(3) Arming procedure for internal hand launch
will be propelled away from operator into programmed
from fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft.
(e) Extend 7-inch lanyard over edge of
flare and tape between disconnect and flare edge (fig.
Assure that lanyard does not foul.
(f) Remove key ring (with 27-inch
Pull of 12 pounds on lanyard will
fire ejection delay plunger with
Retain key ring and lanyard. Be careful not to exert pull
ejection fuze set on SAFE. This
on lanyard during removal.
will make the flare nonfunctional.
(g) Remove tape holding 7-inch lanyard
to case and discard.
If ejection fuze is not set on SAFE,
(h) Set ejection fuze on Mods 1, 2, 2A
a pull on lanyard will cause
and 3 as follows:
ejection of contents and propel
flare case away, creating missile
Setting fuze between 5-second
intervals will result in duds.
Hissing sound may be heard
If ignition fuze is not set on SAFE,
when depressing fuze dial for first
fire hazard is created.
time. This release of gas pressure
trapped in flare presents no
(a) Tape safety lanyard package to
hazard. However, distinct metallic
click followed by hissing and
Assure that end of safety lanyard with loop fastener and
smell similar to rotten eggs,
disconnect points toward fuze end of flare.
indicates fuze has been activated.
Have personnel clear arming area
for at least 5 minutes or until flare
has burned out completely.
Do not use 5-second setting on
Mods 1 and 2 as there is a dud
problem at this setting.
1. Remove thumbscrew (using pliers,
if necessary) from fuze setting dials.
thumbscrew for reuse if flare is not expended.
2. Place fuze wrench between raised
finger grips on ejection fuze setting (yellow) dial (fig. 3-
8), depress dial, turn clockwise to desired setting, and
release. Setting may vary from 5 to 30 seconds but in
5-second intervals only, as marked on dial.
3. Assure that dial is locked in set
position by attempting to move dial without depressing
it. Take care not to exert pull on lanyard by fouling it
with fuze wrench during operation.
4. Assure that dial has returned to
uppermost position by placing screwdriver under dial
and prying up gently.
Figure 3-12. Attachment of safety lanyard to flare
(i) Set ejection fuze on Mod 4 as follows:
1. Loosen thumbscrew in larger, outer
dial by backing off counterclockwise two turns.
(b) Remove weather cap and desiccant
2. Turn dial to desired setting. (It is
bag. Set weather cap aside for later use. Retain
not necessary to depress dial.)
desiccant bag, in dry, sealed container, for reuse if flare
3. Tighten thumbscrew by turning
is not expended.
(c) Assure that ejection and ignition
fuzes are set on SAFE.
(d) Position flare in arming trough (fig.
3-13), so that, if inadvertently functioned, candle