WW-II rocket motor on E-bay - opinions ?

Woww.....$99,000...quite a haul for quite a piece of history!

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a) it would be very dumb to do it without a major overhaul and an extensive study of the engine....actually, might be worthwhile to make a replica with modern materials and run that. b) a permit? What is a permit going to do for you? You don't need no stinkin' permit...unless you really need a permit...then you get one. c) there is risk if everything, but historically speaking, firing one up and documenting on video/audio for posterity would be very worthwhile. With the right people (definitely not the mythbusters) taking the proper precautions, running this engine, while a major undertaking, under controled conditions ought to be tried....but only if you are going to do it under near lab conditions. Just my opinion...it isn't an ordinary "motor".
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