Section II. NONMEDICAL MILITARY VEHICLES
If ambulances are not available, nonmedical vehicles can be used to evacuate
casualties. Many of the vehicles available to combat unit can be used to evacuate
casualties with little or no change. Some of these vehicles and their capacities are
discussed in the following paragraphs.
M880/M890/M1008 CARGO TRUCK
M880, M890, and M1008 cargo trucks (figure 4-7) are lightweight vehicles used
to transport personnel or light general cargo. They can easily be adapted for use as
carriers to evacuate up to five litter casualties each.
Figure 4-7. Truck, cargo, 1 1/4-ton, 4x4/4x2, M880/M890/M1008, with five litters.
a. Prepare Vehicle for Use. Prepare the vehicle for evacuating litter casualties
in the following manner.
(1) Fold the fabric cover and metal bows forward (toward the truck cab) as
an assembly and secure the assembly to the front bow.
Lower the tailgate.
Lower the seats and lock them in place.