Transportation: Humvee in The Driveway

Humvee in The Driveway

^ Looking for a rugged all-terrain vehicle? Then a Humvee might be just the buggy for you. It doesn't come with air conditioning or stereo, but it's been tested in real battlefield conditions. Humvee, which is short for High- Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, is the new U.S. Army jeep. Deployed first in combat in Panama, some 20,000 Humvees were used in the Persian Gulf war. Starting last week, the Humvee was being offered for sale to the public by defense contractor LTV, which is trying to diversify its way out of bankruptcy.

The consumer models won't exactly ride like the grunt...

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