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RD-1
Glushko Nitric acid/Kerosene rocket engine. Used for JATO take-off acceleration of Pe-2, La-7, Yak-3, Su-6 airplanes. Developed 1941-45. First Russian liquid propellant rocket engine. Production 1944-45. Ignition was by an ethane-air mixture.

Status: Developed 1941-45. Date: 1941-45. Thrust: 2.94 kN (661 lbf). Unfuelled mass: 56 kg (123 lb). Specific impulse: 200 s.

Engine: 56 kg (123 lb). Chamber Pressure: 20.00 bar. Thrust to Weight Ratio: 5.35.



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RD-1KhZ Glushko Nitric acid/Kerosene rocket engine. take-off acceleration of Pe-2R, La-7R, Yak-3, Su-6, Su-7, La-120R airplanes. Developed 1941-46. The RD-1KhZ was a variant of the RD-1 engine with chemical ignition. Production 1944-45.

RD-2MZV Dushkin Nitric acid/Kerosene rocket engine. I-270. Developed 1944-47. Thrust variable 0.1-0.3 metric tons / 0.35-1.4 metric tons.

RD-2 Glushko Nitric acid/Kerosene rocket engine. experimental. Developed 1945-47. The RD-2 was based on the RD-1 engine. Used chemical ignition.

RD-2MZV-F Dushkin Nitric acid/Kerosene rocket engine. Samolet 5. Developed 1946.

RD-3 Glushko Nitric acid/Kerosene rocket engine. experimental. Developed 1950's. The RD-3 was a cluster of three RD-1 engines with a new common turbopump. Ignition was by an ethane-air mixture.

Family: Storable liquid. Country: Russia. Propellants: Nitric acid/Kerosene. Agency: Glushko bureau. Bibliography: 342.

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