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Kuznetsov NK-144

 

The Kuznetsov NK-144 is an afterburning turbofan engine made by the Soviet Kuznetsov Design Bureau. Used on the early models of the Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic aircraft, it was very inefficient and was replaced with the Kolesov RD-36-51 turbojet engine.

 

Specifications:

NK-144
Thrust (kg): 28,660 (dry) 38,580 (wet)
Airflow: 551 lb/s
OPR: 14.2
BPR: 0.60
Spools: 2 2
SFC: 1.81 lb/lbf hour

 

 


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