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 push-
button switch (fig. 4-2) placarded FLARE DIS-
PENSE, 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.
Control wheel mounted chaff dispense
switches. Two pushbutton switches placarded
CHAFF DISP, one located on top left portion of the
pilots control wheel and the other located on the
top right portion of the copilots control wheel, acti-
vates the chaff dispensing system when pressed.
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.
(7.) Dispenser control panel (DCP). The
flare dispenser control panel (fig. 4-3) is mounted in
the control pedestal. Control functions are as fol-
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 payload module.
(b.) FLARE counter setting knob.
Facilitates setting FLARE counter to the number of
flares in the payload module before flight.
(c.) FLARE counter. Indicates the
number of flares remaining in the dispenser payload
(d.) 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 elec-
tronic module and the wing safety switch. Clockwise
rotation will dim the indicator light.
(e.) CHAFF counter. Indicates the
number of chaffs remaining in the payload module.
(f) CHAFF counter setting knob.
Facilitates setting CHAFF counter to the number of
chaffs in the payload module before flight.
SWITCH. Selects manual or programmed chaff dis-
Figure 4-2. Flare Dispense Switch