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MERCURY CAPSULE REF..... Pt. 2... (ENTRY HATCH)

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  • MERCURY CAPSULE REF..... Pt. 2... (ENTRY HATCH)

    Well it's snowing again........ good time to model.....
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    Mercury Entry hatch... pt. 1 of 3

    If you do not do your home work... this is one area, that a lot of people building the mercury capsule....... Error.

    The Mercury Program used at least 3 different entry hatches.
    MR-3,((cap. 7), Alen Shepard) had a soled hatch. The hatch could not be blown off...... You had to remove 94 bolts to take the hatch off....
    Also the hatch did not follow the contours of the next hatch to be used on the capsule.
    Mecury/Redstone... MR-4

    photo: 61-MR3-30..... MR3 used a similar one. Note the pressure relieve handle. This was used to de-pressurize the capsule.
    This is the photo that most modelers us when building the in-side of there hatch............... only on MR-3.
    This is front view: See Mr3 front view photos.

    Next MR-4 Entry Hatch.

    .............. later......
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    ... A gun is like a parachute - If you need one and do not have one, you probably will not need one again ...

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