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What Is It? (Submission)

08/07/2017 3:55 PM

ok ... per "BestInShow"s suggestion [Post#9, here]:

[ Having tried last Thursday to submit to

"Team for What Is It? Blog" ] ...

As a challenge , I should like to submit:

"Just exactly how large (or small) IS this thing...and... what exactly does it do?"

To the winner, a "Bravo!"...and,

an Aldebaran Whiskey

or other available drink

whenever our paths might cross...(!)

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08/07/2017 4:09 PM

Looks like some sort of bearing....

Probably not this big....

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08/07/2017 4:22 PM

Hmmmmmmm...(())... we *could* fit that term, "bearing", into the definition (I shall try to remember to do so!)

But ... "not quite".

Those are NOT "hard-drive" bearings they are assembling...()...!

? TeraWatt Turbine bearings? UFO spinner-uppers?

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08/07/2017 4:24 PM

"PS" ... Google reverse-image search can't even come close... (I checked before even CONSIDERING posting)...

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08/07/2017 4:47 PM

Exactly how much grease does it take to grease that puppy?

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08/07/2017 5:05 PM

I'm thinkin' a lot....

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08/07/2017 4:26 PM

This is the tangent Tachyon Particle detector component of the Series 'D' Photon Torpedo, used as main armament on Constitution Class Starships.

We at LynDoor Enterprise Industries, a subsidiary of the good folks at Lyndoor Disruptive Energy Delivery Systems, would like to know how you come to be in possession of this highly classified and wildly overpriced device.

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08/07/2017 4:37 PM

Hmmmmmmm...(())... "Interesting guess"...

But ... "not quite".

[Until SE responds to my #2, I would not even "hazard-a-guess", insofar as "weighing-in" as to which of y'all answer was "closest"]

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08/08/2017 12:43 AM

If its only wildly overpriced then that counts as a bargain for supply to the military!

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08/08/2017 9:27 AM

"Wildly overpriced"...(HA!)

I have a 5/8" thick "ring" (of the part that attaches to this) hanging on my bedroom wall... (a "reminder", of sorts).

As the very FIRST prototype of this 'evolution' was nearing the point of assembly, the complex laminated 'attachment' needed to have 1/8" trimmed-off... and so, was sent to the "machine shop night shift" with a hand-written note to do so.

The following morning, the part was returned..."yep"...with 5/8" removed...!

WHAT-a-$etback...!

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08/08/2017 6:48 PM

Most likely it was purchased from a ferenghi trader for 20 bars of gold pressed ladlum.

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08/07/2017 4:39 PM

It's a toilet that converts the waste to energy via plasma dissociation....?

Let's light this terd!!

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08/07/2017 4:42 PM

So it spins? Also looks like friction pads on it. W.A.G. - Wind turbine hub?

I think SolarEagles is a wind turbine bearing.

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08/07/2017 5:16 PM

Though it's been known to "see some wind"...

"Not quite".

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08/07/2017 5:20 PM

My next guess was going to be the blade pitch controller, but I think I am on the wrong track.

Unless it's off an old propeller driven aircraft..

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08/07/2017 4:44 PM

It's a UFO headlight housing you found while digging in your backyard.....

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08/07/2017 6:00 PM

Zero gravity toilet valve....

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08/07/2017 6:31 PM

It's the window from a deep sea exploration vehicle....

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08/07/2017 6:46 PM

OOOOoooooohhhhhh ....

you could maybe perhaps possibly kinda sort-of be getting warm, there, SE...(!)

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08/07/2017 6:39 PM

Responding to #6 "Let's light this terd"

Uh...I doubt that THAT particular saying was ever uttered...(!)

But ... "maybe something CLOSE!"

Responding to #8

"There are still glitches", wrt inserting animations:

[Copy & Paste this link into a new window/Tab]

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2D37kIyHHKPWkxKMUpZUFNNOHc

Responding to #13

Hmmmmm... well, I guess it *might* have a reputation, of sorts, for being able to help with some "elimination", here and there...

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08/07/2017 7:07 PM

It's a window on a spaceship....

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08/07/2017 9:26 PM

...er... you'd have to be "just a little more specific", to get ANY credit whatsoever for THAT comment/guess...

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08/07/2017 7:42 PM

A viewing port for a submarine?

