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  Up Armored HMMWV Modification by RichardsD
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RichardsD informed us he released an updated version of his Up Armored HMMWV Modification on the BI forums.

    Quote :
    So, I'll start with a quick historical abstract, very dirty, no references etc of the HMMWV. So towards the end of the 1980s it was clear to the United States Armed Forces that the M15 "Jeep" would not be sufficient any longer. It suffered from a few issues that were mostly the result of the overall design. Firstly, being so small limited what it could carry, and how much power it could produce. Secondly, the suspension was quite poor and at high speed was prone to flipping due to a fairly high center of gravity. So, research began on a vehicle that could be much faster, could carry more, and be more versatile. The first major step was the Gamma Goat, which although had remarkable off road ability, was incredibly slow, and extremely loud, two features that made it highly unsuited for service. So, AM General proposed the "Humvee" or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). This was a far cry from the M15, it was massive in comparison, and instead of sitting over the engine and drive train, the body molded around it affording it massive ground clearance and was extremely roomy inside. This was a reconnaissance, logistics and troop carrier, not meant to fight on the front, but to perform other auxiliary tasks and as such had no armor.

    Fast forward again to 2003, the Invaison of Iraq. The initial fighting spawned an insurgency for which the HMMWV would not be suited for. This vehicle, primarily designed for roles outside of the front lines was in need of proper armor protection. Thus, the "Armor Protection Kit" was designed, which included armor doors, windshield, roof, and gunners protection, similar to in Vietnam. These APKs for short evolved over the conflict in Iraq in Afghanistan as they became much heavier and more advanced. This modification features primarily vehicles equipped with the Frag Kit 5, and has vehicles such as the M1151 and M1152.

    This modification includes both Desert and Woodland variants, although not every model is availible in both camouflage schemes:
    • Desert:
        M1151 - M2HB
        M1151 - Mk. 19 GMG
        M1151 - M2HB Deployment
        M1167 TOW Up Armor
        M1152 Extended Cargo Vehicle
        M1165 Based Ground Mobility Vehicle (SOV)
    • Woodland:
        M1151 - M2HB
        M1151 - Mk. 19 GMG
        M1167 TOW Up Armor
        M1152 Extended Cargo Vehicle
        M1151 Unarmed

    Changelog:
    • Zero Added
    • Red Tracers


Written on 2014-08-12 11:12 by RichardsD  

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