The Medevac II series is the most widely used helicopter rescue litter worldwide including Japan Self Defense Force, Canada Department of National Defense, Royal Australian Army, all branches of the US Military, and is standard equipment aboard all US Coast Guard helicopters and rescue boats. The Medevac II is a modern Stokes-type litter constructed for long life in the marine environment and is available in two models; a rigid frame (Medevac II) or a break-apart frame (Medevac IIA).
The Break-Apart model occupies approximately half the stowage space of rigid litters. Screw-couplers with self-aligning pins secure the top tubes firmly together, and the lower skid tubes attach with hook and pin-type fittings permitting quick assembly. Both top tube and skid couplers are cast or machined from solid stainless steel. This coupler system is the strongest in use on any stretcher today. When assembled, the Medevac IIA Break-Apart is as robust as the rigid Medevac II, proof load tested to 2,600 lbs with no yield. The tubular components have a wall thickness that is 30% greater than that used on other MIL-SPEC & commercial litters for extended service life and durability. Included with each litter are five (5) color-coded patient restraint straps with LSC’s exclusive double locking Quick Release Safety Buckles.
***The Department of the United States Army has approved this product per the Airworthiness Release (AWR) for Rescue Hoist Equipment on UH/HH-60 Helicopters (AWR 980).
Listed on AWR980 by the U.S. Army.