(7) Continue to load and secure the casualties using the same general
procedures until the upper and middle pans have been filled.
(8) After both top litter pans and both middle litter pans have been filled,
rotate the litter support unit 90o counterclockwise and lock the unit into the in-flight
position. (These actions are normally performed by the helicopter flight crew.)
(9) Install the restraint assembly and tube assembly modification kits on
each side of the litter support. (The pedestal cannot rotate with these kits in place.)
(10) Load the two remaining litters between the restraints with the casualties'
head toward the front of the helicopter.
(11) Secure the last two litters to the helicopter. (This action is normally
performed by the flight crew.)
(12) Close the cargo doors. (This action is normally performed by the
helicopter flight crew.)
c. Mixed Load. If only two or three litter casualties are to be evacuated, load
one side using the procedures given in paragraph a or b above, as appropriate.
Remove the upper litter pan on the side not used to hold litters and reposition it just
above the bottom pan on the same side. Three ambulatory casualties can sit on the
litter support unit and a fourth ambulatory casualty can sit on a troop seat. Secure the
ambulatory casualties with straps. Once all litter and ambulatory casualties have been
loaded and secured, close and secure the cargo doors.
UH-1H/V IROQUOIS AIR AMBULANCE
The Iroquois utility helicopter (figure 5-4), also called the Huey, is an older type of
air ambulance. The Iroquois air ambulance can transport six litter casualties (three on
each side) or nine ambulatory casualties or a mixed load of three litter casualties
(placed crosswise at rear) and four ambulatory casualties (two on each side).
Figure 5-4. UH-1H/V Iroquois.