|The German army has reinforced its medical evacuation capability in Afghanistan. Four Yak ambulances have been airlifted to join the two already equipping the German medevac company at Camp Marmal in northern Afghanistan.
In appearance, the Yaks look like the Duros they replace, with the addition of storage containers and elevated driver's cabins with more headroom. The steering, transmission and suspension have been modified and the occupants enjoy greater side and floor protection from bullets and mines. The Yaks are also reported to be easier for their drivers to handle when they drive cross-country.
Like the Duro, the Yak has medical equipment allowing the same standard of treatment as civilian ambulances in Germany.
Posted by Nicholas Fiorenza at 8/13/2009 6:40 AM CDT