Flare is now ready for loading in
interior of helicopter.
Crewmen engaged in hand launch
operations will wear harness and be
secured to aircraft by safety line.
Do not connect snaphook to yellow-
tagged key ring until just before
(1) For emergency use, stow spare static
lines XM164 on board the helicopter.
(2) Secure flares adequately to prevent
movement during flight.
(3) Attach static line XM164 to cargo tiedown
(4) Launch flares as follows:
(a) Remove tape securing lanyard to
case and uncoil lanyard. Stick tape to side of case.
(b) Attach free end of static line XM164
to swivel eye of lanyard (A, fig. 23).
Exercise extreme caution to avoid
pulling safety clip during next step.
If safety clip is pulled, toss flare from
(c) Remove plastic cap. Attach swivel
snaphook to yellow-tagged key ring (B, fig. 23), holding
ring firmly and pressing down on ring with snaphook.
Flares which hit skid of helicopter
may fail to function.
(d) Throw flare from helicopter (fig. 24),
base end first, assuring that flare clears helicopter.
If flare does not separate from static
Figure 2-3. Preparing fuze for launch.
line XM164, do not attempt to pull
flare back into helicopter. Detach
will be returned to their original condition as follows:
static line from tiedown ring and let
(1) Remove plastic cap.
both items fall away.
(2) Assure that safety clip is present in each
(e) Retrieve static line and discard
lanyard. Retain static line for future use.
c. Prepared for Use but Not Launched. Flares
which were prepared for use but not launched