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S-3D/LR-79 Engine Gallery


Walk-around of the engine's lube oil tank, which held 20-gallons of oil used to lubricate the turbopump's gearbox.

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One change introduced when the S-3D evolved into the H-1 rocket engine was that the gearbox used a mixture of the engine's fuel (RP-1) and Oronite (a lubricant from the H-1's fuel additive blender unit) to lubricate the gearbox.

S-3D/LR-79 Engine lube oil tank at Air Force Museum
Time picture taken Wed May 21 10:09:50 2014
Location picture taken Missile/Space Gallery Balcony (Overlooking Cold War Gallery)
Air Force Museum
Dayton, OH
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