Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIEL
WARNING Wear protective eye shields and gloves
Flares will be handled by trained, experienced personnel
during this procedure (see TM 9-1300-206).
Flares are capable of withstanding normal
handling but, like other pyrotechnic items, should not be
(1) To open wooden containers, cut metal straps and pry
subjected to excessively rough treatment.
lid from box.
(2) To open plastic containers, cut tape along seams,
a. Inspect shipping containers for the following:
being careful not to damage container. Do not use tools
or attempt to pry lid open. Lid should lift off easily.
(1) Signs of excessive damage or rough
(3) Remove flare and set container aside for reuse.
(2) Signs of excessive moisture.
b. Return excessively damaged containers to
(1) Replace flare in container.
depot without unpacking.
(2) Secure lid of wooden container by nailing. Replace
c. Set aside excessively moist containers for
lid of plastic container and tape along seam.
thorough inspection of contents after unpacking.
(3) Mark container to indicate that contents will be
4-3. Unpacking and Packing
issued prior to materiel not previously unpacked.
Section II. MAINTENANCE
and odor similar to rotten eggs indicates fuze has been
activated. In' such case, have personnel clear arming
The following procedures will be performed subsequent
area for at least 5 minutes or until flare has burned out
to unpacking. They provide operator and organizational
instructions for maintenance of Flare, Aircraft:
Parachute, Mk24, all mods.
a. Inspect flares as follows:
a. Assure that lanyard does not foul. Pull of only
12 pounds will fire ejection delay plunger with ejection
Mods 1 and 2 do not have safety
fuze set on SAFE, making flare nonfunctional.
pins and a pull of only 12 pounds
on the lanyard can initiate the
b. If ejection fuze is not set on SAFE, pulling
lanyard will eject contents and propel flare case away,
creating missile hazard. If ignition fuze is not set on
SAFE, fire hazard is created.
(1) Check for leakage of powder around
end cap. If powder is found, contact EOD personnel to
c. A distinct metallic click, followed by hissing
dispose of flare.
(2) Remove weather cap carefully and
inspect for droplets of moisture in dial area, obvious