Figure 3-5. Poleless, semirigid litter.
(3) Four loops through which two poles can be inserted to convert the litter
into a more rigid litter.
A headpiece to support the casualty's head.
Seven straps to secure the casualty to the litter.
b. Dimensions. The litter bed is about 72 inches by 22 inches. Its overall width
is about 42 inches, but is about normal width when the flaps are folded over the
casualty to keep him secure. The litter weights almost 19 pounds.
POLELESS, NONRIGID LITTER
The poleless, nonrigid litter (figure 3-6) is the most versatile litter available for
use in the field since it can be folded and carried by the combat medic. The litter is
designed to accommodate litter poles, thereby becoming a rigid litter that can be used
in evacuation vehicles.
a. Components. The poleless, nonrigid litter consists of:
Nylon bed, which can be rolled up and carried.
(2) Six carrying loops, three on each side, which can be grasped by the
litter squad when performing a litter carry.