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The Modern AFV discussion group is hosted by Erik Gustavsson and covers the variety of AFVs used by all nations in the post WWII era.
- Joined: October 1st, 2004, 11:28 am
Not to be a nit picker, gents but that piece of equipment on the vehicle is not a spine board and is not supposed to be used for spinal immobilization (doesn't provide the necessary stability during movement). The item in the picture is a scoop stretcher, it separates along the long axis and is reconnected around the patient; the general use is for fractures of the neck of the femur/hip. Spine boards are just that, boards and can come in any color the customer specifies in a contract, although the military prefers green. I've worked in fire/EMS and military medicine since I was eighteen (back when those boards were actually 3/4" plywood and you could build them at the fire station...) so I've seen a lot of stuff come and go.
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