For everyone who wants to know everything about the history, development, building and testing of the largest and most powerful rocket ever built, the SATURN V, this book is a must have, I would say a scale-setting book. Not only that the reader gets an enourmous never published amount on data, photos, drawings and information, but the author Alan Lawrie has also added a DVD to the book, which contains rare and never seen movies of test firings of the various SATURN V stages and engines (F-1, J-2) from different angles.
You will like these movies which show the raw power of the mighty SATURN V engines, as well as the assembly of the SATURN V in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center.
In the first part of the book all the components of the rocket like engines and stages are explained very detailed, as well as the manufacturing-/ transport-processes and the various facilities to built the SATURN V. In the second part of his book, the author described very detailed and visualized by many photos, each stage from all ever built SATURN V rockets reaching from manufacturing and transport to testings in
chronological order. At the end of the book a payload planners guide of the SATURN V shows the versatility and the potential of this rocket.
After reading this book you will have no more questions left on the SATURN V! You can also find very detailed historic-, testing- and manufacture-data of each engine and each SATURN V stage ever built, on the included DVD. This book closes a big gap in documenting the SATURN V rocket!