Walter 109-509C rocket engine combustion chamber, c 1944.

Walter 109-509C rocket engine combustion chamber, c 1944.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

The Walter 109-509C two-chambered rocket engine was intended for use on Germany's Meserschmitt Me 263 and Junkers Ju 248 second generation rocket-powered interceptor aircraft, but hostilities in Europe ended before it was made operational. It burned a fuel mixture of methyl alcohol and hydrazine in hydrogen peroxide. The photograph shows a close-up of the sectioned smaller chamber. The 'pepper pot' holes in the injector head can clearly be seen.

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