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Kolesov RD-36-51


The Kolesov RD-36-51 was a supersonic turbojet engine used on the Tu-144D SST.

The RD-36-51 produced a thrust of 18,100 kgf (per one) and consumed 25,700 kg fuel per hour (per four) 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.


Type: Turbojet
Compressor: Axial
Maximum thrust: 24,000 kgf at takeoff and 5,400 kgf cruise
Specific fuel consumption: 1.23 lb/lbf h



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