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08/07/2017 9:30 PM

Hmmmmmm....(())....

well, I s'pose by one interpretation or another, it's gran'pappy could qualify as sort of kinda being "something like that"

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08/10/2017 10:35 AM

As suggested previously; I hope none of my answers "led-anybody-astray", thus, deserving "complaint". When I stated:

"it's gran'pappy could qualify as sort of kinda being 'something like that'" ... I expected a "come-back?" of sorts.

Looking back, I might ought-to-have said:

"It's gran'pappy could qualify as sort of kinda being 'something like that'... and, for-what-it's-worth, grand-dad, dad, and '3rd-gen-son' ride this wagon-train all together / all at the same time"

[ Or, something like that... to continue the "prodding"...]

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08/07/2017 7:43 PM

A hub off a wheel for a ship?

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08/07/2017 9:38 PM

"wOw" ... I would almost, sort of be tempted to give you another great big hint, for that guess: making an analogy, to NOT a wheel, but "something round" off a ship.....

but ..... "no"....

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08/07/2017 8:05 PM

It's an underwater camera housing.....or the front of it....

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08/07/2017 9:32 PM

(( you're getting much colder...))

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08/07/2017 8:15 PM

It's a magnifying enclosure that you invented to put on top of ant hills....

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08/08/2017 3:34 PM

.... uh ... having "second thoughts", here {at THIS stage}, I am going to offer only 1/3 of the RESPONSE to THIS preposterous 'guess' that the image (itself) brings-to-mind...

Re:

"It's a ... (whatever)... that you invented" . . .

"No", it is not MY engineering ... but, my (earthly) father's...

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08/09/2017 9:49 AM

...and... "enough waiting" ... another "tidbit" of my response to THIS post (graphic) is:

me thinks it sees a couple orders of magnitude GREATER heat than THAT......

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08/07/2017 8:37 PM

I'm guessing it's maybe an inch or two across, and it's part of a spacecraft landing mechanism.

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08/07/2017 9:48 PM

Hmmmmm..... THIS is a "wee bit" bigger than that. {And, for what it's worth, scaling it down would pose just a *few* minor difficulties...}

But : [[another "hmmmmm"]] YOU are probably the closest to being "onto the target" ... ((actually, it is hard to say unequivocally whether you or Doorman, at #4, are "closest"... though, no "bullseye" yet.))

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08/07/2017 10:16 PM

Ahhha it's this thing....

Eye in the sky....

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08/08/2017 9:35 AM

{sorry, I missed responding to this one earlier}...

"No", it's not THAT thing ... but, maybe related, like a distant cousin (or child thereof)...

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08/07/2017 10:42 PM

It's a cat window for a space suit backpack...

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08/07/2017 10:54 PM

Swashplate for helicopter main rotor - allows the individual blades cyclic pitch to be changed during rotation to vary the thrust vector's direction to alter the flight pat. The collective pitch input also goes through this device to control the total lift force.

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08/08/2017 9:09 AM

Your answer RINGS of one of those "pass-the-story" games (do I need to elaborate?)

SOME of the words that you used "belong" within the answer...but...

"no bullseye yet"....

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08/07/2017 11:23 PM

It is a supporting device for a space docking mechanism.

er., I mean Inconceivable!

It is a supporting device for a space docking mechanism.

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08/07/2017 11:32 PM

An electromagnetic beam colimator!

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08/08/2017 9:11 AM

In response-to 31.....er, "No"...

and, to 32:

Not-even-Remotely... (electronics are at the other end)...

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08/08/2017 12:04 AM

It's the housing for a ship's gyrocompass....

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08/08/2017 9:15 AM

My response here, SE, is "Ditto" response to #30 (my #38)...

I can tell, you are getting "interestingly warm"....

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08/08/2017 12:11 AM

Laser guidance system for a rocket....

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08/08/2017 9:17 AM

"OOOooooooo" ... (!) I could TELL (above), you were getting warmer....((()))

"Close", but no "bullseye" yet ...

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08/10/2017 1:17 PM

You should've said yes, it's part of a rocket at this point....

