You can identify the night end of the Mk 13
Mod 0 signal by the _______ .
List the components of the Mk 79 Mod 0
illumination signal kit.
When you activate the Mk 79 Mod 0 signal
kit, the star is propelled upward to a height of
What is the burn time of the Mk 79 Mod 0 star?
AREA AND TARGET
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
purpose and use of area and target illuminating
devices to include components and operation.
The illuminating devices discussed in this chapter
are designed to be launched or dropped from aircraft.
Aircraft flares are used to illuminate large areas for
bombardment, reconnaissance, emergency aircraft
landing, or any other purpose where a high-intensity
light is required.
MK 45 MOD 0 AIRCRAFT
The aircraft-launched Mk 45 Mod 0 aircraft
parachute flare (fig. 4-6) is used for night illumination
of surface areas in search-and-attack operations. It
replaces the Mk 24 Mods aircraft parachute flare.
The Mk 45 Mod 0 aircraft parachute flare is as an
AUR, complete with the candle, parachute assembly,
and fuze. All components are encased in a cylindrical
aluminum body approximately 36 inches long
(including the fuze assembly) and 4.9 inches in
The Mk 364 Mod 0 fuze is shipped installed in the
flare. Its sole purpose is to control the altitude of flare
ejection in relation to launch altitude. It does not
directly control candle ignition. The fuze has 15
functional settings and 1 SAFE setting. The
functional settings are at 1,000-foot intervals from
1,000 to 14,000 feet, except that 1 minimum setting of
500 feet is provided.
The fuze-setting mechanism
consists of a single yellow dial indicator you can easily
t u r n b y h a n d clockwise for setting and
counterclockwise for safing. A spring-loaded detent
holds the dial indicator at a selected setting or at SAFE,
and prevents accidental changing of the setting by
The Mk 45 Mod 0 flare is launched from an
available external launching system, such as bomb
racks. The launching system provides a 14-inch
suspension, or the flare is launched from an aircraft by
hand. It is usually dispenser launched. A drogue tray
Figure 4-6.Mk 45 Mod 0 aircraft parachute flare.