Tumansky R-13

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Type Turbojet
Manufacturer Tumansky
Major applications Sukhoi Su-15
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
Developed from Tumansky R-11

The Tumansky R-13 is a Soviet turbojet engine designed by Sergei Alekseevich Gavrilov.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Tumansky R-13 is a development of the successful Tumansky R-11 engine, it is a two-spool axial-flow turbojet featuring a new five-stage high-pressure compressor, new combustion chamber design to facilitate restarting the engine at high altitudes, new afterburner, and greater use of titanium components. It is used by MiG-21M, MF, SM, and SMT, and Sukhoi Su-15M and TM. R-13 is also built in China as LM WP13, and experienced similar fate like Tumansky R-11: originally, both were licensed to be built in China, but after the Sino-Soviet split all Soviet technical support was withdrawn and Chinese proceeded on their own. Under the leadership of the general designer Jiang Hepu (江和甫), both R-11 and R-13 were successfully built in China.

Specifications (R-13-300)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Type: Afterburning turbojet
  • Length: 4,605 mm (181.3 in)
  • Diameter: 1,095 mm (43.1 in)
  • Dry weight: 1,205 kg (2,656 lb)



See also[edit]

Related development

Related lists



  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p. 168.


  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9.

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