The First Saturn V On the Launchpad
The photo titled "a special Boeing team.." shows my father, Charlie Clarke, ( facing camera in suit) . He was an Engineer with Boeing. My father was with Boeing through the Apollo Missions and then with PRC and retired with Lockheed in 1990. he is now 84 years old and resides in Newnan Ga.
Peter Moss is correct, when I was at Kennedy in 1968 there were 3 crawlers - clearly seen in the this last photos. I belive that one was retired to serve as spare parts. LRW
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If there were only two crawlers - then how come in the next 'shot' from altitude, looking to the VAB, we see one in the fore-ground and TWO more in the right background? That makes 3 by me...
As a programmer out of Goddard SFC outside DC, I would love to have more info on the pictures, dates, etc.
There are only two crawlers. They move under the launch platforms and hydraulically lift the platform. The platform has a base and the tower. The crawler is seperate.
The majority of the full-up or under-assembly pictures of the Saturn V seem to be of Apollo 4 - aka AS-501, the first unmanned flight article. AS-501 was launched on 9 November 1967. It may not be so obvious, but a lot of the lab and 'assembly/testing' pictures are of mockup hardware, as evidenced by the lack of complete flight fixtures, dents, scratches, and peeling paint.