Saturn V question Pad 39 - Conical tail section

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shuttle_guy

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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>http://www.stargate-chronicles.com/images/clark_pad39.jpgThis picture was reportedly taken at July 12, 1969, so a mere 4 days before the launch of Apollo 11. Where is the conical section over the structures at the side of this F-1 engine? <br />Posted by edkeffel</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;The fairing that are mounted over the struts were installed&nbsp;on the vehicle before roll out. The fairing have not been installed when this picture was taken or this one was&nbsp;removed for work to be performed.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>http://www.stargate-chronicles.com/images/clark_pad39.jpgThis picture was reportedly taken at July 12, 1969, so a mere 4 days before the launch of Apollo 11. Where is the conical section over the structures at the side of this F-1 engine? <br /> Posted by edkeffel</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;By the lighting, it looks inside.&nbsp; Additonally, the retrorockets aren't installed.&nbsp; So this booster is weeks from launch. </p><p>&nbsp;But the picture could have been taken on July 12th, it could have been Apollo 12 or 13's booster in the VAB </p>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;The fairing that are mounted over the struts were installed&nbsp;on the vehicle before roll out. The fairing have not been installed when this picture was taken or this one was&nbsp;removed for work to be performed.&nbsp; <br />Posted by shuttle_guy</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks. So we can assume that the picture was taken months or weeks before the actual launch date.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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