Aerojet-General M-1 rocket engine

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The Aerojet-General M-1 was the largest and most powerful liquid hydrogen-fueled rocket engine to be designed and built. It offered a baseline thrust of 1.5 million pounds force and 1.8 million pounds force as its immediate growth target. The M-1 was larger and produced more thrust than the famed Rocketdyne F-1 that powered the first stage of the Saturn V rocket to the moon.

Many designs of the post-Saturn Nova launch vehicles made use of the M-1 rocket engine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-1_%28rocket_engine%29

Edit: Removed reference to M-1 being used on Titan for Dynasoar

The M-1 Rocket Engine Project by Walter F. Dankhoff, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland Ohio
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730065121_1973065121.pdf

Development of a 1,500,000-lb-thrust /nominal vacuum/ liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine Final report, 30 Apr. 1962 - 4 Aug. 1966 by Aerojet-General Corporation
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19680006392_1968006392.pdf
 

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Thanks Triton!

And to also include some current info on where M-1 parts are,
as I said in a different forum recently, I saw the M-1 main injector
plate at the Evergreen Aviation Museum recently (about a month or
so ago) in the space museum building.
 

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Triton said:
The M-1 rocket engine was utilized in the design of the Titan II launch vehicle intended to launch Dynasoar

It seems to me that the M-1 was far too large for the Titan and would not have been used there. I believe what happened was that Aerojet received a contract to convert a Titan engine to run on hydrogen, but that's not to say that the M-1 was going to be used on the Titan.
 

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Proponent said:
Triton said:
The M-1 rocket engine was utilized in the design of the Titan II launch vehicle intended to launch Dynasoar

It seems to me that the M-1 was far too large for the Titan and would not have been used there. I believe what happened was that Aerojet received a contract to convert a Titan engine to run on hydrogen, but that's not to say that the M-1 was going to be used on the Titan.

Misinterpreted what I read. Original post modified to correct my error.
 

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-1- Early Aerojet M-1 photo with Aerojet technicians for scale (source unknown).
-2- Factory desk model of Aerojet M-1 with model of Aerojet technician for scale.

Even the plastic model technician is just amazed at the size of this engine.
 

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