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Manufacturer Name: RD-018. Designer: Bondaryuk. Application: Buran missile, early version. Propellants: Air/Kerosene Thrust(vac): 10,000 kgf. Thrust(vac): 98.00 kN. Isp: 1,500 sec. Burn time: 8,500 sec. Chambers: 1. Country: Russia. Status: Out of Production. References: 192 , 300 . Comments: 1.8 m diameter ramjet engine initially considered for Buran M-42. RD-020 adpopted later during development. Thrust is maximum thrust at cruise altitude. Specific impulse is that at cruise design point.
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