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Kolesov RD-36-51

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Kolesov RD-36-51

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]

The RD-36-51 produced a thrust of 18,100 kgf (per one) and consumed 25,700 kg fuel per hour (per four).[2] and gave the aircraft a maximum range of 6,500 km.

The engine was a replacement for the Kuznetsov NK-144 turbofan, and its use permitted significantly increased range particularly in supercruise.


  • Variants 1
  • Specifications (RD-36-51) 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4



Specifications (RD-36-51)

General characteristics

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


  • Compressor: Axial


See also

Comparable engines
Related lists


  1. ^ a b PSC «Tupolev» - TU-144
  2. ^ Interesting engine's comparisons (
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