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F-1 Engine Injector Baffle Gallery


View into the back end of the baffle, courtesy of a pocket mirror placed behind the baffle.

RP-1 would flow into the baffle through the bottom hole to the opposite end of the baffle and flow upward to the top hole, where the fuel would then be dumped through the holes in the top of the baffle. This fuel flow served to cool the baffle and prevent it from melting.

The fact that both holes visible indicates that this is not a complete baffle, but rather that part of the baffle is missing (e.g., see my F-1 injector baffle info page).

This baffle section is about 6 1/2 inches long.

Time picture taken Thu Jun 7 12:25:24 2012
Location picture taken Saturn V Hall
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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