The American Humvee, or more correctly HMMWV, is the most recognizable army SUV in the world. It is in service with the US Army (more than 20 thousand units), and other member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance. The car was created at the beginning of the 80-s of the last century on the basis of a civilian Hammer jeep.
Ten years later, the Humvees were massively involved in the Gulf War, where dozens of cars of this type would be burned. However, many of the shortcomings, such as poor mine-proofness, poor maneuverability for the landscapes of the Middle East, were partially or completely eliminated in later versions.
In Russia, a certain analogue of a protected army SUV appeared only at the sunset of the past century. They became an armored car "Tiger", actually created on the basis of the GAZ-3937 "Vodnik" and the BTR-80.
Already the initial modification of the "Tiger" surpassed the American HMMWV in engine power, throughput, power reserve, number of fighters transported and their security. Inferior "American" and in value: for one "Hummy" can be purchased before the 6 "Tigers".
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