Combat and training aircraft engines
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Wholly designed, developed and produced by Safran Aircraft Engines, the M88 and M53 power the Rafale and Mirage, respectively, two of the world's highest performance multirole fighters. Perfectly suited to a wide range of combat missions, these engines have largely proven their qualities in theaters around the world.

M53, the pilot's choice

The Safran Aircraft Engines M53 powers the entire family of Mirage 2000 fighters, deployed by a number of air forces worldwide, including the latest Mirage 2000-5 and 2000-9 multirole versions. Combining performance and reliability, the M53, rated at about 21,000 lb of thrust with reheat, has now logged more than 2 million flight-hours, many during foreign deployments, where it has clearly proven its operational capabilities. It offers users highly versatile operation and an extended flight envelope with carefree handling, from very low speeds up to Mach 2.2. Recognized by pilots for its ease of handling, the M53 is fitted with a full authority digital engine control (FADEC).

 

 

Technical characteristics
Thrust with Post-Combustion (lbf)  21,357
Thrust without Post-Combustion (lbf) 14,388
Specific fuel consumption with PC (lb/lbf.h) 2.06
Specific fuel consumption without PC (lb/lbf.h) 0.88
Airflow rate (lb/s) 207.23
Turbine entry temperature (K) 1,850 (2,870°F)
Pressure ratio 9.80
Bypass ratio 0.36
Length (in) 199.61
Inlet diameter (in) 31.34
Weight (lbs) 3,340
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