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Mr Meek
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From: Chattanooga, TN
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posted 03-09-2009 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know where the Master ID plate was located on the Saturn V stages? I would assume, based on the way they were constructed, that the major sub-assemblies (Forward skirt, tank, intertank, aft skirt/thrust structure) might have a plate identifying the stage of which they were a part.

Furthermore, did Boeing, North American, and Douglas each have different locations and internal numbering systems for their ID plates?

If it were a Telecaster, I'd just look on the headstock; or pull the transformer codes if it were an amp. Alas, rockets are different than guitars. (Which would be a great t-shirt.)

Thanks in advance.

Go4Launch
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From: Bethesda, MD
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posted 03-19-2009 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a great question, Mr. Meek. It looks, however, like you have stumped the cS experts! I suspect somebody from Boeing or NAA may even have a "spare" ID plate from back in the day. Would make a unique display!

Mr Meek
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posted 03-19-2009 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Go4Launch:
It looks, however, like you have stumped the cS experts!
Ha, yes, I may have found the one question that cS doesn't know the answer to. I'll keep trying, though.

Edit to add: I'm not actually looking to take possession of an ID plate. This is part of another inquiry.

Lou Chinal
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posted 03-21-2009 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may know someone that may know. Try Paul Thomarios. He restored a Saturn V a few years back. I know he took pictures of everything.

Contact me off line, I'll give you his #

-Lou

randy
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posted 03-21-2009 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might try cS member Sara. She's an engineer that worked on the S1-C stage.

Randy

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