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THE AIRBORNE OPERATING TABLE
The following photos show the operating table which was designed for the Airborne Medical Sevices. Made by the "Tor Equipment Co. Ltd.", it was a heavy and difficult bit of kit to assemble, which often resulted in trapped fingers! In reality on operations the Airborne Medical Services often prefered to use the standard Airborne stretcher, mounted on a set of trestles, as a make-shift operating table.
Above: The Airborne Operating Table.
Above: The Operating Table folded ready for transit.
Above: Details of the head end of the table.
Above: Details of the foot end of the table.
Above: Manufacturers label.
Above: Patent label.
Above: War Department markings.
Above: The two photos above show the instructions for the Operating Table.
Above: The Airborne Stretcher used as a make-shift operating table.