Tumansky R-29-300 on display at the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
Type Turbojet
Manufacturer Tumansky, UMPO, MMP Chernyshev, AMNTK Sojuz
First run 1972
Major applications MiG-23
Developed from Tumansky R-27
Developed into Tumansky R-35

The Tumansky R-29 is a Soviet turbojet aircraft engine that was developed in the early 1970s.[1] It is generally described as being in the "third generation" of Soviet gas turbine engines which are characterized by high thrust-to-weight ratios and the use of turbine air cooling.[2]



Original variant. Used in the MiG-23MF and related variants.[3]


Simplified variant of the engine intended for the MiG-27.[3]


Advanced variant that replaced the -300 model on non-export aircraft.[3]


Variant with modified gearbox. Used in several export variants of the Sukhoi Su-17.[3]

Khatchaturov R-35-300

Developed version used in late variants of the MiG-23.

Shenyang WP-15

Chinese reverse-engineered copy of the R-29-300.[4]


Specifications (R-29-300)

Data from [5]

General characteristics



See also

Comparable engines

Related lists



  1. ^ Gunston 1989, p. 168.
  2. ^ Sosounov, V.A. (1990). The Development of Aircraft Power Plant Construction in the USSR and the 60th Anniversary of CIAM. AlAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 26th Joint Propulsion Conference, July 16–18, 1990. Orlando, Florida. AIAA-90-2761.
  3. ^ a b c d TMKB Soyuz R29-300 (subscription required)[permanent dead link]. Janes Aero Engines. Edited: 1 April 2010. Retrieved: 8 September 2010.
  4. ^ [1] 中国涡喷15A算不算国产航发 曾用于歼10原型机试飞. Sina Military. Edited: 21 March 2018. Retrieved: 12 July 2021.
  5. ^ https://ptabdata.blob.core.windows.net/files/2017/IPR2017-00999/v20_GE-1019%20Turbofan%20and%20Turbojet%20Engines%20Database%20Handbook.pdf[bare URL PDF]


  • Gunston, Bill. World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines. Cambridge, England. Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. ISBN 1-85260-163-9.