Have the rescuer lower himself to the ground.
(7) Have the rescuer support the casualty's legs and help you move the
casualty away from the tank to a safe area.
m. Open the loader's hatch from inside the tank and have a rescuer lock the
hatch in the open position.
n. Remove the loader.
(1) Grasp the casualty under the armpits from the front, lift, and push the
casualty through the loader's hatch. (An alternative is to join two pistol belts together
and position the front portion of the loop across the casualty's chest and under his
armpits. This allows a rescuer to grab the back of the loop and lift the casualty through
(2) Have the rescuer on the turret to help guide the casualty's head through
the hatch; then have him grasp the casualty from the rear under the armpits and pull the
casualty through the hatch (figure 6-2).
Figure 6-2. Lifting a casualty through a hatch on the turret.
(3) Move the loader off the tank and to a place of safety using the same
procedures as for the commander (step l).
o. Remove the gunner using the same general procedures as those used for the
loader. The gunner can be removed through either the commander's hatch or the