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Jim_Voce
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posted 01-29-2018 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim_Voce   Click Here to Email Jim_Voce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the history behind the development of the Saturn V engines? For example, there were the F-1 main engines on the first stage and the J-2 engine of the Saturn IVB stage.

Here is what I know so far — Rocketdyne built a test engine, the E-1 and then went on to develop the F-1 engine followed by the J series of engines. Is anyone familiar with the A through D series of engines and which launch vehicles those were developed for? In addition, there must have been an "H" and "I" engine series as well.

PeterO
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posted 01-29-2018 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book "The Saturn V F-1 Engine: Powering Apollo into History" by Anthony Young is the definitive account of the development of the F-1 engine.

Jim Behling
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posted 01-29-2018 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jim_Voce:
In addition, there must have been an "H" and "I" engine series as well.
H-1 powered the Saturn I and IB first stage.

I is usually skipped because it is confused with 1 (one). The Redstone rocket used the A-7 engine.

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