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08/10/2017 1:49 PM

But, reading: "Laser guidance system for a rocket....",

I spent too much time trying to think how NOT to exclaim that no "laser" is involved at-all at-all...! Being "still-in-my-youth" (then), it was simply ASTONISHING to me, that a rocket ('ejected' from a submarine) could burst-surface, and find a particular STAR (even in broad daylight!!) towards which to "steer"...(!) [Dad was enthralled with Sir Issac's insights, his fervent beliefs that God's clockwork was MEANT to be fully "discernable" by man...]

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"etc. etc. etc. ..."

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08/08/2017 4:56 AM

My first thought - just from the shape - was condenser for an optical microscope (the thing that goes under the stage to illuminate the object on the slide) - but it seems to have too many unnecessary holes etc. (and your hints don't lead me along that path).

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08/08/2017 9:28 AM

Read the most recent hints...

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08/08/2017 5:02 AM

Viewing port on a ship, maybe at or below the water line?

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08/08/2017 9:29 AM

"Ditto", my #38 response to 30!!!

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08/08/2017 9:59 AM

Some sort of nozzle?

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08/08/2017 10:48 AM

ZZZzzing ! ! ___ "Listen_UP!" . . .

Tom could be "onto something" . . .

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08/08/2017 10:54 AM

Jet boat nozzle!

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08/08/2017 11:09 AM

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm....."No"

But...........

"Hmmmmmmmmmmmm"... as in Post #24

"it's gran'pappy could qualify as sort of kinda being 'something like that'"

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08/08/2017 10:05 AM

Rotor tilt bearing on an Osprey?

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08/08/2017 10:46 AM

Hmmmmmm...... as with my response to SE, above...

Your answer, too, "rings"...

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08/08/2017 10:05 AM

Is it a mechanical seal for a propeller shaft on a ship or submarine?

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08/08/2017 10:43 AM

OOOooooo(!) Not a "propeller shaft" . . . but, you are getting as warm as SE...

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08/08/2017 10:56 AM

Is it part of the docking mechanism of a space craft?

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08/08/2017 11:08 AM

Hmmmmmmmm..... ... à la Bill Clinton ...

"That depends on what you mean by 'docking'..." ...but...

"No"

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Re: What Is It ? (Submission)

08/08/2017 11:29 AM

The hub to allow an azimuth thruster rotate?

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08/08/2017 12:52 PM

> > > going kuh-Kuh-KUH >> COLDer...

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08/08/2017 11:38 AM

Looks like a swing type bridge bearing. There was a railroad bridge rebuild here several years ago and a bearing that looked much like this one was one of the items replaced during the rebuild.

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08/08/2017 12:33 PM

Never mind. Wrong picture.

Maybe the tail end optics for a military laser.

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08/08/2017 12:53 PM

I'm pretty certain the MATERIALS are ... "all wrong"...

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08/08/2017 12:24 PM

It's the thrust er shaft seal thingy......that vectors the force to an appropriate angle to correct the forces of gravity and current....whew,,,I think I got it!

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08/08/2017 12:56 PM

H a l f - a - "yAy" . . . you *did* ,

sorta almost kinda --- maybe . . .

( could you be just-a-smidge more specific, please...?)

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08/08/2017 2:05 PM

Seal for a spacecraft manipulator arm?

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08/08/2017 3:20 PM

Hmmmmmmm.........

As in (#55, above) ... ... à la Bill Clinton ...

That depends on what you mean by EACH of 'arm' & 'manipulator'...

... WERE you meaning something LIKE :

... ^ THIS ^ ... ?

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08/08/2017 7:04 PM

I did not have sex with that propeller shaft. Willie (screwy) Clinton

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Re: What Is It ? (Submission)

08/08/2017 4:29 PM

What we have here is a : Seal for a water lubricated propeller shaft.

Maybe a Thordon?

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08/08/2017 5:03 PM

Scratch that. "NOT PROPELLER"

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08/08/2017 5:18 PM

(I think you "snapped-to"already)...

responding here to both #67 & #69...

Look at (my) responses to 49, 53, 57, and...

consider perhaps even (response to) 64 ...

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08/08/2017 5:01 PM

How about bearing for a gun turret on a ship?

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08/08/2017 5:08 PM

and the clevises are for aiming.

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08/08/2017 5:22 PM

OOooooo... your two posts together have that "ringing" quality...

{kinda-sorta-almost-a-little-bit "on-course"...}

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08/08/2017 5:27 PM

Is it a bearing to control the aiming of a laser turret?

