Kolesov RD-36-51

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RD-36-51
Tu-144-Nachbrenner.jpg
RD-36-51 installed on a (mothballed) Tu-144 aircraft
Type Turbojet
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Kolesov Design Bureau
Major applications Tupolev Tu-144

The Kolesov RD-36-51 was a supersonic turbojet engine used on the Tu-144D SST.[1] It had a translating-plug variable-area nozzle.

The RD-36-51A produced 20,000 kgf thrust at take-off and had a cruise specific fuel consumption of 1.22 kg/(kgp h).[2] which gave the aircraft a maximum range of 6,500 km.

The engine was a replacement for the Kuznetsov NK-144 turbofan, giving an increase in full payload range from 3,080km to 5,330km.[2]

Variants[edit]

RD-36-41
RD-36-51
RD-36-51A

Specifications (RD-36-51)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turbojet
  • Length:
  • Diameter:
  • Dry weight:

Components

  • Compressor: Axial

Performance

See also[edit]

Comparable engines
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b PSC «Tupolev» - TU-144
  2. ^ a b Tupolev Tu-144, Gordon, Komissarov and Rigmant 2015,Schiffer Publishing Ltd., ISBN 978-0-7643-4894-5, p.248