This is a High Definition 3D model of an F-1 engine used on the Saturn V first stage to launch man into earth orbit and onward to the moon.
Manufactured by the Rocketdyne division of North American Aviation, the F-1 remains to this day the most powerful rocket engine yet built. It is a single start engine producing 1,500,000 pounds of fixed thrust, via the biopropellant mixture of RP-1 kerosene and liquid oxygen, which equates to approximately 32 million bhp.
Although now over 50 years old, current research and development into an F-1B upgrade may see the engine yet again take mankind aloft in years to come.
Historically used solely on the Saturn V launch vehicle, the F-1 could also serve as a general purpose engine for 3D modelers interested in designing more futuristic or fantasy spacecraft.
NB: This configuration of the F-1 engine was used on all flight versions of the Saturn V first stage beginning with the unmanned Apollo 4 (AS-501) in November 1967. Earlier research and development and test versions depicted in many photos have different types of high pressure fuel lines (straight rather than U shaped) as well as other minor variations.
Modeled with precision using detailed 1:48 scale blueprints, schematic diagrams and extensive photographic research.
7 high resolution texture maps (colour and bump) accurately depict all engine bell surface corrugation details as well as each of the individual holes on the combustion chamber's fuel injector plate.
The download ZIP file contains 3 versions of the F1 engine:
1 - Flight version (although rarely depicted in photographs the 5 installed F1 engines were covered with asbestos blankets and foil batt insulation to protect against the massive temperatures of launch).
2 - Display/museum version
3 - Display version with upper cage for attachment of foil batt insulation
Modeled with Lightwave 9.6
Suitable for HD video, high-res film close-ups and print
Accurate representation of F1 Engine using original imperial scale of feet and inches.
Model contains the following:
3 object layers (interchangeable)
59767 polygons (total for all parts spread across the 3 model variations)
52490 quads, 7277 tris, and 0 ngons
Standard Lightwave materials & texture maps
No Photoshop or compositing used for previews.
Default light & camera for Signature image is included in file.
Preview Images rendered with default Lightwave 9.6 scanline renderer.
7 texture maps (PNG and PSD format)
Engine bell, insulation blankets, injector plate orifices and decals
Texture maps scaled at 36 pixels per foot
Model built to real-world scale
Units used: Feet and Inches. Model is 19 feet high and 12 feet in diameter
Scene objects are organized by layers and groups
Saturn Apollo model NOT included