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08/08/2017 6:00 PM

See my reply to 74 below

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Re: What Is It ? (Submission)

08/08/2017 5:51 PM

Ok, another shot in the dark...

A ships thruster bearing perhaps?

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08/08/2017 6:05 PM

Ever since Post #1, I keep seeing the term "bearing"... and, my response to that term remains the same:

Hmmmmmmm...(())... we *could* fit that term, "bearing", into the definition (I shall try to remember to do so!)

But ... "not quite"

SO : to CLARIFY : it has nothing-to-do with a (("physical")) bearing...

WITHIN ITS DESCRIPTION, if (or when) I use the term "bearing", it will be meaning the INTANGIBLE bearing, as determined by a compass (or other means)...

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08/08/2017 6:56 PM

Its the missing piece from the build it yourself ICBM kit that Kim jong un recently ordered from Amazon.

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08/08/2017 7:16 PM

For those "following-along", thanks for the great efforts (and laughs) so far.

I hope none of my responses/hints merit "complaint", in the end (no efforts to lead anyone astray, by any means). NO "ANSWER/SOLUTION" here, yet; just "beginnings"...

The unknown "Objet d'art", (as mentioned above) is a work of my Dad... who was guided-along the most "Perfect_Circle" of a career path, doing (mostly) what he loved MOST...while being led-off on a tangent-or-two (during the middle-third of that career), all-of-which "PREPARED" him, to be chosen for this project, as a fitting "crown" to his career, and finishing the bringing-of-him...

..."Full_Circle".

The story of this object BEGAN when he (Dad) was recruited "fresh out of Akron University" as a math major (the US Navy needed a GS-5 level mathematician to work in their R&D department). And so (a couple years before I was born), his first "activity" was working with a several other "math whiz's" to "crunch some numbers".

The gathering of these "numbers" involved a LOT of work with the state-of-the-art tools of the day: his K&E Slide Rule (which I now possess, together with its fading-fast manual!), and... the SEXTANT.

The result of their labors (at that "birthing") was a "volume":

Elementary Manual Of Statistical Methods And Experimental Design” (for which Dad performed the "Final Edit"...regrettably, I think theirs was the only "Copy" ever done, of that work!)

The story shall be finished ... AFTER allowing for a few additional "attempts to win"...(!)

EDIT! "Tony" managed to "pipe-in" whilest I was being interrupted in my composition here...(!?!)

TO Which I should respond..................... (er.....which "missing piece" are you referring to...???)

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08/08/2017 7:53 PM

It's a torpedo nose,,,or the other end....Probably one of those that jumps out of the water....

...or maybe in the middle....? ....that's not a torpedo boy, that's a cruise missile!

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08/09/2017 6:16 AM

Between you, and Tony (see my reply to him in my EDIT, bottom of the post 80), as well as another "nose at the finish line", up above, we are getting hotter than a firecracker!

I see an answer, very soon !

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08/09/2017 6:26 AM

Does "guidance" light any lamps?

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08/09/2017 6:41 AM

Oh yes: there's that thing about the nose cones of heat seeking missiles "watching you" as you walk through the storage area.

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08/09/2017 9:06 AM

In that old "Bill Clinton-ish" context ... depends on EXACTLY what you mean by "guidance"...

...see my reply #92 {and "follow-through"}, below...

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08/09/2017 10:38 AM

Ok, does "LASER" light any lamps?

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08/08/2017 7:56 PM

... thanks for clarifying.

It's a spirograph.

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08/09/2017 8:59 AM

. . . "raspberries" . . . ((((()))))

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08/09/2017 7:02 PM

Without further delay [Doorman, et. al.] ~

THE ANSWER - as abbreviated-as-I-can-make-it, here:

That "Naval civil service recruiter" referred-to in #80 was from the US Naval Air Missile Test Center, Point Mugu, CA). Being heavily involved in the Korean War, the Navy was considering building the Polaris Missile Submarine...but (if they WERE to do so), there were some questions, including:

"With what degree of accuracy might they expect to be able to hit a target, '1000 miles' away?"

[You must start by knowing EXACTLY where-the-heck you ARE, before the Launch button is pushed!]

So, that initial work previously mentioned (using K&E slide rules and sextants), in the document that it produced, supported an "error" of 1/8th mile.

