Figure 4-6.Launching engine steam piston assembly.
and holds the forward end of the strip in place. The
tensioning force applied to the sealing strip is provided
by a compressed spring. This force is transmitted to the
sealing strip through the tensioner guide, which is free
to slide back and forth on rollers.
Sealing Strip Anchor and Guide
The sealing strip anchor installation is mounted on
the forward flange of each thrust exhaust unit (see fig.
4-3). It anchors the after end of the sealing strip by