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SpaceAholic
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posted 12-09-2012 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Updated family snapshot:

ilbasso
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posted 12-09-2012 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What an outstanding collection!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-09-2012 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're missing a SSME.

SpaceAholic
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posted 12-09-2012 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an SSME injector plate in the collection (just missing the other 99% of the engine).

Tim Collins
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posted 12-09-2012 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Collins   Click Here to Email Tim Collins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great resource Scott. Thanks.

dfox
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posted 12-09-2012 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dfox   Click Here to Email dfox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which one is your favorite?

freshspot
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posted 12-10-2012 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing, Scott. Thank you for all that you do for fellow artifact collectors.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 12-10-2012 03:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome stuff Scott. I showed my wife the photo of you collection. Her answer was an emphatic... NO!

SpaceAholic
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posted 12-10-2012 05:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dfox:
Which one is your favorite?

All the "children" are favorites... however if forced to choose, hard to ignore the significant role played by the R-4D (which continues to be so even today). Look to the left of the version flown on Apollo and you will see two of its direct derivatives used on more recent programs. In fact the R-4D basic design with only minor mods remains under production by Aerojet and is being considered for future application (until recently that included the MPCV service module).

space1
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posted 12-10-2012 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A nice Christmas season rocket family portrait with colorful red decorations!

garymilgrom
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posted 12-10-2012 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful Scott. Thanks.

David Carey
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posted 12-10-2012 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You need to get crackin' on that expansion wing for the museum. Incredible assembly of rocket engines and well done...

SkyMan1958
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posted 12-10-2012 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
VERY cool!!!!

mikepf
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posted 12-11-2012 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great collection. You'd make one heck of a birthday cake lighting those candles!

dfox
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posted 12-11-2012 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dfox   Click Here to Email dfox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah. The R-4D is quite a beauty. The nozzle is "scalloped" which is rather different and makes for a remarkable aesthetic appearance.

What is the purpose of the "scalloping." Is this for heat radiation?

Here is an interesting link.

SpaceAholic
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posted 12-11-2012 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By "scalloped" assume your referring to the nozzle ribbing - its primarily there to reenforce the thin walled alloy and enhance structural performance while keeping weight low; an added benefit was additional surface area for cooling.

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