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Soviet jet engine. Museum display diagram of a cross-section through the engine of a Soviet semi-jet stratospheric aeroplane. The intake is at right, with the exhaust gases at left providing the jet-like propulsion. Cyrillic text is at upper left and lower right. This diagram is part of a display provided at the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics. This museum is located in Kaluga, Russia, and is named after the pioneering Russian spaceflight theorist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935). The museum was opened in 1967 and was the world's first museum on the history of space exploration. Photographed in 1969.
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