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Not changing decades eight turbojet engines Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3/103 so much “drag” of the American strategic bomber B-52 Stratofortress that the latest developed speed “sure bypass” Russian bomber-missile Tu-95MS, updated in 2014, four turboprop engines NK-12МВМ, says “Star”.
“Engine b-52 has not changed for several decades. And all because in the 1960s the plane was super successful turbofan engines TF33-P-3/103 from Pratt & Whitney”, — the newspaper writes, noting that the maximum speed of a B-52H Stratofortress is 1011 kilometers per hour, while the Tu-95MS — only 830 kilometers per hour.
The newspaper reminds that a feature of NK-12МВМ steel four-blade propellers AB-60, rotating in opposite directions. On the positive side, the Russian engine “Zvezda” took “quite economical fuel consumption” and record the coefficient of performance (COP) of 94 per cent at an efficiency of screw installation 82 percent. “However, their negative side is very loud. Experts joke, a drone flying Tu-95 is able to capture even the deep sea sonar devices”, — writes the edition.
“Tu-95 and b-52 born — equal fighters,” notes “Star”. “Equality is easy to find and combat capabilities — one [B-52 Stratofortress] flies faster and farther the other [Tu-95MS] — has a more accurate and safer,” the article.
In August, the “Military-industrial courier” wrote that Soviet-Russian multi-purpose helicopter Mi-38 during the tests, with the American engines have shown “amazing” results, the first time exceeded the “ceiling of eight thousand meters.”
In April in the Internet appeared the video of the launch of the powder starters are two of the eight engines TF33-PW-3/103 American B-52 Stratofortress.
Tu-95 is the world’s only serial strategic bomber-missile-carrier with turboprop NK-12, which is considered the world’s most powerful serial engine of the same type.
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