PAK FA Received Unique System of Main Engines Start
The engine of Russian multi-target fifth-generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) can run without oxygen in contrast to previous planes that used oxygen replenishment, the General Director of holding “Aircraft Equipment” (part of the state corporation “Rostec”) Maxim Kuzyuk noted.
“When creating the PAK FA we were tasked to provide oxygen-free starting. The plasma ignition system is installed in the main combustion chamber and afterburner. The innovation is integrated in the nozzle with a plasma system: it organizes plasma arc simultaneously with the filing of kerosene,” RIA Novosti quoted Maxim Kuzyuk.
The system of main engines start and auxiliary power unit (APU) of PAK FA is called “unique” and “having no analogues in the world” by the spokesman.