Russian aircraft engine turned out to be the most powerful in the world

The NK-32 aircraft engine is the most powerful turbojet power plant in the world and can be considered the pearl of Russia's engine building, writes the Chinese publication Sohu.

According to Chinese experts, Washington and Beijing can only dream of such an aircraft engine. And although the US aviation industry holds a leading position in the world, Boeing Corporation products are ubiquitous and Americans were the first to create a fifth-generation fighter, their engine products cannot be considered the best.

The F-135 engine from Pratt & Whitney is positioned as one of the most advanced power units in the world, its afterburner thrust is about 18-19 tons. From the point of view of technical characteristics, it is very advanced, its main disadvantage is high fuel consumption. But it cannot be compared with the NK-32, which was developed back in the Soviet years. Its maximum thrust is an incredible 25 tons.

- writes the edition.

American experts have so far failed to bring the characteristics of their products closer to the NK-32. At the same time, Beijing several times asked Moscow to sell him these products. But each time it was refused, since these aircraft engines were mounted on supersonic strategic bombers with a variable sweep wing Tu-160.

On the afterburner, the speed of the Tu-160 can reach Mach 2,2, which is unbelievable for such a huge aircraft. It flies much faster than many American interceptors. Before the Tu-160, American strategic B-52 bombers look more like a child who has not yet grown

- added to the publication.

As a result, the publication concluded that Russia does not export the NK-32, since a large number of developments and of technologiesremaining unknown to other states. The Russians would rather agree to destroy "every screw of it" than share the secrets of this aircraft engine. Initially, Beijing was really discouraged by such a decisive refusal of Moscow, but in the end accepted it, realized and appreciated it.
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  1. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 17 May 2020 17: 25
    Its maximum traction is an incredible 25 tons.

    Author, do not tell me !!! Use Google while it is available in Russia !!
    Google question: “The most powerful airplane engine”
    Google replied:

    The GE90-115B, a GE90 high-thrust variant of GE Aviation, generates thrust of up to 115 pounds (or 300 tons) at sea level, making it the world's most powerful commercial jet engine. The GE52,3 was developed specifically for the Boeing 90 series, and more than 777 engines are in service with the Boeing.

    Yes, this engine is purely for civil aviation, but the author of the article wrote about “the most powerful in the world!”.
    It turns out that the NK-32 is so-so, mediocre.
    1. Sanches sokolov Offline Sanches sokolov
      Sanches sokolov (Sanchey) 17 May 2020 19: 57
      We are talking about engines that can enter the supersonic mode and work in it for a long time.
      1. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 17 May 2020 20: 15
        Thanks, I understood, and decided to rummage.
        I asked Google about the most powerful military engine:
        Question for google: which the most powerful fighter jet engine.
        Google replied: (for 2017)

        If a fighter, then the F-35 engine - the most powerful jet fighter engine used in Lockheed Martin F-35 lightning II, producing 125 kN specific thrust and 190 kN thrust with afterburner.
        The specific thrust of this engine is twice as high as that of modern fighters such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Rafeal.
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        2. shadow Offline shadow
          shadow 18 May 2020 01: 56
          If you do not agree, you can contact Soh.

          The NK-32 aircraft engine is the most powerful turbojet power plant in the world and can be considered the pearl of Russia's engine building, writes the Chinese publication Sohu.
        3. Peter Rusin Offline Peter Rusin
          Peter Rusin (Peter Rusin) 18 May 2020 15: 02
          One trouble, the F-35 in supersonic should not fly for more than 45 seconds, otherwise design flaws can lead to the loss of a fighter! (About Stealth cover silent).
    2. Dear sofa expert. 18 May 2020 00: 03
      ... Author, do not tell me !!! Use Google while it is available in Russia !! ..

      Take advantage, read!
    3. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 18 May 2020 08: 43
      Author, do not tell!

      You’re not laughing ... It’s about turbojet engines, not about "fans". These are different types.
    4. Knut Johanson Offline Knut Johanson
      Knut Johanson (Knut Johansson) 26 May 2020 08: 58
      We are talking about turbojet engines that fly on supersonic. What you called is a turbofan engine flying at subsonic speed.
    5. paramidon tabletkin (paramidon tabletkin) 30 May 2020 11: 44
      Where will you put this "GE"? American B-52 and B-1B, for some reason do not use this "GE", do you know why?
      The latest series of Boeing accidents is a consequence of the huge size of this trash ...
  2. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 18 May 2020 09: 13
    The most powerful engine in its class, but not the most powerful at all. The Chinese praise him because they are trying to buy. Then it breaks off, maybe yes - or maybe not. With the engines of the West, definitely not.
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  4. Wladimir molendor (Wladimir Molendor) 19 May 2020 00: 47
    I do not have enough knowledge to argue with people who know and at the same time the question arises about the astronauts and the ISS. How is it that without Russian engines, the Americans are not able to put anything into orbit. I understand that these are very complex things, but the facts of the dependence of the Americans on Russia are obvious.
    1. Ahmed Markhud Offline Ahmed Markhud
      Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 19 May 2020 17: 29
      Why did it come that the Americans are not able to put anything into orbit? The launch vehicle Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Delta 4, etc., without any problems put into orbit loads of tens of tons and they do not have a single Russian component. The only US carrier where the Soviet (Russian) RD-180 engine is used in the first stage is the Atlas-5 launch vehicle.
      1. radiootdel4 Offline radiootdel4
        radiootdel4 (Vladimir) 28 May 2020 15: 44
        It meant the lack of manned ...
      2. paramidon tabletkin (paramidon tabletkin) 30 May 2020 11: 48
        Ahahahaha !!! What are the loads?