Chief asset: the Citroen hydropneumatic suspension,
which neutralizes running vibrations at any speed and maintains the
patient or casualty as it were on air cushions over the road.
Its road-holding qualities, its servo-return
power-assisted steering, its unfailing assisted braking will, in any
weather, permit the high average speed sometimes necessary in an
Such is the CX ambulance. Derived from the CX Estate and
fitted out by Heuliez, it complies with the standards of the French
Ministry of Health. It will transport the driver and his assistant, the
reclining patient, plus one or two accompanying persons.
The standard complementary fittings include: I2-volt
socket (150 W max.) on the forward bracket, flashing emergency light,
radio-telephone earth strap and coaxial cable built into roof,
emergency horn (sounding A-C-A), road horn, electrically operated
windows in forward doors, radio equipment, H4 headlamps, etc.
The partition between cab and patient compartment is so
designed that it allows the driverís seat to slide front to rear and to
be adjusted for height, and its back to recline.
The patientís compartment
This compartment is fitted with: a partition (sliding
windows) between the driverís cab and the patient, a roller blind
behind the driver," storage chest, cadmium-plated rail-path and guide
for the stretcher, floor covering of washable tapiflex, independent
heating by water circulation with hot-air blower, two-part tailgate,
the lower acting as a shelf for greater stretcher manoeuvrability.
Two seats, one facing and the other with its back to the
road, both adjustable in depth and fitted with reclining backs, racks
for two oxygen cylinders, 12 V (150 W max.) socket on desk, alarm bell
to driver, extractor fan in roof, rail on roof to suspend drip infusion
Two engines, two gearboxes
The ambulances can be fitted either with the 2 400
petrol engine developing 115 HP DIN at 5 500 rpm, or with the 2 500
Diesel (75 HP DIN at 4 250 rpm).
A 5-speed gearbox is optional on this case.