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    1964 NASA nuclear rocket nozzle fabrication - photo

    Nuclear rocket nozzle fabrication at NASA's Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center), c. 1964. Full caption: "LEWIS NOZZLE FOR THE B-1 KIWI ENGINE IN THE LATHE AT THE FABRICATION SHOP DURING WRAPPING PROCESS"

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...e_fullsize.jpg



    More info on the Kiwi nuclear reactor and rocket:
    https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/historic-f...s-area/7911-2/


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    The OP a good representation of filament winding. Nowadays fully automated; you've probably seen one product. They look similar to compressed gas cylinders, but the fiberglass very obvious.
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