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2017-11-20

ENGINES
 
  THE RB193 ENGINE  
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Rolls-Royce/MAN Turbo RB193
The Rolls-Royce/MAN Turbo RB.193 was a vectored thrust turbofan engine designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce and MAN Turbo in the mid-1960s. The engine test flew in its sole application, the VFW VAK 191B VTOL fighter aircraft but production did not follow after cancellation of the associated aircraft project

Design and development
The RB.193 was a joint development project by Rolls-Royce/MAN Turbo originally designed to meet a requirement for the VFW VAK 191B project, design work commenced after a contract from the Federal German Ministry of Defence was signed in December 1965. Bristol Siddeley (from 1966 part of Rolls-Royce) were sub-contracted to manufacture components for the engine
  • Type: High bypass twin-spool turbofan

  • Length:

  • Diameter: 33 in

  • Dry weight: 1,742 lb (790 kg)

  • Compressor: Axial compressor, 3-stage fan, 2-stage LP, counter-rotating 6-stage HP

  • Turbine: -stage LP, Single-stage air cooled HP

  • Maximum thrust: 10,163 lb (4,610 kg)