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Old 13th December 2013, 23:06   #46
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Getsurya,
Great pics and thanks for sharing this unique and lovely visit with us.
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I have never ever seen a Hummer this up close. The US army has put them to the real use and I guess these are the only Hummers which are doing the Job which they are built for , rest of them I guess is only for some flashy pics (IMO).

Thank You GetSurya for sharing.
I agree these probably the only few that are put to use for the real intentions behind building them. As you can imagine their fuel economy is lowest of all the vehicles (less than 5 mph perhaps?) and so rest pretty much all others fuel/gas guzzlers on the roads are used for nothing else but show offs.

Very much delighted to see these and the Chinooks delivering the parcel fighter planes. Thanks for sharing, GetSurya.
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Thoroughly enjoyed your post. Thanks. It was a treat!
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Thanks for the wonderful report and a Big thanks to the U.S army too. Really generous of them to let you drive it. Our petty babu's would not have allowed to go near one of their machines let alone allow a foreigner to drive their machines...
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Thats very interesting getsurya.lucky you
Did you get to drive one too, then I would be super jealous
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Hi Car love,

They were definitely courteous and open to new cultures. They hosted an Indian lunch for my family with their officers in their canteen. Of course, the Indian lunch came from an Indian restaurant in the city, but the experience was very good.

On letting me drive their Training Hummer, the permissions had to come from the camp head in writing

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Hi Dr.Kumar, Be super jealous now

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Dear Getsurya - thanks a million for putting up the pictures of my dream vehicle on the forum. This is how a real 4WD should be. I know that it is meant for a different segment at a ridiculously high price point. I salute the the designers who delivered this desired result. There are numerous design cues that can be taken from this vehicle. Please note the driveline ratio reduction inside the wheel hub. It moves the drive shaft up therefore increasing ground clearance. It also makes the assembly very simple! The angle of operation of the hooks on the rear bumper is restrained to provide for air lift by helicopters. The most fantastic feature is the position of the center of gravity (CG) and its location under various degrees of articulation.

This is like "WOW"! .

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Hi Behram:

Posted this in 2006, five years ago.

In those days our Team-BHP could not store images. And the public free image servers have shut down. So the engg. drawings I had posted are no longer available.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...tml#post227130 (Passing of a Giant - Hummer H1 goes out of production)

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Thanks Getsurya!

There are some awesome videos of Humvees going up and down impossible gradients and rock faces. The control they exhibit is mind-boggling. What amazing vehicles.
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I have never ever seen a Hummer this up close. The US army has put them to the real use and I guess these are the only Hummers which are doing the Job which they are built for , rest of them I guess is only for some flashy pics (IMO).

Thank You GetSurya for sharing.
With all due respect, please note that the vehicle shown here is a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or 'Humvee' and not a Hummer. The latter is a civilian version of the original vehicle (shown here) built for the military. The Hummer H1 probably comes closest to the Humvee, while the H2 (Indian owners include the likes of cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni), which has far more to offer in terms of creature comforts, doesn't quite have the off-road capabilities of the Humvee even though it has far more of 'bling'. For instance, the Humvee can ford through 60 inches (5 feet) of water, the Hummer H1 through 30 inches (2-and-a-half feet) and the Hummer H2 through 20 inches (less than 2 feet).
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US Army chooses the Oshkosh JLTV to replace HUMVEE's

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-...1-1387921.aspx

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20150...er-replacement

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Extremely detailed review.
The pictures are enough to explain the details of HUMVEE.
One thing is sure, Everything about this vehicle is huge and super strong. Massive tires, Massive door weights, Super Strengthened chasis, I can go all day saying all this.
The vehicle is extremely capable with go any where qualities and at the same time keeping the crew comfortable and safe.
What you have experienced, is a wild dream for any motor enthusiast.
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