In contrast to the parent model, the SMR-95’s accessory gearbox is located below the engine; it also has a greater length determined by the dimensions of the aircraft body. The engine passed bench tests and flight tests on the Super Mirage F-1 and Super Cheetah D-2 aircraft of the South African Air Force. The flight performance and combat efficiency of these fighter equipped with the new engine improved by a factor ranging from 1.2 to 3.0.
Owing to the SMR-95 excellent gas flow stability against ambient disturbances, including the use of onboard weapons, there are no restrictions on aircraft control. These engines also have a high rate of thrust increase and, consequently, flight acceleration, which is especially critical for front-line fighters.
Field servicing (“large unit assembly and disassembly”) and replacement of individual parts, units and modules are possible due to the engine’s modular construction.
- The first Russian project involving the development of an engine for foreign fighters
- Successfully passed flight tests on the Super Mirage F-1 and Super Cheetah D-2 aircraft
- Power class: 8000 – 9000 kgf
Principal specifications of SMR-95:
|Full afterburning performance (H=0, М=0):|
|Maximum performance without afterburning (H=0, М=0):|
|Maximum diameter, mm||1040|
|Weight at delivery, kg||1295|