Iconx Model of a Humvee
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Iconx: Humvee

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The Original Hummer


The Humvee is one of the more challenging Iconx models with about 80 pieces on two sheets of metal that you will assemble in 16 steps. Its real name is the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). 

If you think Metal Earth models are just too small, Iconx was made for you. Their larger size can accommodate even more laser-etched detail on 4" x 8" (10.16 x 20.32 cm) metal sheets. Pop out the pieces by hand (or use wire cutters to get especially crisp lines), bend the tabs using needle-nose pliers, and fit them together as shown in the simple pictorial instructions. 

Please note that Iconx models have sharp edges and are not suitable for small children. Recommended for ages 14+.


 Are you curious...?

The Humvee was designed for personnel and light cargo duty behind the front lines with excellent on- and off-road capabilities, big payload capacity, and resistence to indirect light arms fire. Military specs called for a larger and much wider track than the old Jeep had, with a 16" (410 mm) ground clearance, double that of most sport-utility vehicles. The new truck had to climb a 60% hill and traverse a 40% slope. The air intake was to be high enough to ford 5' (1.5 m) of water, and its electronics must be waterproofed to drove through 2.5' (0.76 m) of water. It was one tough vehicle, to put it mildly. 

A division of American Motors Corp. built a prototype in 1979 and won a production contract in 1981. The awkwardly-named High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV, quickly replaced the Jeep and lesser-known successors as the vehicular backbone of US forces around the world. Its celebrity during the Persian Gulf War inspired the Hummer line of civilian gas-guzzling "urban assault vehicles." Later versions of the Humvee were toughened to better survive small arms fire and roadside bombs. The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles replaced Humvees in combat theaters, and a permanent replacement called the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is currently in development. Do you suppose there's a "Jiltvee" model in our future?

 

 

 

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