Thinly sliced rocket fuel

28 Jun

This man is cutting solid rocket fuel into thin slices with what looks exactly like a meat slicer:

(Caption: Cold Cuts)

Solid rocket propellant is sliced by machine in much the same manner as bologna. A slice placed in a small rocket motor will get a five-pound rocket going 120 mph in seconds. The method is used by Lockheed Propulsion Co.

From May 1968 Popular Mechanics magazine.

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