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RD-018


Bondaryuk ramjet engine. 98 kN. Buran missile, early version. Out of Production. Isp=1500s. 1.8 m diameter ramjet engine initially considered for Buran M-42. RD-020 adpopted later during development.

Thrust is maximum thrust at cruise altitude. Specific impulse is that at cruise design point.

Application: Buran missile, early version..

Status: Out of Production.
Thrust: 98.00 kN (22,031 lbf).
Specific impulse: 1,500 s.
Burn time: 8,500 s.

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Bondaryuk Russian manufacturer of rocket engines. Bondaryuk Design Bureau, Russia. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Air/Kerosene Ambient air (78 % nitrogen, 21% oxygen, etc.) is scooped up by air intakes and used in turbojet, turbofan, ramjet, scramjet, or other airbreathing engines. It is used to burn aviation-grade kerosene, commercial grade JP-4 or JP-5, their military equivalents, or special high-temperature blends such as those used in the SR-71. More...

Bibliography
  • Petrakov, V M, O vklade OKB-23 V M Myasishcheva v prakticheskoe osushchecstvlenie idey K E Tsilokovskovo, Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Koissiya po razrabotke nauchnovo nasoediya K E Tsiolkovskovo, 1990/I16..
  • Borisov, A, "'Buran' - polyot v nikuda?", Novosti kosmonavtiki, 1998, Issue 23/24, page 68..

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