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Lox/Gasoline
Lox/Gasoline propellant. Gasoline of various grades were used as fuel in the earliest rocket engines of Goddard and others. Once appropriate blends of kerosene were developed in the United States and Soviet Union, that became the hydrocarbon fuel of choice.



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LR17 Curtiss-Wright LOx/Gasoline rocket engine. Assisted take-off power for XB-45. Single thrust chamber, both regeneratively cooled and film-cooled with water, spark plug ignition, turbine-pump fed.

LR19 Curtiss-Wright LOx/Gasoline rocket engine. Experimental unit for either missiles or piloted aircraft. Single thrust chamber, regeneratively cooled and film cooled with water-alcohol mixture.

LR21 Curtiss-Wright LOx/Gasoline rocket engine. Turbine pump-fed, single thrust chamber unit intended for cancelled missile application. Engine designed to fit into the envelope dimensions of the German V-2!

LR37 Curtiss-Wright LOx/Gasoline rocket engine. Small experimental engine for ram-rocket tests. Single thrust chamber, regeneratively cooled with gasoline, film cooling also used, spark plug ignition. Test article only built.

Engines: LR17, LR19, LR21, LR37.

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