The Medevac II series is the most widely used helicopter rescue litter. 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. 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 lightweight Titanium Medevac IIA model shares the same design as the stainless steel models but is fabricated from aerospace ASTM Grade 9 (TI-3AL-2.5V) titanium tubing and components. The use of titanium provides a 40% reduction in frame weight, increased mechanical strength properties, and improved corrosion resistance compared to standard steel and stainless steel litter. The weight reduction is a significant benefit to aircraft operators, providing an increased available payload for additional equipment and/or reduced fuel consumption.
Ergonomically, the lighter litter results in significantly easier transport and handling by rescue personnel, making the titanium models ideal for remote areas and mountain rescue operations. Covers for flotation components are international orange and are available in black by special order. Both the Medevac II & IIA litters are offered with polished Type 304 Stainless Steel and the IIA model is available with lightweight Titanium frames. Included with each litter are five (5) color-coded patient restraint straps with LSC’s exclusive, double-locking Quick Release Safety Buckles.