19, M240, TOW, GPK (M2), GPK (DShKM), GPK (AGS-30), CROWS (M2), CROWS (Mk19), Ambulance, Terminal, Avenger, SOV
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The ArmA 2 HMMWV is a light utility vehicle that is primarily used by both U.S. Army forces and the U.S. Marines, as well as in limited numbers with Czech special forces.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Utility vehicle
    • Troop transport
    • Armed scout
    • Weapons carrier
    • Medical support
« The High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) has replaced the M151 ‘Willys’ jeep in US Army service. The HMMWV was designed to fill myriad roles, including that of light tactical commander's vehicle, special purpose shelter carrier, and mobile weapons platform. The HMMWV is equipped with a high performance diesel engine and four-wheel drive, giving it access to very difficult terrain. It can be armed with an M2 machinegun, a Mk 19 grenade launcher or a TOW Anti-Tank Guided Missile.
It can also be supplemented with the GPK (Gunner Protection Kit).
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Design

Having replaced the long-since outdated Jeep, the ArmA 2 HMMWV now occupies the same role as the Jeep did for the U.S. military as its primary light utility vehicle.

Features
Unlike its Cold War Assault predecessor, the HMMWV is available in many more variants and is far more versatile in the kinds of roles that it can fulfil.

For example, aside from the baseline troop carrier variant, there are a total of twelve variants that can be used:

  • Another unarmed Utility variant that can transport troops.
  • Five armed troop carrier models that are equipped with either a .50 cal/12.7 mm heavy machine gun, a 7.62 mm medium machine gun (with a gunshield), or a 40 mm/30 mm automatic grenade launcher.
  • A anti-tank variant that can fire wire-guided anti-tank missiles at ground vehicles.
  • An up-armoured troop carrier model that is also equipped with a .50 cal HMG.
  • A dedicated low-altitude anti-aircraft variant that can fire infrared-guided Stinger missiles at helicopters and low flying jets.
  • An unarmed Ambulance variant that can heal injured personnel on the battlefield, and can transport severely wounded or medically-trained troops.
  • A mobile drone command vehicle that can interface with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and other autonomous vehicles while remaining on the move.
  • Two armed variants that have remotely-operated gun turrets; either with a .50 cal HMG or 40 mm AGL.
  • And lastly, a Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) variant that is configured as a fast attack vehicle for long distance patrols or infiltration behind enemy lines.

Each vehicle is armed to be able to tackle a specific type of threat, or can transport additional passengers.

Mobility
All variants of the HMMWV have a much higher top speed compared to its Russian-made counterpart.

The HMMWV takes slightly longer to gain speed and cannot turn as sharply, but has overall more stable handling both on- and off-road.

Though the HMMWV also faces the risk of rollovers at high speeds on uneven terrain, it is not as heavily affected as the UAZ-469 is, which makes it generally better while travelling on rough terrain.

Drawbacks
Compared to the unarmed UAZ-469 which can transport up to six passengers, no variant of the HMMWV is actually capable of carrying more than three-four passengers at a time (aside from the SOV and Ambulance models).

This does limit its usefulness as a battlefield taxi since it won't be able to bring as many troops into combat, though this is somewhat compensated by its modularity and overall better armour.

Crew Capacity
Seating capacity for other passengers and additional crewmen depends on the variant.

Regardless of variant however, all HMMWVs always contain enough seats for both the driver and a single passenger who sits beside them in the front-right seat.

Camouflage

  • Woodland: Three-colour woodland paint scheme. Only used by USMC HMMWVs.
  • Desert: Flat desert sand/desert tan paint scheme. Only used by U.S. Army and Czech special forces HMMWVs.

Variants

Baseline unarmed troop transport variant. Can transport up to three passengers (one in the front-right seat and two in the rear).

Identical to the baseline unarmed troop transport variant. Has virtually no differences to the aside from using different doors and the rear section being covered with a tarpaulin drape instead.

Basic armed variant. Is equipped with a .50 cal heavy machine gun that is fitted to the turret ring in the centre of the vehicle's roof. The HMG feeds from a single pre-loaded 100-round belt box, and a has a further five belt boxes spare (for a total of 600 rounds).

