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Talon II Tactical Stretcher

Updated on December 11, 2012


The Talon II tactical stretcher is the most up to date stretcher our military uses. Weighing only 15 lbs. it folds into 4 equal sized sections for easy storing. Because it can be broken down so small it can be thrown in a vehicle without taking up much needed space or tossed in a backpack to take on patrols without getting in the way. The Talon II comes with 2 straps built in to secure the patient to the stretcher so during times of quick maneuver and stress they will not fall off. The max payload of the Talon II is 1200lbs, which is far more than even the heaviest soldier or marine with all their gear weighs. The fabric used in the stretcher is a slip-resistant, chemical-resistant rip-stop fabric so it can withstand most anything and will stay serviceable throughout many uses.

My Personal Review

I personally have used this stretcher many times in training and in real life. I have also used many different other kinds of stretcher that the military has and none seem to do the job quite as well as the talon II. It is light weight and very sturdy and stable so we would have no problem putting someone on it with their full combat load on it. We also used them a lot for carrying ammo and supplies around and never once have I ripped or broken one. This is just a very durable piece of equipment that is beneficial to today’s military.

Problems with the Talon II

The only real problem I see with the Talon II is that it costs upwards of $600. That is quite a bit to spend for something that you can makeshift out of anything. But then again you pay for what you get and what you get is the best and most advanced combat stretcher on the market..


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      Chris 4 years ago from middletown, ct

      What area are you haveing trouble with unfolding or getting the braces to lock into position. If it is the braces, place it on the ground and use your leg to push the brace into position while rotating the handles outword. They can sometimes be a pain to get locked out but it is because once they are in place then need to remain really tight to keep it from collapsing with a person on it. Hope it helps.

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      fahad 4 years ago

      i am having problem opening it can u guide me how to use it