Figure 1-5. Dispenser assembly of flare dispenser XM19- snout retracted.
floor of helicopters (UH-1B, UH-1C, UH-1D, and UH-1H.
A cylinder containing nitrogen gas under pressure of
(1) Using Flare Dispenser XM19 to Launch
2,500 psi supplies the power for jettison. A safety valve
Parachute Aircraft Flare Mk 45 Mod 0 with Adapter.
is used to prevent inadvertent jettison action. Two
When the dispenser is loaded with flares (fig. 1-9), the
interlocks secure the dispenser assembly to the track
pull cable assembly is held by the overhead track, while
plate. A piston, with the forward end painted red,
the full weight of the flare rests on the base tray. To
provides jettison action. A hole in the piston tube
launch the flare, the body of the flare is pushed along
permits inspection for the piston.
the base tray toward the extended snout, while the pull
cable assembly slides along the overhead track. The
hand-operated firing device which is mounted on the
flare is tripped at the end of the base tray, and the pull
instrument panel. A safety switch precludes accidental
cable assembly slides down the snout until it
jettison of the dispenser. A bail provides a positive
simultaneously pulls the flare away from the trip and the
mechanical lock to prevent inadvertent depression of
pull cable assembly engages the cam. The weight of
the firing device handle. A cable is provided to connect
the flare against the cam separates the pull cable
the firing panel to the nitrogen cylinder.
assembly from the flare, arming the flare.
(5) Test set for XM19 is needed for electrical
(6) Snap-on fittings and nuts are used to
attach the track plate to the helicopter floor.