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RB199 :

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. MEPC provides MRO services on the compressor and intermediate turbine modules (MTU Aero Engines) for the RSAF Tornado aircraft. This service commenced in 2009 with the intermediate turbine module.

General characteristics

  • Type: Turbofan
  • Length: 142 in (3,607 mm)
  • Diameter:28.3 in (719 mm)
  • Dry weight:2,151 lb (975.6 kg)


  • Compressor: 3-stage LP, 3-stage IP, 6-stage HP
  • Turbine:Single stage HP, Single stage IP, 2-stage LP


  • Maximum Thrust:16,400 lb (73 kN)
  • Overall pressure ratio: 23.5:1
  • Thrust-to-weight ratio: 7.6:1