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Vasily41

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Is there any more information or specifications about the engines described below?
  1. Shvetsov M-72 - Radial engine developed from the M-71.
  2. Tumansky M-92 - Nothing found other than a few things on Wikipedia's Shvetsov engine tree. Sukhoi's fighter with two M-92 engines would have had these radials.
  3. Shvetsov M-93 - Found nothing except for the designation. This was also a radial.
  4. Mikulin AM-41 - Gudkov wanted this inline engine to be mounted on his Gu-1 heavy fighter. I found nothing else.
  5. Mikulin AM-43 inline - The only variant that can be found regarding this inline design is the AM-43NV. Tony Buttler mentions in Soviet Secret Projects Bombers Since 1945 that the AM-43NV's power output was "2,460." Wikipedia has a "nonexistent page" about the AM-43.
  6. Mikulin AM-45 - An inline engine that was suggested to be on various projects like Tupolev's 'Aircraft 64' and possibly the Il-14 high speed bomber.
  7. Mikulin AM-46 - ?
  8. Mikulin AM-47 - ?
  9. Tumansky M-95 - I don't even remember how I found it or what source. The source stated that this radial had a power output of 3,300 hp, but I'm not too sure about that.
  10. Yakovlev M-501 - Diesel engine that was proposed on the Ilyushin Il-26 heavy bomber. Tony Buttler states in Soviet Secret Projects Bombers Since 1945 on page 14, "....6,000 hp (4,494 kW) Yakovlev M-501 diesels...."
  11. Klimov VK-109 - Wikipedia states that it was a development of the VK-108 and was to be used on Myasishchev's VB-109 high-altitude bomber. Don't know what the power output was.
  12. Klimov VK-110 (M-110) - Nothing except for the two designations on Wikipedia. Could have been a hypothetical inline automatically assumed by Wikipedia.
  13. Klimov VK-150 - Ridiculous. Don't think this was even a design. But I could be wrong....
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Yakovlev M-501 - 147.1 L, 42 cilinder, water-cooled, 6205 hp. Used in Soviet Navy.
But, it wasn't a biggest Soviet diesel engine for aircrafts. Charomskiy M-305 - X28, 10000 hp engine, for unknown bomber project.
 

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Is there any more information or specifications about the engines described below?

Did you see this book: Russian Piston Aero Engines: The Complete Story?
 

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Shvetsov M-72 - 2250 hp, used on early Beriyev Be-6.
Klimov VK-109 - based on VK-108, with water injection. Power - 1800 hp in 1946, and, planned - 2075 hp.
Klimov VK-110 - based on VK-109, 2100 hp, only project.
Klimov VK-150 - bigger than VK-108/109/110, actually - concept, 3700 hp.
Mikulin engines (in Russian):
AM-41
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AM-43
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AM-45:
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AM-46:
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AM-47:
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M-95 (Tumansky?):
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Is there any more information or specifications about the engines described below?

Did you see this book: Russian Piston Aero Engines: The Complete Story?
Nope but thank you. Will probably try and get it eventually.
 

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Shvetsov M-72 - 2250 hp, used on early Beriyev Be-6.
Klimov VK-109 - based on VK-108, with water injection. Power - 1800 hp in 1946, and, planned - 2075 hp.
Klimov VK-110 - based on VK-109, 2100 hp, only project.
Klimov VK-150 - bigger than VK-108/109/110, actually - concept, 3700 hp.
Mikulin engines (in Russian):
AM-41
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AM-43
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AM-45:
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AM-46:
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AM-47:
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M-95 (Tumansky?):
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Exceptional! Thank you. Anything about Shvetsov M-92 and 93?
 

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M-92

Development: Project 1943. Further development of the M-90. Planning of joint testing for December 1943. No prototype built [1].

Versions:
  • M-92: Project 1943 [1].
  • BKM: Project 1942, M-90 with valveless injection system [1], eventually project M-91 (?)
Use: As an alternative to the M-82A planned in the project Tupolev "62" [2].

