Public available old 1960s Rockdyne F1 6800kN Single burner Liquid Rocket engine operator and maintenance manuals, plus illustrated parts catalogue

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Senior Airman
Mar 26, 2022
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.
Liquid-fuel engine
PropellantLOX / RP-1
Mixture ratio2.27 (69% O2, 31% RP-1)
CycleClosed Gas-generator
Thrust, vacuum1,746,000 lbf (7,770 kN)
Thrust, sea-level1,522,000 lbf (6,770 kN)
Thrust-to-weight ratio94.1
Chamber pressure70 bars (1,015 psi; 7 MPa)
Specific impulse, vacuum304 s (2.98 km/s)
Specific impulse, sea-level263 s (2.58 km/s)
Mass flow
  • 3,945 lb/s (1,789 kg/s) (LOX)
  • 1,738 lb/s (788 kg/s) (RP-1)
Burn time150-163 s
Length18.5 feet (5.6 m)
Diameter12.2 feet (3.7 m)
Dry weight18,500 lb (8,400 kg)

Operator's manuals:
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Maintenance manuals with Illustrated Parts catalogue:
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General 1970s tech manual:
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Other manuals:
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All manuals here:
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