Four-Litter Ambulance (M997, M997A1, and M997A2) Equipment.
ITEM AND FUNCTION
Four-litter ambulance provides transport for up to eight ambulatory
patients or four litter patients and two attendants. The ambulance has
armor protection, self-contained heating, air-conditioning, and collective
NBC protection for crew and patients.
Heater exhaust pipe vents exhaust gases from ambulance heater.
Air-conditioner condenser exhaust louver vents exhaust heat from air-
Air-conditioner intake louver provides air intake for air-conditioner.
Antenna base mount provides support for AS-1729/VRC antenna.
Red cross placards are at six locations on the ambulance; one each on the
rear doors, sides, front, and top of ambulance body.
Rear doors (two each) provide access into the ambulance for patients and
crew. The right rear door must be opened first, and closed last, when
entering or leaving the vehicle. Ensure that doors are securely closed and
latched before placing the vehicle in motion.
Spreader Bar Tiedowns (two each) are used during transport operations.
Placard retaining clips (twelve each) hold the red cross placards in open
position, or folded when the vehicle is used for non-ambulance operations.
Door holder receptacles (two each) engage the door holders and secure the
rear doors in the fully open position.
Side stowage doors (two each) provide access to stowage areas on the left
and right sides of the vehicle.
Stowage compartment latches (four each) secure the side stowage doors in
the closed position.
Lifting shackles (located at front and rear of vehicle) are used to tie down
the vehicle during transport operations.
Backup light assembly (two each) provides warning to personnel standing
at the rear of the vehicle and light for vehicle operator when backing up
Trailer receptacle provides electrical power to towed equipment.
Rear step assembly lowers and folds out to provide easy access to ambulance
interior. Step assembly must be in stowed position before closing rear doors
in preparation for movement.
Litter stowage compartment provides stowage for litters and litter rail
Stowage compartment latch secures litter stowage compartment cover in
Door holders (two each) engage receptacles on side of ambulance body to
secure rear doors in open position.
Rear door handles (two each) are turned to the horizontal position to
unlatch rear doors and to the vertical position to latch rear doors. Ensure
that doors are closed and handles are securely latched before placing
vehicle in motion.