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Joint-stock company
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1912; 105 years ago (1912)
Headquarters Saint Petersburg, Russia
Products Gas turbines, Engines, Gearboxes, Auxiliary power units
Revenue $249 million[1] (2015)
Parent United Engine Corporation[2]
Website klimov.ru

The Joint Stock Company Klimov (or JSC Klimov) presently manufactures internationally certified gas turbine engines, main gearboxes and accessory drive gearboxes for transport category aircraft.

Originally established as Kirill Klimov Experimental Design Bureau in Saint-Petersburg under the direction of Vladimir Yakovlevich Klimov (Влади́мир Я́ковлевич Кли́мов) (1892-1962), Klimov designed engines for Soviet aircraft based on Renault aircraft engine designs.[3]


The Klimov OKB was formed in the early 1930s to produce and improve upon the liquid-cooled Hispano-Suiza 12Y V-12 piston engine for which the USSR had acquired a license. At that time Klimov also manufactured motorcycles.

In 1946 the British government allowed Rolls-Royce to sell a number of Nene and Derwent V turbojet engines to the Soviet Union. Klimov OKB was given the task of "metrifying" the British designs, without the knowledge or permission of the West, as the VK-1 and RD-500.

Klimov United Engine Company is now located in Saint-Petersburg region.

Piston engines[edit]

During World War II, designations were changed from M (motor) to VK (the lead designer's initials)

Gas turbine engines[edit]

TV3-117VM VMA for Mil and Kamov helicopters
TV3-117VMA-SBM1 Turboprop for the An-140 , MiG-110 , Be-32K
TV7-117S Turboprop for Aircraft
  • Klimov TV and VK derived Turboprop and Turbofan engines powerplants
  • Klimov TV17-117 new perspective engine, follow up of the TV family
  • VK-1
  • VK-3
  • VK-800
  • VK-1500 variant or derivative of TV3-117 engine
  • VK-2500 enhancement of TV3-117
  • VK-3000 , VK3500 , VK-5000 and/or VK-6000 perspective
  • GTU-18P GTU-14F GTU-24R GTU-28N Gas Turbines
  • GTD-1000T , GTD-1250
  • GTD-1400 , GTD-1500

Auxiliary power unit[edit]

  • GTDE-117
  • VK-100
  • VK-150


  1. ^ http://www.rbc.ru/magazine/2016/05/5716c2249a79472b85254179.
  2. ^ "Structure" (in Russian). United Engine Corporation. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  3. ^ http://klimov.ru/en/about/history/

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