Lyulka AL-7

The Lyulka AL-7 was a turbojet designed by Arkhip Mikhailovich Lyulka and produced by his Lyulka design bureau. The engine was produced between 1954 and 1970.[1]

Lyulka AL-7F turbojet engine at the Polish Aviation Museum
Type Turbojet
Manufacturer Lyulka
First run 1952
Major applications Sukhoi Su-7
Sukhoi Su-9
Sukhoi Su-11
Tupolev Tu-28
Beriev Be-10

Design and development

The AL-7 had supersonic airflow through the first stage of the compressor. TR-7 prototype, developing 6,500 kgf (14,330 lbf, 63.7 kN) of thrust, was tested in 1952, and the engine was initially intended for Ilyushin's Il-54 bomber. The afterburning AL-7F version was created in 1953. In April 1956, the Sukhoi S-1 prototype, equipped with the AL-7F, exceeded Mach 2 at 18,000 m (70,900 ft), which led to the production of the Su-7 'Fitter' and Su-9 'Fishpot', equipped with this engine.[2] Later, the engine was adopted for the Tu-128 'Fiddler' in 1960, and for the AS-3 'Kangaroo' cruise missile. The Beriev Be-10 jet flying boat used a non-afterburning AL-7PB with stainless steel compressor blades.


Non-afterburning military turbojet.
Afterburning versions of the AL-7F, typically, the AL-7F1-100 used in the Sukhoi T-49.

Specifications (AL-7F)

Data from

General characteristics

  • Type: Afterburning turbojet
  • Length: 6650 mm
  • Diameter: 1300 mm
  • Dry weight: 2,010 kg (4,430 lb)



See also

Related development

Related lists



  1. Gunston 1989, p.100.
  2. Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Great Book of Fighters. St. Paul, Minnesota: MBI Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-7603-1194-3.


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