Mikulin AM-3

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AM-3
Type Turbojet
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer
Designed by Alexander Mikulin
Major applications

The Mikulin AM-3 (also called RD-3M) was a turbojet engine developed in the Soviet Union by Alexander Mikulin.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The development of the high-performance single-shaft engine began in 1948. The engine was used in different versions for the Tupolev Tu-16 and Tu-104, as well as the Myasishchev M-4. It had a single-stage low-pressure and an eight-stage high-pressure compressor, powered by a two-stage high-pressure turbine.

Variants[edit]

AM-3
first series version
AM-3A
AM-3D
Version for M-4 with 85,6 kN thrust
AM-3M-200
AM-3M-500, AM-3M-500A: developed further versions with 93,1 kN
WP-8
Chinese copy of the AM-3 with 91,3 kN thrust for the Xian H-6 (reproduction of the Tu-16)

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turbojet engine
  • Length: 5,380 mm
  • Diameter: 1,400 mm
  • Dry weight: 3,100 kg

Components

  • Compressor: axial-flow, single stage LP, 8-stage HP

Performance

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p. 104.
Bibliography
  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9