Figure 4-3. Truck, ambulance, 4x4, armored, M997.
When litter casualties are being transported, remove the litter rail extensions
from the storage compartments and use them to assist in loading the litters
into the berths and unloading litters (figure 4-2). Details on how to prepare,
use, and store the litter rail extensions are given in Field Manual 8-10-6,
Medical Evacuation in a Theater of Operations. Splint sets are stored in the
cargo net compartments.
a. Four-Litter Load. When four litter casualties are to be transported, load the
casualties in the following order.
Upper right berth (least seriously injured casualty).
Lower right berth.
Upper left berth.
Lower left berth (most seriously injured casualty).
b. Mixed Load. When a mixed load is to be transported, load the casualties in
the following order.
Upper right berth.
Lower right berth (more seriously injured litter casualty).
Ambulatory casualties seated on left side.
c. Ambulatory Load. If the ambulance is configured for litters, fold the upper
litter racks to their backrest position. Then load the ambulatory casualties on the right
and left seats.