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Russian VK-1 Jet

DAYTON, Ohio -- Russian VK-1 on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Russian VK-1 on display in the Korean War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The VK-1 was used to power the MiG-15. It had a thrust of 6,000 pounds. Essentially, it was an improved version of the British-built Rolls-Royce "Nene" engine, incorporating enlarged combustion chambers, turbine blades and tailpipe for handling a greater flow of intake air.

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