Knowing that technologies were already advancing at a pace that would continue throughout design and construction, decision was made to initiate the program.

Right thereafter (1952), following graduation, Dad's career in rocket motor development “took-off” while attached (as a Lieutenant) to the Army at White Sands Proving Grounds.

GE had finished test-firing 65 captured German V2's, leaving 3 static test firings and three test flights to complete (the static firings to be in support of Dr. Von Braun’s work at Redstone Arsenal, the center for the U.S. space program).

Experience 'crunching that data' (which was alcohol/oxygen propelled, as well as other 'works'... and becoming quite 'fluent' in nozzle design, propellants, and propellant casings) led him into-and-through other projects including a Mark 32 meteorological "Dart" rocket with BFG Aerospace, and resurrecting the Sidewinder (which was about to be scrapped).

By doubling the total impulse obtained {using the original motor case}, its performance has allowed it to remain a "mainstay" in our military for over 60 years!

[The US Navy hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of its existence in 2002.]

A "lull" in such developments led Dad into the field of acoustics, during which period he enjoyed "similar accomplishments" (not for THIS post)... But, having made Fellow within The Acoustical Society of America [chairing a new Task Group, creating a consensus-type standard test method: ASTM Standard E 756-80 (Standard Method for Measuring Vibration-Damping Properties of Materials)]; this "credentialed" him to be called-back into-service for the Titan Booster program. The boosters were suffering "self-destruction" due to excessive vibrations, requiring analysis and subsequent installation of (new) rubber linings within.

Meanwhile, the Polaris sub program was well underway, and, the missile system(s) had already been through several "evolutions".

The ["Final"] version, the Trident II (D5) was in-the-works, when Dad was brought-in to wring-out the difficulties being experienced with the 3rd stage.

Long-story-short (well, 'almost'):

efforts to achieve the combination of range and accuracy were not yet "on-target". After reviewing scads of data pertaining to what had been tried already..."Bingo!" It was clear that a whole new approach was necessary. Having "been through the wringer" with a wide array of projects leading him up to this, the project came-together with surprisingly few "bumps" (one already mentioned).

The FlexSeal nozzle ... an assembly having the seal (image-in-question), with a layered / self-consuming nozzle attached thereto (being much lighter, more flexible/steerable) afforded an even lighter and more responsive steering mechanism, providing the necessary accuracy while at the same time affording the desired improvement in range.

The D5 remains our country's (as well as Britain's) "de facto standard" deterrent...deployable anywhere on the planet...after 27 years in service!

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Of COURSE , some people will feel compelled to post images of the FIRST D5 launch/failure (spiral) [It goes without saying, that THAT was an error in the 1st stage...]

Re-Cap / "Full_Circle" ---- So, the D5 provided a fitting crown to his career:

(not forgetting the "conceptualization"/"statistics" birthing-phase work)

Having begun his career at White Sands in 1952 ~ Project V-2 ; overall length 46 ft. / total weight w/payload 15 tons; range 200 miles …

he would finish in 1992 on the Trident 3-stage missile ~ length 46 ft. ; weight 15 tons ; range 6000 miles! ... complete with W88 warhead, courtesy of Dr. Teller.

[ I thank the Lord each and every day for the parents with whom He blessed me. And just as important ~ I thank my Dad for insuring that I *knew* "the Father above him"...]

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08/10/2017 9:22 AM

OOOps ... I neglected to answer PART of the original post (shame-on-me!)... so, before anybody chides me for same:

with respect to its SIZE (the seal itself...sorry, no nozzle images, here):

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08/10/2017 10:39 AM

That's awesome! A job well done by your Dad. A hearty thanks to him for all his good work. (And he sounds like a great Father also.)

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Re: What Is It ? (Submission)

08/08/2017 8:40 PM

Is it a ship compass That could be part of your "bearing" comments

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08/08/2017 10:22 PM

I would suggest that you re-read my post number 76, slowly and carefully...

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08/08/2017 11:03 PM

outer space laser range finder optic.

bagel size

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08/09/2017 9:03 AM

See my Reply to SE, above ....

{...that "other nose" referring-to Tom_C...}

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Re: What Is It ? (Submission)

08/09/2017 6:53 AM

Is this the thing that deploys the stabilizer fins after a missile leaves the launch tube?

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