The HumveeThe High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) better known as 'Humvee' is the light vehicle developed for the American army in the late 80's. It replaced all light vehicle's and trucks in the 1/4 to 1 1/4 ton range. Commonly said it's the new 'Jeep'. The Humvee received a lot of criticism for not being heavily armoured enough. Point is that the Humvee was not designed to be armoured or to carry out roles in combat area's. Nevertheless operations in Somalia and Iraq forced the Humvee to serve in the front lines so upgrade and armour packages are issued. This led to the M1114, a Humvee able to withstand small arms fire. These vehicle's are always in the short supply though. A dozen other versions of the Humvee also exist for various roles from anti-aircraft versions to armoured ambulances. The Humvee is used by several armies around the world.
The M-102The M-102 light howitzer was introduced as a replacement for the M-101 light howitzer used since the second world war. The M-102 was made mainly out of aluminium to reduce weight (1500 kg in total) making it transportable by a helicopter. An other large difference with it's predecessor where the trailer-legs, or better 'leg' since the gun is mounted on a single 'leg' which in turn rotates on a round platform allowing the gun to turn 360 degrees. The M102 for ceremonial shot's only these days and replaced by the M-119 light howitzer. The M102 was used by several armies around the world.
The Revell Humvee modelRevell released two boxes with both two Humvee models each. One box (kit no.003137) contains the M1025 'standard' Humvee and M998 cargo/troop carrier. The other box (kit no. 03147) contains the M966 TOW missile carrier and M997 Armoured Ambulance and is currently out of production.
The Ace M-102 model
I painted the Humvee and howitzer in a standard NATO three tone camouflage scheme.