Apollo Hatch Hinge
  • Apollo hatch hinge moves the hatch outward, then swings it aside.
  • Photo shows Apollo 17 hatch, with digital model of hinge: extended, folded, and another folded view.
  • See the hinge opening motion in the image sequence below.
  • Side view drawings show the hinge  folded and fully extended.
  • Based on 14 dimensioned Apollo engineering drawings by North American Aviation, Inc.
Rotating Picture

Apollo hatch hinge side view drawings, with hinge folded (left) and fully extended.

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