Soloviev D-25

The Soloviev D-25V is a Soviet gas-turbine turboshaft engine for use in large helicopters. Designed and originally manufactured by the Soloviev Design Bureau the engine has been in production since May 1960. The power unit consists of two engines coupled to a gearbox weighing 3,200 kg (7,050 lb).

Type Turboshaft
Manufacturer Soloviev Design Bureau
First run 1954
Major applications Mil Mi-6.

The V in the designation means vertoletny (Russian: Вертолетный), for helicopters.


Standard helicopter use production engines
Additional compressor zero-stage, power output 6,500 hp (4,847 kW)
A combined propeller and shaft output engine for the Kamov Ka-22 developing 5,500 hp (4,101 kW)


Specifications (D-25V)

Data from Aircraft engines of the World 1970.[1]

General characteristics

  • Type: Free-turbine single-shaft turboshaft engine
  • Length: 2,737 mm (107.8 in)
  • Diameter: 508 mm (20.0 in) (casing)
  • Width: 1,086 mm (42.8 in)
  • Height: 1,158 mm (45.6 in)
  • Frontal area: 0.2 m2 (2.2 sq ft)
  • Dry weight: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb)


  • Compressor: Nine-stage axial flow
  • Combustors: 12-chamber cannular
  • Turbine: Single-stage compressor turbine, two-stage free power turbine
  • Fuel type: Aviation kerosene based fuels , such as Jet A, Jet A-1, JP-4
  • Oil system: Pressure spray at 4.7 bar (68 psi) with return


  • Maximum power output:
  • Take-off power: 5,500 shp (4,100 kW) (equivalent) sea level to 3,000 m (9,800 ft) at 8,300 free power turbine rpm
  • Cruising power: 4,700 shp (3,500 kW) (equivalent) at 3,000 m (9,800 ft) at 8,300 free power turbine rpm

See also

Comparable engines

Related lists


  1. Wilkinson, Paul H. (1970). Aircraft engines of the World 1970 (22nd ed.). London: Paul H. Wilkinson. p. 223.

Further reading

  • Gunston, Bill (1989). World Encyclopaedia of Aero Engines (2nd ed.). Cambridge, England: Patrick Stephens Limited. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-85260-163-8.
  • Taylor, John W.R., ed. (1972). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1972–73. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. p. 752. ISBN 978-0354001090.
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