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The LOX replenishing coupling on under side of the LOX replenishing coupling balcony.

The launcher table had a fitting which connected to this coupling to top off the LOX tank.

The LOX replenishing coupling balcony on the tactical missile had a breather system opening, used to circulate air in the tail unit if it was stored for any length of time. It would seem either that they didn't plan on storing the Project Mercury boosters for long periods of time or that they came up with a better method of preventing condensation in the tail unit during storage.

LOX replenish coupling balcony on Mercury-Redstone Booster at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Sat Sep 14 09:40:24 2013
Location picture taken Rocket Park
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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