Tumansky R-11


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Preserved Tumansky R-11 turbojet engine at the Polish Aviation Museum
Type Turbojet
Manufacturer Tumansky
First run 1956
Major applications Sukhoi Su-15
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
Number built 20,900

The Tumansky R-11 (initially AM-11) was a Soviet Cold War-era turbojet engine.

Design and development

The Tumansky R-11 was developed by A.A. Mikulin, Sergei Tumansky, and B.S. Stechkin as a twin-spool axial-flow high-altitude non-afterburning turbojet for Yakovlev Yak-25RV reconnaissance aircraft. This engine was the first Soviet twin-spool turbojet. It was first run in early 1956[1] and was later employed in some variants of the Yakovlev Yak-26 and Yakovlev Yak-27, as well as the Yak-28.[2] The R-11's basic design was very successful and it was later developed into the Tumansky R-13 and Tumansky R-25 along with the experimental Tumansky R-21. A total of 20,900 R-11 engines were built.


  • R-11V-300 - first production version, high-altitude, non-afterburning
  • R-11F-300 (R-37F) - afterburning version, entered production in 1956, used on MiG-21F, P and U.
  • R-11AF-300 - improved version for Yakovlev Yak-28B, L and U.
  • R-11F2-300 - new compressor, afterburner and nozzle, used on MiG-21P, PF and FL.
  • R-11AF2-300 - R-11F2-300 adapted for Yakovlev Yak-28I, R and P.
  • R-11F2S-300 - upgraded version for MiG-21PFM, PFS, S, U and UM, and for Sukhoi Su-15, UT and UM.
  • Shenyang WP-7, Chinese license built copies of the R-11

Specifications (R-11F2S-300)

General characteristics

  • Type: Afterburning turbojet
  • Length: 4,600 mm (181.1 in)
  • Diameter: 906 mm (35.7 in)
  • Dry weight: 1,124 kg (2,477 lb)



See also



  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p.167.
  2. ^ Goebel, Greg. "The Yakovlev Yak-25 & Yak-28." AirVectors. Retrieved: 17 July 2012.


  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9.

External links

  • LeteckeMotory.cz - R-11 (in Czech) - (in Slovak)