AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM MANUAL DISCHARGE SYSTEM (AFES/MDS) COMPONENTS
The AFES/MDS allows the crew to manually activate, by mechanical means, one engine and two crew compartment fire
extinguishers. The following are AFES/MDS components:
ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY: The assembly controls and protects the mechanical cabling connecting the fire extinguishers to
two lanyard cable pull handles.
LANYARD CABLE PULL HANDLE (EXTERIOR): Located outside the vehicle near the drivers hatch, the handle
mechanically activates one engine and two crew compartment fire extinguishers. A crew member must exert a 25-pound
pull to break the sealed safety wire on the handle and must pull the handle out as far as possible to discharge the
extinguishers. The safety wire prevents unauthorized/accidental discharge of the AFES/MDS.
LANYARD CABLE PULL HANDLE (DRIVERS COMPARTMENT): Located on the left wall in the drivers compartment,
the handle mechanically activates one engine compartment fire extinguisher. A crew member must pull forward on the
handle to break the sealed safety wire and discharge the extinguisher. This prevents unauthorized/accidental discharge of