A bit late, but post-party at Cowboys, and I had to do the Sergeants Time Saturday Poast. Been a bit since me last, but primarily that I've been so damned busy, and these poasts take a LOT to put together what with technical and other materials I have to gather. In this case, it's the basics of the High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle, the HMMWV or Humvee for the civvies here.
Dunno but this gets me angry.
Fuckers. Those are both M1114, Variant 2,s with the upgraded doors and Air Conditioning package. The long green horizontal vent on the one on the right in the pic? AC Intake. NOT NBC proof, nor tear gas or anything else, no matter what the sales brochure sez. The suspension is the fully upgraded variant as well, designed to hold all the extra armor.
The truck on the left appears to have the basic gun shield with no crew served mounted, and the other has a CROWS system mounted on it. CROW = Common Remotely Operated Weapons System. I.E. Xbox FPS Gun system. No man in the turret, all inside remote controlled gun. A close up to unnastand what it looks like IF the weapon is mounted on it:
So, anyways, say you n' yer boys are out hoppin' and a'boppin', scootin', shootin', an' lootin', and lo and behold! What's this?
An abandoned HMMWV?
Well sheeeee-it. It's here, but none of y'all ever been in the Arrrrr-me, so what to do, what to do?
Tell ya what to do.
Open the door, and get behind the wheel.
Yep. Lookie there, a switch.
Don't touch the switch 'til you check a few things out. First thing, the Batteries. Go over to the right front passenger seat. Look at the front of it where it connects to the metal. You should see two latches. Number 17 in the pic below. Pop them.
Now if they are?
Throw the switch to "RUN", and WAIT
It's a diesel. Gotta let the glow plugs do their work.
There's a orange "WAIT" light that'll come on. When it goes out, crank it over to "START" until it fires up, and then release, it'll go back to "RUN". Congrats. You now have a HMMWV to play with.
Now: Other Controls:
Everything except Black-Out Marker (itty-bitty barely there marker lights used with Night Vision Goggles) need to have the right bottom unlock switch used to turn on the lights. "Service Drive" is like normal headlights, "Stop Light" is like driving with just the marker lights on a normal car. Black out lights are for tactical movement with augmented vision.
I could pick that faster than my ass and/or nose
(BTW: Side note, learn how to pick locks. Fun and highly useful... learned how-to in Affy as a hobby to keep me busy and now I never leave home w/out my picks, bump keys and such whatnot. I use Sparrow picks out of Canada, and no, no $$$ for the bump, they're just IMO the best for the job...)
So, besides easy-peasy to pick, you can still reach up under the dash, and pull the wiring plugs out.
So, hope this was helpful. I gotta git... very tired. Anyone got anything to add, hit the comments... I'm kinda brain fried from tonight. Cowboy and his put on a hell of a spread, and GranBebe wore us all oot.
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