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Originally Posted by bgoin
Well it is true, the Tu-95 was developed during the 1950s and is still in service, as of 2007, and expected to remain so with the Russian Air Force until at least 2040. The Tu-95 is powered by four Kuznetsov TURBOPROP engines, each driving contra-rotating PROPELLERS. Note it is not a jet engine!!!
Actually they are jet engines........ The gas turbine drives the big propellers through a power take off and gearbox. There is a significant amount of thrust from the exhaust as well...........
With close to 15,000 hp each, they are big engines.
Most of the thrust developed by these engines is via prop, but the exhaust thrust can't be ignored. They are in fact jet engines, just not used in a pure jet environment.
Edit: As an example of the additional thrust the exhaust gives, the C-130E gains about 1500 lbs of total thrust from the exhaust alone. Hardly inconsequential.
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