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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"

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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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