The 495-L has the same features and specifications as the 495 with the exception of the bail system that has a modified lift point which reduces the clearance required to bring the basket into the door of the helicopter.
The McCauley Collapsible Rescue Basket combines the compact storage capabilities of rescue nets with the ruggedness, rigidity, and safety of solid frame rescue baskets. The collapsible design reduces storage volume by 55% when compared to our Compact Rescue Basket (#499). This design is ideal for smaller helicopters where cabin space is at a premium.
A new tubular hinge design greatly reduces maintenance. Frame members are constructed of tubular stainless steel with flexible net sides of 1/2? nylon webbing. All components are non-corrosive and require minimal maintenance for extended service life. A semi-rigid plastic mesh liner with 1? openings encloses the bottom. Inherent flotation provides positive self-righting and reserve buoyancy. Float covers are printed with safety pictorials and have high-intensity retroreflective markings. A heavy-duty stowage case constructed of 1050 denier ballistics nylon and tie-strap are included with the basket.
***The Department of the United States Army has approved the Lifesaving Systems Rescue Basket per the Airworthiness Release (AWR) for Rescue Hoist Equipment on UH/HH-60 Helicopters (AWR 980).