Apollo 6 Hatch

Apollo 6 was the first Apollo spacecraft flown with a "unified" crew hatch (i.e., a hatch incorporating the heat shield and crew compartment hatches into a single hatch); Apollo 4 still had separate heat shield and crew compartment hatches (Apollo 6 Mission Report, p. 13-1 [p. 415 in the PDF]).

Here's a picture of the Apollo 6 hatch during its post-recovery inspection; it appears to be a standard Block II hatch, perhaps with some sort of covering over the inside of the hatch hiding (among other things) the latches (compare with, e.g., the Apollo 11 hatch at the National Air & Space Museum).

The scan quality of the Mission Report is rather poor, and I can't find S-68-3640 anywhere else on the Internet. If you know where I can obtain a better picture, please contact me.

Apollo 6 hatch S-68-3640

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From p. 13-6 (p. 420 in the PDF) of Apollo 6 Mission Report
Extraction and cleanup by heroicrelics.