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Detail of the combustion flask on the turbine bulkhead.

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Fuel (alcohol) and air are injected into the combustion flask and ignited via the igniter. Water is then sprayed in front of the flame, superheating it. The resulting combustion gasses and steam reach 1500°F and 450-480 psi and are delivered via the large-diameter copper tubing at left to the nozzles which direct the gasses to spin turbine.

This photo was taken outdoors, looking in through a window.

 
Cutaway Mark 23 Torpedo Afterbody combustion flask at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Time picture taken Sat Sep 23 12:29:46 2017
Location picture taken Gangplank to USS Cobia
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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