The TIS is a modular, buildable system capable of transporting up to three litter patients
or four ambulatory patients in each module.
howitzer, 26 combat troops, or 24 medical litter patients
. In practical terms, any of these loads was more than it could carry very far.
HMMWVs serve as cargo/troop carriers, automatic weapons platforms, ambulances (four litter patients
or eight ambulatory patients), M220 TOW missile carriers, M119 howitzer prime movers, M1097 Avenger Pedestal Mounted Stinger platforms, MRQ-12 direct air support vehicles, S250 shelter carriers, and other roles.
(1) Between World Wars I and II, in 1920, 4 airplanes were modified to carry 2 litter patients
and an attendant, and were used along the Mexican border.
The interior arrangement of the cabin can readily accommodate cargo, passengers and litter patients
. Priority cargo such as jet engines can be transported from shore to ship in a matter of hours.
* Members of the 452nd Combat Support Hospital practice removing "injured" litter patients
from a UH-1V helicopter during the mass-casualty exercise during extended combat training at Fort McCoy.
It is capable of evacuating four litter patients
or eight ambulatory patients at a time.
The Squadron was equipped with DC-3 Dakotas specially equipped to carry 16 litter patients
complete with oxygen.
It was then flown to Greenville, TX where Raytheon Corporation, an Air Force contractor, installed specialized medical ship-sets to include a liquid oxygen system that supplied all litter patients
For medical evacuations, it can carry up to 74 litter patients
After developing a method to quickly accomplish the mission, we developed a method to decontaminate litter patients
. Litter patients
require special treatment.