chaff or flares when the safety pin is inserted. The safety pin
shall be removed only while the aircraft is in flight or during
test of the system.
Flare dispenser switch. A single pushbutton
switch placarded FLARE DISPENSE, located on the control
pedestal, will fire a flare from the dispenser payload module
each time it is pressed. If the FLARE DISPENSE switch is
held down, it will dispense a flare every 2.3 seconds.
switches. Two pushbutton switches placarded CHAFF DISP,
one located on top left portion of the pilot's control wheel and
the other located on the top right portion of the copilot's
control wheel, activates the chaff dispensing system when
Wing mounted safety switch. A wing
mounted safety switch (with safety pin and red flag) located
on top of the right wing, just aft of the nacelle, prevents the
firing of chaff or flares when the pin is inserted. This safety
pin shall be inserted while the aircraft is on the ground and
removed prior to flight or during system test.
Dispenser control panel (DCP).
dispenser control panel (fig. 4-2) is mounted in the control
pedestal. Control functions are as follows:
ARM-SAFE switch. When in the SAFE
position, power is removed from the M-130 system. When in
the ARM position, power is applied to the M-130 system.
ARM light. An amber press to test
indicator light placarded ARM illuminates when the ARM-
SAFE switch is in the ARM position, when the safety pins are
removed from the electronic module and the wing safety
switch. Clockwise rotation will dim the indicator light.
RIPPLE FIRE switch. A guarded
switch placarded RIPPLE FIRE fires all remaining flares
when moved to the up position. It is used in the event of an
inflight emergency to dispense all flares from the dispenser
FLARE counter. Indicates the number
of flares remaining in the dispenser payload module.
Facilitates setting FLARE counter to the number of flares in
the payload module before flight.
CHAFF counter. Indicates the number
of chaffs remaining in the payload module. CHAFF counter
setting knob facilitates setting CHAFF counter to the number
of chaffs in the payload module before flight.
Selects manual or programmed chaff dispense.
MAN. Bypasses the programmer and
fires one chaff each time one of the chaff dispense switches is
PGRM Chaff is fired in accordance
with the preset chaff program as set into the electronic
module (count and interval of bursts and salvo).
Ammunition for dispenser. Ammunition for
countermeasure flares M206, and impulse cartridges M796.
Countermeasure chaff M1. These units
consist of a plastic case 8 inches in length and 0.97 inches
square. The base of the chaff case is flanged to provide one-
way assembly into the dispenser payload module. The chaff
consists of aluminum coated fiberglass strands.
Countermeasure flare M206. These
units consist of an aluminum case 8 inches in length and 0.97
inches square. The base of the flare is flanged to provide one-
way assembly into the payload module. The flare material
consists of a magnesium and teflon composition. A
preformed packing is required in the base of the flare unit
prior to inserting the impulse cartridge.
cartridge fits into the base of either the flare or chaff and is
electrically initiated to eject flares or chaff from the dispenser
If aircraft is to be flown with flare
dispenser assembly removed, fairing should
be removed from fuselage.
General. At the present time surface to-air
intermediate range guided missiles that are launched against
the aircraft must be visually detected by the aircraft crew.
Crew members must