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Rocket Boost Motor - Australia, Rodinga, 1975 Object Reg. No: ST 042972

Summary:
A Rodinga solid propellant jettisonable boost rocket motor of the type fitted to the Turana target missile. This was a single nozzle 6,000 lb thrust motor with a nominal burning time of two seconds developed specifically for the Turana target missile built by the Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) for the Royal Australian Navy. This unit is painted white overall with a narrow green band. Stencilling reads 'RKT. MTR. ASSY.No P1-60-001 S/N R.94MO2/74 ME 11/75 S/N 136. It was transferred to the Museum by the Maribyrnong Explosives Factory in 1994. This organisation carried out the development work on the Rodinga rocket for the Turana project.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australia: Defence Department, Maribyrnong Explosives Factory
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: atmospheric rockets, explosives factories, missiles, rockets
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection, Maribyrnong Small Arms & Ammunition Factory, Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) Nomad, GAF Jindivik Target Aircraft, GAF Turana Guided Missile
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Atmospheric Rockets
Tertiary Classification: rocket motors
Manufacturer: Australia: Defence Department, Maribyrnong Explosives Factory, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia, 1970

Rocket propulsion aspects of the Rodinga Project were sub-contracted by GAF to the Weapons Research Establishment of the Explosives Factory, Maribyrnong.
Manufacturer: Australia: Supply Department, Government Aircraft Factories (GAF), Fishermans Bend (Fishermen's Bend), Victoria, Australia, 1974

Rocket propulsion aspects of the Rodinga Project were sub-contracted by GAF to the Weapons Research Establishment of the Explosives Factory, Maribyrnong.

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