At $65K buy it now it is out of reach for most, but is it really an SSME Bell?
Posts: 181 From: belleville, IL USA Registered: Jun 2011
posted 07-11-2013 08:06 AM
If I were paying that much I would at least require a full picture of the item. Not one of those pictures show the entire nozzle in one frame. However, he/she does encourage visual inspection on site. How big is this thing? Hard to tell.
Posts: 1672 From: Atlanta, GA, USA Registered: Feb 2007
posted 07-11-2013 08:26 AM
Comparing the eBay photo with this file photo from Rocketdyne shows a similar vertical structure to accept piping at the top of the engine bell and a matching notched or serrated plate on top of that. However there seem to be too few of the horizontal rings around the bell. Fred, maybe you should write the seller and request dimensions or better photos.