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Manufacturer Name: RD-3. Designer: Glushko. Application: experimental. Propellants: Nitric acid/Kerosene Thrust(vac): 918 kgf. Thrust(vac): 9.00 kN. Isp: 190 sec. Mass Engine: 190 kg. Chambers: 3. Chamber Pressure: 22.00 bar. Country: Russia. Status: Developed 1950's. References: 342 . Comments: The RD-3 was a cluster of three RD-1 engines with a new common turbopump. Ignition was by an ethane-air mixture.
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