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Its official name is M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or Humvee for short, but it#39;s best known as the Hummer H1. Designed and developed for the military by American General, at the time a division of American Motors Corp. which also owned Jeep, work on the prototype Humvees began in 1979. This was followed in 1981 with a government contract to develop a.

Its official name is M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or Humvee for short, but it#39;s best known as the Hummer H1. Designed and developed for the military by American General, at the time a division of American Motors Corp. which also owned Jeep, work on the prototype Humvees began in 1979. This was followed in 1981 with a government contract to develop a prototype vehicle.

After exhaustive testing by the military, a $1.2 billion contract was awarded in 1983 for AM General to build 55,000 Humvees over a five-year period. The contract called for 5 basic models and 15 configurations, and was increased to $1.6 billion to cover the build of an additional 15,000 vehicles.

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The additional order helped AMC get top dollar when it sold AM General to LTV Corp. in 1983. Both the military and production versions are built on the same 130-in. wheelbase, are 79-in. tall and a relatively compact 184.5-in. long. The combination of width, a low center of gravity, four-wheel independent suspension, full-time four-wheel-drive, steep approach and departure angles, and 16-in. of ground clearance give the H1 exceptional off-road ability.

However, while tucking the drivetrain up between the left- and right-hand passengers keeps these items away from harm (the halfshafts are mounted up high and drive through special gear sets), it also helps make the H1 a very wide (86.5-in.) wide vehicle with an enormous center tunnel running down the vehicle#39;s centerline.

The military and civilian versions also shared frames, axles, brakes and major body panels, and came down the same assembly line. Powertrain choices for the civilian versions included a 6.2-liter GM Duramax diesel mated to a three-speed automatic transmission, a 6.5-liter diesel coupled to a four-speed automatic, a 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel joined to an Allison 1000 five-speed automatic, or a 5.7-liter gasoline-powered GM Vortec V8 with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Civilians also could choose from two- or four-door pickup, four-door wagon, or four-door convertible body styles. The trouble was, even though non-military buyers had seen the Humvee in action in Operation Desert Storm and movies, they had to wait until after the Renco Group purchased AM General from LTV in 1992 before they could buy a civilian version. Unlike the military version, only the civilian model carried the Hummer name.

In 1999, General Motors acquired the Hummer brand from AM General, renamed the vehicle Hummer H1, and started working with AM General on a new, smaller version built, in part, off GM#39;s large SUV. The H2 sat alongside its bigger brother for just four years before GM decided the cost of recertifying the civilian H1 was prohibitive considering its low volume, especially in light of increased demand for military variants. Production of the civilian version ceased in late 2006.

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