RB199

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  • Thrust range from 9,100 lbf dry to 16,400 lbf with reheat

  • Powers Tornados operated by the British, German, and Italian air forces, and Saudi Arabian and German navies

  • More than 5 million flying hours accumulated

The RB199 powers all variants of the Tornado multi-role combat aircraft and was used in a development role for today's Eurofighter Typhoon.

The versatile RB199 meets a wide range of operational requirements. Its compact design gives high thrust-to-weight and thrust-to-volume ratios while maintaining good handling characteristics and low fuel consumption.

The RB199 is a 3-shaft reheated turbofan engine, with three low pressure (LP), three intermediate pressure (IP) and six high pressure (HP) compressor stages, powered by two single-stage turbines (HP and IP) and a 2-stage LP turbine. The combustion system is of annular vaporising design. Engine control is by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system and features an integral thrust reverser.

Specification

RB199-104

Thrust (lbf)

16,400 (9,100 dry)

Bypass ratio

1.1

Pressure ratio

23.5

Length (in)

142

Diameter (in)

28.3

Basic weight (lb)

2,151

Compressor

3LP, 3IP, 6HP

Turbine

1HP, 1IP, 2LP

Applications

Panavia Tornado

*Technical data (ISA SLS)