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Tumansky RD-9

Preserved Tumansky RD-9B turbojet engine
Type Turbojet
Manufacturer Tumansky
First run 1953
Major applications Yak-25

The Tumansky RD-9 (initially designated Mikulin AM-5) was an early Soviet turbojet engine, not based on pre-existing German or British designs. The AM-5 was available in 1952 and completed testing in 1953; it produced 25.5 kN (5,700 lbf) thrust without afterburner. AM-5 engine is notable for making possible the first Soviet supersonic interceptor, the MiG-19 and the first all-weather area interceptor, the Yak-25.[1] When Sergei Tumansky replaced Alexander Mikulin as the OKB-24's chief designer in 1956, the engine was renamed RD-9. The engine was later built under license in China as the WP-6.

Variants and applications

Used in the East German civilian jetliner project Baade 152 in 1958 and 1959, replaced when Pirna 014 engines became available.
Non-afterburning versions for the Yak-25 and Yak-26.
Afterburning version for the Yak-27 and Yak-28.
Afterburning version for the Yak-27 and Yak-28.
Afterburning version for early MiG-19s.
Afterburning version for later MiG-19s.
Afterburning version used in the Ilyushin Il-40P.
Chinese built version for the Shenyang J-6.

Specifications (RD-9BF-811)

Data from

General characteristics

  • Type: Afterburning turbojet
  • Length: 5,560 mm (219 in)
  • Diameter: 670 mm (26 in)
  • Dry weight: 725 kg (1,600 lb)



See also

Related lists


  1. ^
  • The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft: 1875-1995, Bill Gunston, ISBN 1-85532-405-9.

External links

  • RD-9B page on (cs)
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