a. Prepare Vehicle for Use. Prepare the vehicle for evacuating litter casualties.
(1) Fold the fabric cover and metal bows forward as an assembly and
secure the assembly to the front bow.
Lower the tailgate.
b. Load Litters. Load litter casualties in the following manner. Secure each
litter to the vehicle as it is loaded into place.
(1) First litter. Load the first litter crosswise across the sideboards close to
the truck cab with the casualty's head behind the driver's seat.
(2) Second litter. Load the second litter crosswise across the sideboards
close to the first litter with the casualty's head next to first casualty's feet.
(3) Third litter. Load the third litter crosswise across the sideboards close to
the second litter with the casualty's head next to second casualty's feet.
Fourth litter. Load the fourth litter head first on the right side of the bed
of the truck.
Fifth litter. Load the fifth litter head first on the left side of the bed of the
c. Check Tailgate. Leave the tailgate open. Make sure the two tailgate chain
hooks are secure.
4-12. TWO AND ONE-HALF-TON AND FIVE-TON CARGO TRUCKS
The 2 1/2-ton (figure 4-10) cargo truck and the 5-ton cargo truck can be used to
transport up to 12 litter casualties each.
a. Prepare Vehicle for Use. The following instructions are used with the
M55A1 2 -ton, 6x6 cargo truck, but the same procedures generally apply to any other
2 -ton or 5-ton truck, including the family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) and light
medium tactical vehicle (LMTV).
Roll the canvas cover to the front of the truck and secure it in a roll to the
Remove the three center bows and secure them to the canvas.
Lower the seats and the tailgate.