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PHOTO 24 -- Flight B-1, April 1972
PHOTO 24First of the "B" series of flights, this rocket was similar in size to the rockets for the "C" series, but had a more powerful motor. The motor for this rocket, designated as a "D" motor, contained well over 400 grams of propellant, which is nearly double the quantity of propellant that fueled the B-200 motor.
This was the first rocket equipped with a parachute, a 39 inch (1 metre) diameter, but utilized a rather primitive parachute ejection system. The parachute deployed during flight, but was torn off, and the rocket hard landed in wet ground, burrowing up to its fins...

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