Schuco SCH3246373 US Army Humvee - Operation Desert Storm [EDG Packaging] (1:43 Scale)
"In war, there is no second prize for the runner-up."
- General Omar Bradley
On March 22nd, 1983, the US Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command awarded the AM General Division of LTV Aerospace and Defense (now AM General Corporation) a $1.2 billion contract to produce 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV, pronounced Humvee), to be delivered in 15 different configurations over a five year period. The contract included an option to increase the number of vehicles purchased by 100 percent during each of the five option years. The Army eventually ordered an additional 15,000 option vehicles raising the totals to 70,000 vehicles and $1.6 billion. It was the largest mult-iyear contract for tactical wheeled vehicles ever awarded by the US Army.
Known officially as the M998 Series and nicknamed the HUMMER, this technologically advanced 1 1/4-ton, 4x4, multipurpose vehicle answered the armed forces' need for superior mobility in a tactical field environment. It was versatile, mobile, and fast, and replaced an assortment of vehicles, including: some M151s (1/4-ton utility vehicles (the old "jeep"), all M274s (1/4-ton Mules), all M561s (1-1/2-ton Gama Goats), and some M880s (1 1/4-ton pick-up trucks).
Shown here is a 1:43 scale replica of a US Army Humvee painted in a desert sand camouflage pattern. Sold Out!
Length: 4 inches
Width: 2 inches