Parachute aircraft flares Mk24, all
This chapter covers the physical characteristics,
models, are restricted to combat
functioning and operation of Aircraft Parachute Flare
emergency use only for internal
Mk24, Mods 1, 2, 2A, 3, and 4. Flares Mk24 are
hand launch from rotary and fixed
wing aircraft. Restriction does
candlepower range for an average of 21/2 to 3 minutes.
not apply to external cartridge
Flares may be externally launched from wing racks on
fixed-wing aircraft or hand launched by means of a
static line from the interior of fixed-wing or rotary-wing
aircraft. A 40-foot safety lanyard, assembled to the
flare, is used in conjunction with the static line
parachute-supported pyrotechnic devices. The major
components common to all models, and the significant
variations between models are described below.
Figure 3-1. Aircraft parachute flare Mk24, mod 1.