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Saturn V S-IC (First) Stage Gallery


Detail of the forward end of the 101 engine.

Picture 1 of 2.

This is an early engine, which had internally tied high pressure ducts which were straight and incorporated bellows which were covered by silver bellows covers.

The heat exchanger and turbine exhaust manifold are an odd patina color which I've not seen on any other F-1s. Since the museum's outdoors F-1 does not feature this color and the engine currently has a more natural color, I can't help but wonder whether they were purposely painted this color.

F-1 rocket engines on Saturn V S-IC (First) Stage at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Fri Oct 25 11:13:39 2002
Location picture taken Rocket Park
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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