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M1038A1 tug at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, BA, Argentina

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:37 am
by humveedownunder
some photos of the '93 ( I think) M1038A1 at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, this past January.

I was told it was left there following a visit by George Bush, though, i'm not sure.

It is primarily used as a tug and transport around the airport.

Interesting features:
Factory installed CTIS (military)
AM General Brush Guard
Factory wheel carrier
Deep water fording kit (must of lost intake cover, exhaust is off, something about it)
Tow points on winch bar
Original engine died, 6.2 from civilian pickup installed
original CARC paint painted over but kind of authentic....
Tropical soft top kit with fly windows, for when windows unzipped, and bigger rear curtain opening. this I would love

I was trying to organise buying it and sending it home, though it's utility was worth more to them than my offer, which was quite fair, shame, but still, very cool seeing one being used for work.

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And the backup in case the Humvee breaks down:

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Re: M1038A1 tug at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, BA, Argentina

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:00 pm
by dilvoy
Great reutilization for the Humvee!

Re: M1038A1 tug at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, BA, Argentina

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:57 am
by humveedownunder
yea, they were using it every day, pushing planes and moving luggage and people all around. Pretty cool. The first day we were there, the doors were all but closed, and I see this this thing whiz by in a blur. I said "you've got be be f%#king joking!" and sure enough, my favourite car in the world, right out the front. Man, it was random. All the things I really love rolled into one, with 50 degree C days an 100% humidity. Loved it.

Re: M1038A1 tug at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, BA, Argentina

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:11 pm
by RedArrow2016
Well that is a great use for this vehicle it is nice to seeing it be used for this and it better then it being in a scrap yard!

Re: M1038A1 tug at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, BA, Argentina

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:43 pm
by 86humv
Snorkle cap is kind of funny.