Military ambulances are trucks (or hearses) modified for the specialized function of transporting casualties to medical aid stations or long distance transportation. Tactical ambulances have all wheel drive with heavy drive train and suspension necessary to reach front line units where there may be no roads. Military ambulances may also be equipped with special lighting, litter racks, and other specialized equipment. They typically are specially marked with large red cross symbols and Medical Department insignia.
M997 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)
Ambulance during training exercise on Antigua, 21 April 2002.
Today in WW II: 22 Nov 1943 First Cairo Conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek [November 22-26].
Chart of Military Ambulances
In this chart of military ambulances, click on the photo link to go to the page of photos and information for the specific ambulance vehicle. See also Military Helicopters and Military Medicine.
Military Jeep Ambulances
Ambulances based on military jeeps
1941 Cadillac Ambulance
M-3 Halftrack Ambulance
WC-1 to WC-50
Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, Dodge WC series (G505) Family of half ton Dodge trucks produced in 1941-1942. Includes vehicles with pickup, panel, carryall, ambulance and command reconnaissance car body types.
WC-51 to WC-61 & WC-64
Truck, 3/4 ton, 4x4, Dodge WC series (G502) Family of 3/4 ton Dodge trucks produced in 1942-1945. Includes vehicles with pickup, panel, carryall, ambulance and command car body types.
Truck, Ambulance, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Dodge (G-741)
Variant of M-37
Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton, 4x4 "five-quarter" (G-890) by Kaiser Jeep.