-21 Ramjet Removal

As a favor to the USAF Museum, NASA offered to pull an engine from D-21 Article #537 for delivery to a civilian museum. By USAF Museum standards the engine had to be removed because of material containing a trace of radioactivity for which civilian museums are not licensed. Roadrunner and NASA Dryden artist/photographer and author Tony Landis volunteered to photograph the removal for the benefit of those who have never actually seen a ramjet engine before. With some great information provided by Roadrunner Jerry Miller, the NASA mechanics had no trouble pulling the engine.

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AvionicsBayRightSide.jpg D21HatchRemovedLeft.jpg D21HatchRemovedRight.jpg D21Top1.jpg DataPlate1.jpg DataPlate2.jpg EngineBayLeftSide1.jpg
EngineFront1.jpg EngineFront2.jpg EngineFront3.jpg EngineFront4.jpg EngineFrontLeft.jpg EngineNozzle1.jpg EngineNozzle2.jpg
EngineNozzle3.jpg EngineNozzleCloseup.jpg EngineRearLeft.jpg EngineRearLeft1.jpg HatchFront1.jpg HatchLeftSide.jpg HatchRear.jpg
HatchRightSide1.jpg HatchRightSide2.jpg HatchTop1.jpg HatchTop2.jpg IntakeTunnel1.jpg IntakeTunnel2.jpg IntakeTunnel3.jpg
IntakeTunnel4.jpg LowerAccess1.jpg LowerEngineMount.jpg PartNumberID.jpg TEBTank1.jpg TEBTank2.jpg UpperAccess1.jpg
UpperAccessPanelRemoved.jpg UpperLeftEngineMount1.jpg

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