Type: 18-cylinder two-row radial engine, four-stroke, air-cooled, with gearbox and two-speed centrifugal loader [1]

Sources:
[1] KOTELNIKOV, V.: Soviet Piston Aero-Engines, Part 14. Gnome-Rhone - The Last Attempt. Bulletin of the Russian Aviation Research Group of Air-Britain. Volume 43. No. 100. p29 - 59. December 2004.

[2] РИГМАНТ, В. Г.: Самолеты ОКБ А. Н. Туполева. Москва: РУСАВИА, 2001.
 

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M-93

Development: High-altitude engine [2], developed by V. S. Nittschenko [5] in the first post-war years in Omsk. Probably never delivered. Possibly identical to ASch-82M [5], possibly also referred to as ASh-93 [1], [3] although number fitted into the Zaporozhye-Omsk series.

Use:
Projects: Tupolev Tu-2M [4], alternative engine for Tupolev 62 (Tu-2D) [4], Planned engine for Tupolev "71" (Tu-14 2M-93) in late 1946, Tupolev "74" (Tu-22 2M-93, Tu-32 2M-93) August 1946 [2], Sukhoi Su-12 [5].

Type: 14-cylinder two-row radial engine [6] (like the other engines of Nittschenko (ASh-21, M-3) a further development of the ASh-82 (14-cylinder two-row radial engine, four-stroke, air-cooled, single-stage two-speed centrifugal)

Sources:
[1] KOTELNIKOV, V.; SLOUTSKI, G.: Soviet Piston Aero-Engines, Part 4. Shvetsov. Bulletin of the Russian Aviation Research Group of Air-Britain. Volume 41. No. 149. P. 27 - 47. March 2002.

[2] РИГМАНТ, В.: Под знаками „АНТ“ и „Ту“. Авиация и Космонавтика 1997, 10; ... 1999, 4.

[3] САФОНОВ, С.: Воздушный извозчик. Ил-12 – самолет многоцелевого назначения. Крылья родины 1999, 5, 20 - 22.

[4] РИГМАНТ, В. Г.: Самолеты ОКБ А. Н. Туполева. Москва: РУСАВИА, 2001.

[5] ПРОКЛОВ, В.: Послевоенные поршневые самолеты ОКБ П. О. Сухого. Разведчик-корректировщик артиллерийского огня Су-12. Авиация и Кос-монавтика 2007, 10, 36 – 51.

[6] ЯКУБОВИЧ, Н.: Реактивные первенцы СССР. МиГ-9, Як-15, Су-9, Ла-150, Ту-12, Ил-22 и др. Москва: Яуза – ЭКСМО, 2015.

Based on the research of my longtime friend Helge Bergander (1941-2018).
 

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Shvetsov M-72 - 2250 hp, used on early Beriyev Be-6.
Klimov VK-109 - based on VK-108, with water injection. Power - 1800 hp in 1946, and, planned - 2075 hp.
Klimov VK-110 - based on VK-109, 2100 hp, only project.
Klimov VK-150 - bigger than VK-108/109/110, actually - concept, 3700 hp.
Mikulin engines (in Russian):
AM-41
View attachment 618284
AM-43
View attachment 618281
AM-45:
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AM-46:
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AM-47:
View attachment 618285
M-95 (Tumansky?):
View attachment 618286
Do you know how many cylinders the VK-109, -110, and -150 had?
 

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VK-109 -> 12
VK-110 -> probably 12
VK-150 -> 24

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Source for the three engines is:
KOTELNIKOV, V.; SLOUTSKI, G.: Soviet Piston Aero-Engines, Part 3. V. Ya. Klimov. Bulletin of the Russian Aviation Research Group of Air-Britain. Volume 40. No. 149. P. 65 - 79. June 2001.
 
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