Various sections of the Rocketdyne F-1 document R-3896 can be found scattered about the web, but I can't find R-3896-4. It's described as

R-3896-4 F-1 Rocket Engine Illustrated Parts Breakdown

This manual contains illustrative and columnar listings of all parts of the engine that can be disassembled, reassembled, repaired, replaced, or overhauled. This manual locates and identifies the interrelationship of parts, aids in the requisition of replacement parts, and indicates part usage and inter changeability and recommended repair or replacement for the F-1 engine and its individual components and parts.

I am looking for a .pdf of this document.

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Screenshot from R-3896-1 INTRODUCTION page xii

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    $\begingroup$ @JanDoggen The title of that is listed as "F-1 Engine Static Fire Test", so I doubt it is the right document. I bet it just references that document number. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ @JanDoggen That's a HAER document, much newer vintage than what I'm looking for. Thanks for the attempt! A similar HAER document is discussed here: space.stackexchange.com/q/38449/6944 I did actually try a google search before posting the question. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 17:39
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    $\begingroup$ After an extremely thorough effort at doing fuzzy searches of various archives, I'm fairly confident no publicly accessible PDF is available. Someone's going to have to be generous and share one with you (alleged physical copies of this document are for sale on Ebay). I wish you luck! $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ @tckosvic I edited in a screen shot from the document R-3896-1 INTRODUCTION which lists all the other sections of the document by number and title. It is the exact text that I quoted in the question. Any help greatly appreciated. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 26, 2022 at 21:37
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    $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble I have recently acquired a copy of R-3896-4 from the Ebay seller called2Voyage mentioned. If you are still interrested, just add a comment below mine and tell me where I should send it to and I'll be happy to oblige. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 15, 2022 at 15:50

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For anyone else interrested, I have provided Rocketdyne Document R-3896-4 "F-1 Rocket Engine Illustrated Parts Breakdown" among all the other F-1 Rocket Engine Manuals here:


I have also provided the respective J-2 Manuals which can be found here:


  • $\begingroup$ Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this with us! $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Commented Aug 4, 2022 at 22:35
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage You're welcome! $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 5, 2022 at 22:18

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