F-1 Rocket Engine Technical Manual Supplement (R-3896-1A)
While perusing the Morea Collection at the archives of the University of Alabama at Huntsville I happened upon a short Rocketdyne publication containing details about the injector from the F-1 engine's gas generator, the F-1's injector proper, and the F-1's turbopump.
Originally a classified supplement to the F-1 Rocket Engine Technical Manual: Engine Data (R-3896-1) (presumably because information about the injector and the way it was designed to overcome combustion instability was sensitive at the time), it has long since been downgraded to "declassified".
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Here are some highlights from the manual:
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