Transports the same number of passengers as the baseline unarmed variant.

Alternate armed variant that is equipped with a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher instead. The MK19 AGL feeds from a 48-round high-explosive dual purpose (HEDP) grenade belt, and has a three more belts spare (for a combined amount of 192 grenades).

Transports the same number of passengers as the M2 variant.

Another armed variant that uses an 7.62 mm medium machine gun instead.

The M240 is also fitted with a forward-facing gunshield, which can provide limited protection against small arms fire. It feeds from a 100-round belt box, and has up to three more belt boxes to reload with.

Transports the same number of passengers as the basic M2 variant.

Anti-vehicle variant. Armed with a BGM-71E TOW anti-tank wire-guided missile launcher that can be employed against tanks and other medium-heavy armoured ground vehicles.

The TOW launcher is pre-loaded with a single missile by default, and has a further five to spare (for a total of six missiles).

Transports the same number of passengers as the basic M2 variant.

Up-armoured variant. It is also fitted with a .50 cal HMG like the M2 variant, but the gunner's station is surrounded by a partially enclosed, ballistic-resistant gunshield turret with transparent windows. The doors and parts of the chassis are also protected by additional add-on armour kits.

Transports the same number of passengers as the basic M2 variant.

Another up-armoured variant that is armed with the 12.7 mm DShKM HMG instead and is exclusively used by Czech special forces. Transports the same number of passengers as the American M2-armed GPK variant.

Similar to the DShKM-armed GPK variant, but is equipped with the AGS-30 30 mm AGL instead. Also transports the same number of passengers as the American GPK variants.

Unique variant that replaces the exposed gunner ring with a remotely-operated turret instead.

The turret is armed with a .50 cal HMG that is pre-loaded with a single 100-round belt box, and has an additional five belt boxes to reload from. The turret also has smoke launchers affixed that can be used to generate a thick cloud of smoke for defensive purposes.

Can only transport two passengers at a time, as the fourth seat is occupied by the gunner.

Identical to the M2-armed CROWS variant. The turret is equipped with a 40 mm AGL instead, which feeds from a 48-round HEDP grenade belt and has three more belts spare.

Transports the same number of passengers as the M2-armed CROWS variant.

Medical support/transport variant. The rear section of the vehicle has been removed to make way for an enclosed hard-top cab that contains litters, able to transport up to four wounded soldiers (not including the cab driver/front passenger).

Mobile drone terminal vehicle that is similarly configured like the Ambulance variant, and has had the entire rear section replaced with a hard-top cab (the cab cannot transport any passengers). Used to interface with UAVs.

Can only transport a single passenger.

Dedicated low-altitude anti-aircraft variant. The entire rear section of the HMMWV has been removed and replaced with a fully-rotatable turret on a flatbed that houses the gunner (who sits inside an enclosed station).

The turret has twin missile pods installed on both sides of it, with each pod containing four FIM-92 surface-to-air Stinger missiles (for a total of eight missiles).

It is also armed with a secondary M3P .50 cal HMG which can be used against ground targets. The M3P is pre-loaded with one 100-round belt and has a further five belts spare to reload with.

Transports the same number of passengers as the Terminal variant, but has a second crewman in the form of the gunner.

Another unique configuration that is based on the standard armed troop carrier variants, but uses an exposed open-top layout with a roll cage instead. The turret ring in the centre of the vehicle is armed with a 40 mm AGL that feeds from a single 48-round HEDP grenade belt, and has a further three belts spare for a total of 192 grenades.


The front-right seat now serves as the vehicle commander's position, and has a forward-facing 7.62 mm MMG that is pre-loaded with a 100-round belt box. The M240 has three more belt boxes to reload with.

Can transport two passengers in the rear.

(*) This variant is not functional in normal gameplay unless the mission maker has synchronised the vehicle to a UAV with the UAV module.
(**) This variant is USMC-exclusive and is not available in a desert-camouflage scheme.

Trivia

  • A burnt out wreck of the HMWWV is placeable in the editor for ArmA 3. None of the factions make use of the vehicle however, as there is no functional version of the HMMWV that can be driven in-game.

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See also

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration