(3) Just before landing, rotate bail back
(9) Stow spare static lines XM164 on board
helicopter for possible use if dispenser becomes
inoperable during mission.
Prior to takeoff, assure that seal on
broken (i.e., valve pin is not
cannot be jettisoned.
operations will wear harness and be
secured to helicopter by safety line.
(1) Immediately after takeoff, prepare for
possibility of jettisoning dispenser assembly by rotating
bail out from under handle of firing device and turning
safety valve handle to ARM position.
Dispense flares singly to prevent
jamming in snout and possible
Figure 2-11. Removing safety pin.
functioning in helicopter.
under handle of firing device and turn safety valve
handle to SAFE position.
When not dispensing flares, close
c. Prepared for Use but Not Launched.
dispensing gate to prevent loss of
flares in flight.
(1) Lock dispensing gate to retain flares not
used on mission.
(2) Launch flares as follows:
(2) Just before landing, rotate bail back under
(a) Remove safety pin from fuze (fig. 2-
handle of firing device and turn safety valve handle to
11) and retain for reinsertion if flare is not launched.
(b) Unlock dispensing gate.
(3) After landing, remove loading gate.
(c) Move flare into position by pushing
(4) Assure that a safety pin is present in each
along base tray until it reaches dispensing gate.
(d) Push fuze end of flare in direction of
(5) Remove flares from dispenser assembly
cam (fig. 2-12) so that upon release, pull cable slides
and turn ejection dial indicator counterclockwise to
down snout and base of flare is pulled free of the trip.
SAFE position. Examine flares for damage. Contact
authorized disposal personnel for disposal of damaged
If safety pin has been left in
(6) Repack serviceable flares in containers.
inadvertently, the base of flare will
Replace tape on containers. Use repacked flares first in
pass the trip, but will hang from end
of snout without dropping. Flare can
(7) Replace loading gate.
be released by kicking flare near
base end in a direction away from