MK 79 MOD 0 AND MOD 2 PERSONNEL
sheet. The Mk 79 Mod 2 kit contains Mk 80 Mod 2
DISTRESS SIGNAL KIT
The projector consists of a steel cylinder slightly
more than 5 inches long and approximately 1/2 inch in
aircrew personnel or personnel in life rafts as a distress
diameter. The base (or handle) is knurled to provide a
signaling device. It is small and lightweight so that it
more positive gripping surface. The firing end of the
can be carried in pockets of flight suits or on life rafts.
projector has internal threads that match the external
Each signal contains a red pyrotechnic star that will
threads of the signal. Near this end is a firing slot
burn for a minimum of 4 1/2 seconds. On activation,
through which the trigger screw moves when it is
this star is propelled upward to a minimum height of 250
released from the safety slot. The trigger screw is
attached to the firing pin that is forced against the signal
The Mk 79 Mod 0 kit consists of one Mk 31 Mod 0
primer by a helical spring within the knurled portion of
surface signal projector, a plastic bandoleer holding
the cylindrical body.
seven Mk 80 hand-fired signals, and an instruction
Figure 3-12.--The Mk 79 Mod 0 illumination signal kit.