Chrysler/General Dynamics – Expanded Mobility Truck XM966

United States of America (1981) Light Utility Vehicle – 11+ Built EMT XM966 Guided Missile weapons carrier variant. Source: XM966HMMWV.com Starting from the late 1970s, the US Army was anxious to replace its mixed fleet of utility and light vehicles with a new general purpose multirole vehicle which had a high degree of mobility. Starting…

MTI/Teledyne Continental ‘Cheetah’ (HMMWV Prototype)

United States of America (1981) Light Utility Vehicle – Unknown Number Built Teledyne Continental was interested, like many other US firms, in the potential value of a large military contract for thousands of high mobility vehicles. When, in the late 1970s, the US Army wanted to replace its mixed fleet of utility and light vehicles…

CSVP/HMMWV Development

United States of America (1969-1985) Development Program The origins of the HMMWV go back to 1969 when FMC (formerly the Food Machinery and Chemical Corporation), based in California, started work on a high mobility scout car known as the XR-311. XR-311 fitted for convoy/escort duty with .50 cal. heavy machine-gun fitted to a ring mount…

Lamborghini Cheetah (HMMWV Prototype)

United States of America/Italian Republic (1976-1977) Light Utility Vehicle – 1 Built The origins of the Lamborghini Cheetah lay in California in the 1970s from the same ‘stable’ at Mobility Technology International (MTI) by designer Rodney Pharis, as the XR-311. The Italian firm of Lamborghini was also interested at the time in lucrative contracts supplying…

XR-311 HMMWV Prototypes

United States of America/State of Israel (1969-1975) Light Utility Vehicle – Approximately 20 Built In 1969, the California-based company of FMC (formerly the Food Machinery and Chemical Corporation) started work on a prototype high mobility scout car. The company was already a military producer making tracked vehicles and components for the military. Perhaps inspired by…

Chrysler Saluki (HMMWV Prototype)

United States of America (1977-1982) Light Utility Vehicle – Approximately 11 Built When Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) announced in 1977 that they were looking for a multi-role vehicle with a high degree of mobility to perform a wide variety of general purpose duties, several firms were interested. The program from TACOM was for the XM966…

AM General XM966 HMMWV Prototype

United States of America (1979-1983) Light Utility Vehicle – 12+ Built As well as the rebirthed XR-311, AM General submitted another design to try and win the lucrative XM966 contract for the High Mobility Multi-Purpose Vehicle TACOM (Tank Automotive Command) had demanded in 1977. While the XR-311 was an ‘outside’ design they received via Food…

HMMWV Scout Concept

United States of America (1990) Scout Vehicle – None Built The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or ‘Humvee’ hadn’t long been in the inventory of the US Military by 1990 and was already a significant improvement over the hodgepodge of commercial pickups and light vehicles employed to fill the gap left by the Jeeps….

AM General XM966 CVSP Prototype

United States of America (1979-1983) Light Utility Vehicle – 12+ Built The desire for a large and valuable contract for thousands of vehicles spurred many companies to try for the XM966 Combat Support Vehicle Program in 1977. TACOM (Tank Automotive Command) had issued the requirement for a vehicle capable of good off-road performance and yet…