The Use of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet in Evacuation of Battlefield Casualties - An Evaluation.
Final rept. Apr-Dec 83,
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In an attempt to bring some relief to the strategic military aeromedical evacuation system, the suggestion has been made that aircraft belonging to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet CRAF could be used. The potential for utilization of the CRAF for medevac is excellent, due to the size and composition of the fleet. With 323 airplanes in the long-range international part of the CRAF, all of the wartime troop deployment and medevac demands could be met, and the ability of the strategic airlift system to handle large and oversized cargo would thus be increased. In this study, the call-up of the CRAF for aeromedical evacuation was prioritized, a two-litter stanchion system was designed for the CRAF andor Military Airlift Command aircraft, and necessary equipment was identified for a carry-on palletized system vs. an expensive aircraft modification system. Keywords Airevac casualties evacuated in war evacuation of wounded litters for wounded in CRAF medevac and military airlift of wounded.
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