Rocket, Launch Vehicle, Test, Saturn I, Block 1

Rocket, Launch Vehicle, Test, Saturn I, Block 1

Cylindrical overall, with eight separate cylinders or tanks arranged vertically and clustered in a circle, comprising the first stage, each tank alternately painted black and white, and each black tank with white vertical strip, the painted name, in red, "United States" on it, the name reading downwards; upper stage above, one cylinder only, painted completely white; this stage tapering at a 15 degree angle to smaller diameter cylinder which ends in a 12-13 degree cone atop the rocket; supporting band , painted black, around base of first stage tanks; the entire two upper stages and payload section cone on top, painted in white. Engines, underneath arranged as tight cluster of four in center and four outer engines spaced further from cluster and in cruciform pattern. Note that rocket is supported by prototype hold-down arms, of four wedge-shaped legs, painted blue.

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