HMMWV Ambulances

The general purpose HMMWV is used as an ambulance in addition to all the other tactical roles it performs. Two models of HMMWV ambulance, a soft-top and a hard-body version, have been standardized.

M997A1 hard body ambulance crosses a Medium Girder Bridge during training at OP-5, Camp Lejeune, NC, 11 February 1997
M997A1 hard body ambulance crosses a Medium Girder Bridge during training at OP-5, Camp Lejeune, NC, 11 February 1997.

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HMMWV Ambulances: M997 and M1035

Two models of the HMMWV with a specially built ambulance body have been fielded:

  • M997 Truck, Ambulance, 4-Litter, Armored, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4 (called maxi-ambulance)
  • M1035 Truck, Ambulance, 2-Litter, Soft Top, 1-1/4 Ton, 4x4

The M1035 is a low-back, soft-top, two-litter ambulance, and the M997 is a high-back, hard side, four-litter ambulance. The Ml035 can carry two litter or three ambulatory patients. The M997 can carry four litter or eight ambulatory patients. These vehicles provide mobility for emergency situations and provide a quick link between battlefield casualties and emergency services not available on the front lines of battle.

See also HMMWV photo page and All About the HMMWV.

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HMMWV Ambulance Photo Gallery

M997 HMMWV Ambulance of the 407th Ambulance Company, 369th Combat Support Hospital, 65th Regional Support Command, Puerto Rico, at Crabbs Peninsula, Antigua, during Field Training Exercise Tradewinds 2002, 9 April 2002.
M997 HMMWV Ambulance of the 407th Ambulance Company, 369th Combat Support Hospital, 65th Regional Support Command, Puerto Rico, at Crabbs Peninsula, Antigua, during Field Training Exercise Tradewinds 2002, 9 April 2002.

M997 HMMWV Ambulance and personnel of 273rd Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS 273), Al Asad Air Base. Operation Iraqi Freedom, 8 May 2004.
M997 HMMWV Ambulance and personnel of 273rd Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS 273), Al Asad Air Base. Operation Iraqi Freedom, 8 May 2004.

USMC M997 HMMWV Ambulance and UH-60 Black Hawk medivac an injured Marine outside Camp Ripper, Kuwait, Operation Enduring Freedom, 24 February 2003.
USMC M997 HMMWV Ambulance and UH-60 Black Hawk medivac an injured Marine outside Camp Ripper, Kuwait, Operation Enduring Freedom, 24 February 2003.

HMMWV M-997 Ambulance
Soldiers of First Infantry Division, 12th Chemical Company, wash an M997 HMMWV Ambulance during decontamination exercise, Lukavac, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Operation Joint Guard, 27 June 1997.

HMMWV M-997 Ambulance
Army medics load simulated casualty on M997 HMMWV Ambulance, Camp Dobol, near Ridosici, Bosnia-Herzegovina, during Operation Joint Endeavor, 17 January 1997.

HMMWV M-997 Ambulance
M1035 (left) and M997 (right) Ambulances meet in northern Saudi Arabia prior to the start of the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm, 1 February 1991.

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