The engine features a modular design, which means that individual parts, units and modules can be repaired or replaced in the field.
The RD-33’s excellent gas flow stability against ambient disturbances, including the firing of onboard weapons, dramatically facilitates control of the aircraft. These engines also offer a high rate of thrust increase and, therefore, aircraft acceleration, which is especially critical for today’s jet fighters.
The RD-33 engine family includes the following versions:
- RD-33 series series 3, an engine with a longer service life;
- RD-33B/NB, an engine without the afterburner for various types of aircraft;
- SMR-95, an engine for upgrading foreign 2nd and 3rd generation jet fighters;
- RD-93, a version for the FC-1 airplane;.
- RD-33MK (Sea Wasp), an improved version of RD-33 for new MiG-35 jet fighters and MiG29K shipborne fighters.
An RD-33 version with a thrust vectoring nozzle (TVN) is also available. New engines of the RD-33 family include BARK digital monitoring and control systems. Repair and maintenance of RD-33 engines take advantage of an information and diagnostics system (IDS).
- The most mass-produced jet engine in its class
- Adopted by the military in 25 countries as a component of MiG-29 fighters
- Employed to power the unique super-maneuverable MiG-29OVT fighter
- Installed of various models of the MiG-29 fighter family
- Developed in 1985
- Thrust class - 8000-9000 kgf
Principal specifications of RD-33:
|Full afterburning performance (H=0, М=0):|
|Maximum performance without afterburning (H=0, М=0):|
|Maximum diameter, mm||1040|