(b) Assure that ejection and ignition fuzes are set
Be sure lanyard does not foul.
Pull of only 12 pounds on lanyard
(c) Position flare in arming trough as indicated in
will fire ejection delay plunger
with ejection fuze set on SAFE.
(d) Extend 27-inch lanyard over edge of flare and
nonfunctional. If ejection fuze is
not set on SAFE, pull on lanyard
will cause ejection of contents
(e) Set ejection fuze on Mods 1, 2, 2A and 3 as
and propel flare case away,
creating missile hazard. If ignition
fuze is not set on SAFE, fire
hazard is created.
Hissing sound may be heard
when fuze dial is depressed first
time. This releases gas pressure
The safety lanyard shown in
trapped in flare and presents no
hazard. A distinct metallic click,
arming procedure for external
however, followed by hissing and
launch from fixed-wing aircraft.
odor similar to rotten eggs
indicates fuze has been activated.
(a) Remove weather cap and desiccant bag. Set
In such case, have personnel
weather cap aside for reuse. Retain desiccant bag in
clear area for at least five minutes,
dry, sealed container in case flare is not expended.
or until flare has burned out
Figure 3-7. Lanyard taped to outer case.