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Manufacturer Name: RD-020. Designer: Bondaryuk. Application: Buran M-42. Used on stages: Buran M-42. Used on launch vehicles: Buran. Used on spacecraft: M-42. Propellants: Air/Kerosene Thrust(vac): 10,600 kgf. Thrust(vac): 103.00 kN. Isp: 1,500 sec. Burn time: 8,500 sec. Chambers: 1. Country: Russia. Status: Developed -1957. References: 192 , 300 .
Cancelled November 1957. Ramjet for Buran cruise missile. Boosted by 4 x Glushko-engined boosters. 8,500 km cruise at Mach 3.1 at 18-20 km altitude with 3,500 kg warhead. Wing area 98 square meters; diameter of ramjet 2.0 m. Never reached flight test. Thrust is maximum thrust at cruise altitude. Specific impulse is that at cruise design point.
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