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Offline Demon Lord Razgriz

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N1 Family?
« on: September 01, 2017, 06:41:36 pm »
Was reading Wikipedia's N1 article when something interesting came up.

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The N1 was the largest of three proposed designs; the N2 was somewhat smaller and intended to compete with Vladimir Chelomei's proposed UR-200, and the much smaller N3, which would replace Korolev's "workhorse" R-7 rocket. At this point the N-series was strictly a "paper project".

I've never heard of the N2 or the N3, and a quick search here and on Google shows me nothing. Is this just fake stuff inserted, or are these real?

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Re: N1 Family?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 07:31:59 pm »
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Offline Michel Van

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Re: N1 Family?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 11:51:59 pm »
Korolev's Idea was simple:

Use the Upper stages of N1 rocket as Smaller Launcher
by use of one and same Hardware it would have reduce production cost for Launcher in USSR

N1 - 82t payload moonrocket
N11 - 25t payload like UR-500 proton
N111 - 5t payload like R-7 Soyuz

what looked something like that

(This illustration is from Alternative History story were Korolev hires the Son of Khrushchev, instead of Chelomei
and Vladimir Komarov land on Moon first on 4 July 1969, during Apollo 11 checkup on Launch pad
)
https://www.alternatehistory.com/wiki/doku.php?id=timelines:2001_a_space-time_odyssey

additional info
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/n1.html
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/n1_icbm.html
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Offline Archibald

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Re: N1 Family?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 01:33:25 am »
Asif Siddiqi Challenge to Apollo calls these rockets N-11 and N-111 (AFAIK). not N-2 or N-3. Astronautix isn't a reliable source.
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Re: N1 Family?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 02:48:40 am »
With respect, these could be Roman numerals.
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