Relatable: you’re in the U.S. Army, you’re in charge of safely air-dropping the Humvees out of a C-130 Hercules, and every now and then you wonder, “What would it look like if these things just fell without a parachute?” But you’re not supposed to actually do it. That would be bad!
I live about five miles down the road from the oldest U.S. Army proving ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground. Located in Harford County, Maryland, the base is where the Army developed quite a few of the vehicles and weapons deployed in every war of the 20th and 21st centuries. It’s the U.S. Army’s Nürburgring for tanks and…
The owner of the video game series Call of Duty has illegally used trademarks for Humvee military vehicles, and “reaped billions of dollars in revenues” in doing so, a lawsuit filed by a Humvee maker on Tuesday alleges.
One woman was seriously injured after a U.S. Army Reserve Humvee rolled down a hill and into a crowd at the Long Island Bacon Bash on Saturday evening, according to Newsday. Police said the Humvee, an attraction at the festival, was parked, before it “came out of gear,” going down an embankment and pinning the woman…
Ever since the U.S. military started pawning its ratty old Humvees off on the public through surplus auctions, people have been wondering how good they really are as off-road toys. I mean, we already know they’re suboptimal for city traffic. Anyway, here’s a peek at how to make one of these metal monsters sing.
When civilians get their vehicles stuck in mud pits, they’ve got to find someone with a truck (or tractor) and tow strap to give them a tug. But when Air Force airmen get their rigs stuck, they’ve got much cooler options.
What appeared to be an armored military convoy flying a Donald Trump campaign flag stirred controversy in Louisville this week, leading many to wonder whether the vehicle belonged to the National Guard, the U.S. military or was a decommissioned vehicle owned by area enthusiasts. Now the military says it belonged to a…
With the vastness of which the United States military and its operations are spread out across the world, it helps to have giant aircraft like the C-17 Globemaster to move troops and equipment around.
Multi-country military team NATO is in the middle of a mock-war right now called “Trident Juncture.” Air, sea and land vehicles were all looking totally badass on this beach-storming mission until it was time to roll out the Humvees, which immediately got bogged.
The first-ever public auction of 25 legit, real-deal, US military Humvees is done, and a frenzy of bidders have set the precedent for the price of "a decent looking HMMWV with 5,000 t0 30,000 miles."
Starting December 17, 2014 the general public will able to buy trucks from a surplus of "as many as 4,000 Army Humvees" being shifted out of government service. Bidding starts at $10,000, and the 20-year-old-trucks look like they're in good shape with low miles. There are a couple catches though.
According to one poster on Reddit's r/JustRolledIntoTheShop, this is what happens when you drop a Humvee out of a plane and the parachute fails.
Hauling Humvees into remote parts of Iraq can take several weeks over land, and slow-moving air transports can make large targets, so what better way to deliver a few than parachuting them in. Someone's still getting the delivery charge. Thanks Brett!
In "Packing for Mars," author Mary Roach details the strange science of putting humans in space. In this exclusive excerpt she details how we're practicing for driving on Mars in a remote and barren wasteland here on Earth. — Ed.
The Navy is good at naming things. Example: the Beach Master Unit 1. Here's BMU1 supporting a humanitarian and civic assistance mission in Colombia. Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy.
Cue up Boyz II Men's "End Of The Road" because the Pentagon announced they're going to stop buying Humvees after this year. A quick look at two of the vehicles set to replace the venerable truck below.