Field Ambulance WW1 - 1914-18 - Wooden Model Kit

Field Ambulance WW1 - 1914-18 - Wooden Model Kit
Field Ambulance WW1 - 1914-18 - Wooden Model Kit
July 16, 2017

Modelers Central is excited to introduce Horse Drawn Models. They are the only manufacturer of wooden model Horse Drawn kits in Australia. The first kit in our Military History Series of horse-drawn vehicles is the wooden model kit of a WW1 Field Ambulance.

Modelers Central is excited to introduce Horse Drawn Models. They are the only manufacturer of wooden model Horse Drawn kits in Australia. The first kit in our Military History Series of horse-drawn vehicles is the wooden model kit of a WW1 Field Ambulance.

Our wooden model kit of the WW1 Field Ambulance 1914-18 is based on information drawn from the 'Royal Army Services Corps (R.A.S.C.) Training Manual for Animal Transport - Ambulance Wagons'. The ambulance was widely used by Australian, British and New Zealand regiments during the Gallipoli campaign and on the Western Front.

The construction of ambulances varies from that of other Military Service vehicles for the reasons that medical, as well as transport, requirements had to be considered. One of the essentials for an ambulance was the comfort of its passengers. For this reason, springs were absolutely necessary. The principal points for a good ambulance were: Stability and smooth running, efficient springs, sufficient accommodation for passengers, their kits and attendant, handiness in turning & a well-ventilated and closed body.

When it was at full strength a Field Ambulance Medical Unit was composed of 10 officers and 224 men. It was divided into three Sections. In turn, those Sections had Stretcher Bearer and Tented subsections. RAMC officers and men did not carry weapons or ammunition.

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