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PRODUCT QUALITY

Reliability

Over 25 thousand TV3-117 engines have been manufactured since the start of production. Their total time in operation exceeds 16 million hours.

Universal platform

The following versions of the TV3-117 have been developed::

  • the TV3-117M engine (“M” stands for “marine”) for Mi-14 helicopters incorporates special features to be used at sea. Mass production started in 1976;
  • the TV3-117MT engine (“MT” stands for “modernized, transport”) was designed for Mi-8MT/Mi-17 helicopters and their versions. Mass production started in 1977;
  • the TV3-117KM engine (“KM” means Kamov, marine) was designed for Ka-27 helicopters;
  • the TV3-117V engine (“V” stands for “high altitude”) was designed for Mi-24 helicopters operated in the mountains (particularly in Afghanistan). Mass production started in 1980;
  • the TV3-117VK engine (“VK” stands for high altitude, Kamov) is a model similar to the TV3-117B engine but adapted to Ka-27, Ka-29 and Ka-32 helicopters. Mass production began in 1985. Export helicopter models were equipped with TV3-117VKR engines featuring a higher rated and cruising power (“VKR” stands for high altitude, Kamov, power); they were originally designed for Ka-28 machines;
  • the TV3-117VM engine (“VM” means high altitude, modernized) was designed for Mi-28 helicopters and later installed also on Mi-8MT/Mi-17 models. This engine features an automatic switch to  emergency power. It was awarded type certificates by the IAC Aviation Registry, India, the Republic of China and the People’s Republic of China. Mass-produced since  1986;
  • the TV3-117VMA engine (“BMA” stands for high altitude, modernized, model “A”) was designed for Ka-50 helicopters. It is currently installed on  Ka-27, Ka-29, Ka-31, Mi-24, Mi-28A/N and Ka-32 machines. This engine was awarded type certificates by the IAC Aviation Registry and by Transport Canada.  Mass production started in 1986.  Export models are equipped with TV3-117VMAR engines (an extra «R» stands for “power”) whose rated power and cruising power are similar to those of the TV3-117VKR engine;
  • the TV3-117VM series 02 engine is a version of TV3-117VM for Mi-8MT/Mi-17 civil helicopters. Type certificates for this engine were awarded by the IAC Aviation Register, India, the Republic of China and the People’s Republic of China. Mass production started in 1993;
  • the TV3-117VMA series 02 engine is a version of TV3-117VMA for Ka-32 civil helicopters. Type certificates for this engine were awarded by the IAC Aviation Register, Transport Canada and Switzerland. Mass production started in 1993;
  • the TV3-117VMA-CBM1 is a turboprop version for An-140 aircraft produced by the Antonov Company.
  • the TV3-117(A) is a turbojet engine for unmanned reconnaissance aircraft Reis and Reis-D developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau.

New VK-2500, VK-1500 and VK-1500V engines were developed in 2000-2003 on the basis of the TV3-117VM/VMA models.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT

The Klimov Company is the official supplier of any repair and maintenance services for all versions of TV3-117 engines in Russia.  Klimov also retrofits these engines to convert one version into another.

FACTS

  • Installed on 90% of helicopters developed by Mil and Kamov Design Bureaus
  • 25,000 units produced; total time in operation is 16 million hours
  • Developed in 1972
  • Power class - 2000-2400 hp
 

Basiс specifications:

TV3-117 versions (OEI) TV3-117VM
series 02
TV3-117VMA
series 02
Emergency performance (Н=0, V=0, ISA+150С):
power, hp 2200 2400
Takeoff performance
power (ISA+25/150С), hp 2000 2200
specific fuel consumption, g/hp/hr 220 215
Cruising performance (Н=0, V=0, ISA+15°С)
power, hp 1500 1500
Dimensions, mm:
Length 2055 2055
Width 660 660
Height 728 728
Weight, kg 295 295
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