The Kolesov RD-36-51 was a supersonic turbojet engine used on the Tu-144D SST. 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). 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.
- Type: Turbojet
- Dry weight:
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