AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM MANUAL DISCHARGE SYSTEM (AFES/MDS) COMPONENTS
The AFES/MDS has three fire extinguishers. The one for engine fires can be activated only by using either lanyard
cable pull handle. The othertwo AFES/MDS fire extinguishers, located in the crew compartment, can be activated
automatically by the SCEA or by activating the MANUAL DISCHARGE toggle switch.
All fire extinguishers will not activate at the same time when a crew member pulls either lanyard cable pull handle.
Handle must be pulled to fullest extension to discharge extinguishers.
The fire extinguishers consist of steel cylinders filled with Halon 1301 and equipped with a quick-release valve
The cylinders contain Halon fire suppressant pressurized with dry nitrogen for use on hydrocarbon fuel fires only.