Date: 01 Feb 99 02:36:54 From: "G.J.Carty" <G.J.Carty@durham.ac.uk> Organization: University of Durham, Durham, UK. Followups: 1
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I've noticed that the Kuznetsov NK-86 turbojet (as used in the Il-86 - the only turbojet-engined widebody) has 28000 lb thrust; similar to the non-afterburning thrust of the original NK-144 engine, used in the Tu-144 (later the NK-144 was 33000 lb basic, with 44000 lb in 'burner). I'm wondering, was the NK-86 just a non-afterburning NK-144, or was it a different design of engine altogether? Please send replies in e-mail!