Walk-around of the center portion of the injector, featuring the radial baffles.
Picture 1 of 4.
If you look closely at the holes in the injector, you can see that they were
drilled at an angle to provide like-on-like impingement, and that the fuel
orifices are larger than the oxidizer orifices.
The silver circles which look like flat-head screw heads are igniter fuel
housings. The F-1
Engine Familiarization Training Manual (R-3896-1) [direct link
to 16.8 meg PDF] describes how two igniter fuel housings are located in each
of the 12 outer compartments and one in the center compartment. Fed by individual igniter
fuel feed tubes from the igniter manifold, they injected igniter fuel
into the compartments. The igniter fuel (from the hypergol manifold) was composed of 85%
triethylborane and 15% triethylaluminum, and ignited upon contact with oxygen,
causing spontaneous combustion and establishing thrust chamber ignition.