Yes, think it has to be one among those series.kvs wrote:So it is the 4000 series MTU. All the other high power offerings have different cylinder configurations.
Sorry about 22350, should have been clearer. I meant the 11356 which uses Zorya propulsion plants.BTW, production of gas turbines does not reside in the Ukraine. Parts of the production resides in the Ukraine.
But we don't see the 1135 or 11356 in the list on Zorya website as their 'clients'. So actually confused what actually are the Ukrainian stuffs in those power plants.
If you have more info please do post it.
Yes very true about the M90.The M90FR which is used in the 22350 is mostly built in Russia. It is being replaced with first prototypes
by early 2017. This is a redesigned engine. I guess Russia does not want the specs to belong to NATO
since Banderastan has given its masters in Washington every piece of information on the M90FR.
But M90 gas turbine project was the most badly managed one and I have seen it referred in some articles from the 90s. If I'm not wrong the M90 was to complete its development cycle and meant to enter service in the 90s in the same time period (though with time lag) when the first of the uprated GE LM2500 (26,500 shp) was to go active with the Arleigh Burke class destroyers in the early 90s.
But due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the crisis that followed, the project never really took off. And when it really took off on a modest level Russia made the mistake of pulling in the Ukrainians, the effect of which we see now. But the good news is that the M90 will now be completely free of Ukrainian components.
But Russia lost a good load of time, nearly 25 years or more on the M90 where as its western/murican counterpart LM2500 crossed 30,000shp in the late 90s.
I'm still not able to clearly understand (other than financial problems, corruption) why Russia, with so many gas turbines under its belt for various aircraft, did not try to convert them to be used for marine application.