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The Turbo-Union RB199 is an aircraft turbofan jet engine designed and built in the early 1970s by Turbo-Union, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce, MTU and FiatAvio. The RB199's sole production application is the Panavia Tornado.

The RB199 is a modular engine, improving servicing. It was flight tested on the Avro Vulcan, the same aircraft that was used for the flight testing of Concorde's Olympus 593. A specially built nacelle was designed that was fully representative of the Tornado fuselage and attached below the Vulcan. The aircraft first flew in this configuration in 1972.


All the installed versions of the RB199 are of three spool design and are fitted with thrust reversers for braking on the Panavia Tornado. The engine's compact design gives high thrust-to-weight and thrust-to-volume ratios while maintaining good handling characteristics and low fuel consumption. The RB199 has amassed over 5 million flight hours since entering service with the Royal Air Force, German Air Force and Navy, Italian Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Force.



Approximate Engine Dimensions: Length - 3.2m: Diameter - 0.82m: Weight - 976kgs


Enquiries and orders should be submitted to:
Turbine Support Limited
7 Dodnor Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK PO30 5XE
Telephone: +44 (0)1983 826250 -E mail: enquiries@turbine-support.com

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RB199 - 34-04 Turbo Fan Jet Engine Serial No. 199-052

Price £12,500