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The Turbo-Union RB199 Aircraft Engine

The Turbo-Union RB199 has been designed and developed only for the Panavia Tornado, Rolls-Royce, MTU and FiatAvio all worked together to create the engine in the early 1970's and it first ran in 1972 although at this time it still lacked the thrust reverser which was added later.

Turbo-Union RB199 Aircraft Engine


Aircraft that are powered by the Turbo-Union RB199

Panavia Tornado F3 adv Air Defence Interceptor
Panavia Tornado GR1 Anti-Shiping BomberPanavia Tornado GR4 IDS Fighter Bomber
Panavia Tornado ECR Electronic combat and Reconnaissance

Turbo-Union RB199-104 Specifications:

  • Type: Turbofan with re-heat and reverse thrust
  • Length: 142 in (3,607 mm)
  • Diameter: 28.3 in (719 mm)
  • Dry weight: 2,151 lb (975.6 kg)
  • Compressor: 3-stage LP, 3-stage IP, 6-stage HP
  • Turbine: Single stage HP, Single stage IP, 2-stage LP

Turbo-Union RB199-104 Performance:

  • Maximum thrust: 16,400 lb (73 kN) with reheat, 9,100 lbf (40.5 kN) dry
  • Overall pressure ratio: 23.5:1
  • Bypass ratio: 1.1:1
  • Thrust-to-weight ratio: 7.6:1 (with reheat)

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