J2 engine is a LHX-LOX engine used on the 2nd stage and 3rd stage of Saturn V, with a capability of restarting in the space flight at almost 0g and in vacuum.
Liquid oxygen / Liquid hydrogen
F1 engine was a series of large liquid engine, with a life of about 3 minutes...
Although it have a very great thrust, its shell accumulates too much carbon, preventing it from working repeatedly for more minutes.
That's a serious problem of early rocket engines.
V2 rocket is a WWII short-range rocket, the first FUNCTIONAL large liquid rocket, which is regarded as the ancestor of modern space tech.
Specifications Mass 12,500 kg (27,600 lb)
Length 14 m (45 ft 11 in)
Diameter 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Warhead 1,000 kg (2,200 lb);
Amatol (explosive weight: 910...
SA4 was a mobile medium-range sam developed in 1960s.
2,453 kg (5,408 lb)
8.784 m (28 ft 10 in)
86 cm (2 ft 10 in)
150 kg (330 lb)
contact and proximity fuzes
For the first post, it's time for the Navy 5.0-INCH aviation guideless rocket Zuni in 1970s, chosen to make AIM-9 guided missle.
Vaccum maximum velocity: 2300fps,
Burnt weight: 72.5lb.
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SA-18 operator and maintenance manual including theory of operation reproduced from other public website, sharing only for interest and with no profit.
SA-18 of the Soviet Union shares a similar theory of operation with FIM-92, and plays a role like FIM-92 stringer in US army.
I share with you an interesting collection of pictures showing one of the projects launched at the end of World War II by Germany as part of its war effort to try to avoid the increasingly Allied bombing. The big question remains whether this rocket plane had been built in greater quantities and...
Last of Wernher von Braun's rocket scientists dies in Alabama - San Jose Mercury News
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States after World War II and designed the rocket that took astronauts to the moon has died...
What was the best aircraft-mounted rocket system produced in WWII?
Although it could take quite a few shells to take down a fighter, attack plane, and especially a bomber, in most cases the same could be done with a single rocket.
Which rocket had the highest velocity, hit ratio, explosive...