RIPPLE FIRE Switch
Chaff Counter Setting Knob
Flare Counter Setting Knob
MAN/PGRM Selector Switch
Flare Counter Indicator
RIPPLE FIRE Switch Cover
CHAFF Counter Indicator
Figure 4-3. Flare Dispenser Control Panel
Chaff. Upon receiving an alert from
the aircraft radar warning system, the pilot or copilot will
fire the chaff and initiate an evasive maneuver. The
number of burst/salvo and number of salvo/program and
their intervals is established by training doctrine and will
be set into the programmer prior to takeoff (refer to TM
programmer). If desired, the operator may override the
countermeasures manually by moving the dispenser
function selector switch to MANUAL and pressing the
(b) Firing responsibility. When the pilot or
copilot observes a missile launch or radar warning
indication, he fires flares or chaff as required and
assumes command of the dispenser system. He will
then advise the other pilot that a missile launch has
been observed or a radar warning signal has been
received, and announce that flares or chaff have been
4-4.SYSTEM DAILY PREFLIGHT/RE-ARM TEST.
The following test procedures shall be conducted prior to
the first flight of each day and prior to each re-arming of
the dispensers. The first dispenser tested shall be the
one used to dispense flares, the second shall be the one
used to dispense chaff. Notify AVUM if any improper
indications occur during the tests.
connected to dispenser assembly at
any time during the following test
On the flare dispenser assembly, ensure the C-
F selector switch is in the F (flare) position.
Obtain M-91 test set and ensure that TEST
SEQUENCE switch is in the START/HOME position.
Connect base plate of test set to breech of
dispenser assembly. Secure both mounting studs
uniformly, using 5/32-inch hexagonal wrench provided in
test set carrying case.
Obtain test set power cable from loose tools and
connect cable between exterior connection J1 (28V DC)
on aircraft and aircraft power + 28V DC (J 1) of test set.