Lyulka AL-21

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Airforce Museum Berlin-Gatow 313.JPG
Lyulka AL-21F3 engine, Airforce Museum of the Bundeswehr; Berlin-Gatow
Type Turbojet
Manufacturer Lyulka
Major applications Sukhoi Su-17
Sukhoi Su-24
Yakovlev Yak-38

The Lyulka AL-21 is an axial flow turbojet engine created by the Soviet Design Bureau named for its chief designer Arkhip Mikhailovich Lyulka.

Design and development[edit]

The AL-21 entered service in the early 1960s. With later marks AL-21F3 it was used in the Sukhoi Su-17, Sukhoi Su-24, early Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23, and Sukhoi T-10 (Sukhoi Su-27 prototype). A non-afterburning version powered the Yakovlev Yak-38 VTOL fighter.

Specifications (AL-21F3)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Type: Afterburning turbojet
  • Length: 5,300 mm (209 in)
  • Diameter: 1,000 mm (39 in)
  • Dry weight: 1,700 kg (3,740 lb)



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