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S-3D/LR-79 Engine Gallery


View of one of the braided-covered bellows sections.

On the S-3D, the turbopumps were mounted on the missile frame, forward of the engine's gimbal bearing, which meant that the high-pressure ducts had to allow for the movement of the engine; to this end, each of the propellant high-pressure ducts incorporated two of these braided-covered bellows sections to provide the required flexibility.

This particular section is located on the LOX high-pressure duct, just upstream of the main LOX valve.

S-3D/LR-79 Engine braided section of LOX high-pressure duct at Air Force Museum
Time picture taken Wed May 21 11:38:42 2014
Location picture taken Missile/Space Gallery
Air Force Museum
Dayton, OH
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