Inventory number: 16540
Dimensions: 135 x 242 x 120 cm. Dimensions: 143 x 65 x 65 cm.
The Klimov VK-1 engine was developed by the Soviet Union after the Second World War in order to equip its MIG-15 “Fagot” fighter jets. The design of the engine, by Vladimir Yakovlevich Klimov, is an evolution of the RD-45 engine based on the British-manufactured Rolls Royce Nene engine with a centrifugal compressor which was first mass manufactured in 1948.
This engine, with some variations, was also fitted to the MIG-17 fighter jet and to the Il-28 and Tu-14 bombers, all three manufactured in the Soviet Union, and became one of the most widely manufactured power engines in the history of aviation.