Friday, June 20, 2008

Interesting Rocket Motor



I'm always scanning eBay for interesting or unusual rocketry related items and recently came across this motor on eBay. I've seen other interesting things before like this small sounding rocket that I saw last year. Occasionally something really interesting shows up like this composite motor I saw last week. Unfortunately I didn't win this auction, but at least the pictures are kind of cool. The description said that the motor had been acquired from Douglas Aircraft some years ago. the overall length is 60" and the diameter is approximately 18". The tag had the following info on it:

P/N AG659-61370 QTT3 #1, Owner-NASA, 6-25-69

Pressure Calibration System

T4 Change, Model DSV4B-1-1

3 comments:

R2K said...

Looks like an upperstage motor :)

Great though.

R2K said...

Hey sorry to double comment, but have you seen this item:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ROCKET-NOZZLE-

FROM-PERSHING-MISSILE-

NEW_W0QQitemZ270049118927QQihZ017QQ

categoryZ14050QQssPageName

ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Yeah try to rebuild that link :) Or just search for Rocket Nozzle.

I would love to have one of these.

Randy Dormans said...

I have seen that Pershing nozzle, it's been listed on ebay for quite some time now. It's surprising how many cool rocket/missle related items show up on Ebay. I have some interesting items that I will post pictures of when I get some free time. BTW, others have pointed out strong similarities of the motor pictured in this post to the Altair upper stage motor.