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Nitric acid/Gasoline
Nitric acid/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.

Oxidizer Density: 1.510 g/cc. Oxidizer Freezing Point: -42 deg C. Oxidizer Boiling Point: 86 deg C. Fuel Density: 0.710 g/cc. Fuel Freezing Point: -58 deg C. Fuel Boiling Point: 110 deg C.



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XLR20AJ-2 Aerojet Nitric acid/Gasoline rocket engine. Development begun January 1946. Blast turbine, three levels of thrust (600/1000/7500 lbf). Replaced NM Lark.

XLR24AJ-2 Aerojet Nitric acid/Gasoline rocket engine. Development begun January 1946. Blast turbine, 2500 lbf fixed thrust (both were part of overall R&D contract)

Engines: XLR20AJ-2, XLR24AJ-2.

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