The Turbounion RB199 is a collaborative engine between Rolls-Royce, MTU and Avio.
The RB199 is a three 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 two stage LP turbine. The combustion system is of annular vaporising design. Engine control is by a FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) system and the engine also features an integral thrust reverser.
The RB199 was designed to power 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.
RB199 is in service in IDS (strike), ADV (fighter) and ECR (electronic combat and reconnaissance) Tornado versions.
|Thrust (lbf)||16,400 (9,100 dry)|
|Basic weight (lb)||2,151|
|Compressor||3LP, 3IP, 6HP|
|Turbine||1HP, 1IP, 2LP|
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