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Klimov VK-1

The Engine Specifications
In 1946, the British government allowed Rolls-Royce to export the Nene turbojet engine to the Soviet Union.  The Klimov construction bureau quickly copied the engine then began improving it.

The resulting RD-45 (later VK-1) began production in 1947.  Over 39,000 were produced.  A further 8,500 were built in China by Shen Yang under license.

Compressor: single-stage centrifugal
Turbine: single-stage
Mass flow: 99 lb/sec
Models Used by
VK-1: 5,952 lb (26.5 kN) thrust
VK-1F: 7,452 lb (33 kN) afterburning thrust
MiG-15 "Fagot"
MiG-17 "Fresco"
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page updated 31 May 2003



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