AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM MANUAL DISCHARGE
SYSTEM (AFES/MDS) COMPONENTS
The AFES/MDS system allows the crew to manually activate, by mechanical means, one
engine and two crew compartment fire extinguishers. The following are AFES/MDS com-
LANYARD ASSEMBLY - Controls and protects the mechanical cabling connecting the
fire extinguishers to the lanyard cable pull handle.
LANYARD CABLE PULL HANDLE - Mechanically activates one engine and two crew
compartment extinguishers. Located outside the vehicle near the drivers hatch, it is the
only way to activate the second of two engine compartment fire extinguishers. A crew
member must exert a 25-pound pull to break the sealed safety wire on the handle and to
pull handle to its fullest extension to discharge the extinguishers. The safety wire prevents
unauthorized/accidental use of AFES/MDS.