Here is the back hatch opened. It can be removed completely for oversized cargo.
Top view with the hatch open, with some details of the cab being seen (note the rollbar).
The open engine compartment.
Top view of the engine detail.
The front brush guard must be removed to allow the hood to be opened.
The side blast windows fold down...
The 40mm pulse cannons...
The door are layer with reactive armor to protect the crew.
With the door open...
Back view, with tow chain and hitches.
Hans' driving has a tendancy to make Dave just a little nervous..
The "Humus" is a multipurpose, rugged terrain vehicle. Its primary function is to deliver light infantry supplies to the front lines from FOBs. Being more heavily armored than standard trucks, the Humus is capable of being converted to a fire support role, typically being armed with four turret mounted 40mm pulse cannons. The pulse cannon, being a newly developed technology, has been received with mix reviews regarding its effectiveness against enemy light armor. Regardless, as this truck is equipped with a turbo-charged V-8, synthetic diesel, high-output engine, rugged suspension, and oversized tires, little can stand in its way in the form of terrain or low walls, making it immensely popular with the troops.
Thanks to Andrew Sommers for the suspension design and inspiration. And a special thanks to the guys at Bricks and Minifigs in Battle Ground, WA, who provided quite a few of the bricks for this build (especially the tires).