d. Air Ambulance Cargo Features .
(3) After patients have been strapped to the
ambulance version is equipped for three litters and has
litters, load them in the following sequence:
three seat positions. Two litters are to be placed one
above the other, on the right aft side of the cabin, and
(a) Top right side.
one litter on the left side of the cabin. One three-man
bench seat is provided at the forward right side of the
(b) Bottom right side.
compartment for ambulatory patients or medical
(c) Left side.
6-15. Personnel Loading and Unloading.
(4) Confer with medical attendants to
determine maximum altitude patients can endure (unless
a. Troop Seat Installation. The center facing bench
respirators are to be used).
seats are fastened to the sidewall and to the inboard
seat rail. See chapter 2 for a description of seat
(5) Inform medical attendants of any expected
weather hazards (turbulence, etc.).
b. Cabin Safety Belts and Harnesses . The troop
(6) Complete normal pre-flight briefing for
transport and air ambulance versions are not equipped
with cabin occupant restraints other than those built into
the litters. The staff transport versions are equipped with
6-16. Personnel Load Computation.
lap belts attached to the seat tracks.
When aircraft are operated at critical gross weights,
c. Comfort and Emergency Provisions . The entire
the exact weight of each individual occupant plus
cabin is padded and there are air vents, lights, and
equipment should be used. If weighing facilities are not
oxygen outlets in the ceiling. A relief tube is located just
available, or if the tactical situation dictates otherwise,
aft of the main entrance door. A fire extinguisher is
loads shall be computed as follows:
located under the copilot's seat. For description and
d. Litters . The air ambulance version is readied by
removing or folding all troop bench seats, except one
b. Combat Equipped Paratroopers: 260 lb. per
three-man seat unit for medical attendants, and installing
one single litter bed and one double-deck litter bed unit
(3 litters) in the cabin. The following procedure is
c. Crew and Passengers with no Equipment:
recommended for loading litter patients in the Air
complete weight according to each individual's estimate.
(1) Confirm the presence of installation plates
for each litter bracket required (each litter requires two
Personnel loading configurations
plates and two brackets).
other than those shown in the
(2) Confirm the
shall be computed using Cargo
straps and litter brackets.