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"Hong Qi" (Red Flag) 2 Engine

The second task for SADO was to design an engine with 49 kN (5,000 kgf) reheat thrust based on the WP6 engine (the thrust was 50% more than that of WP6). The engine was designated as "Hong Qi" 2 and planned to be used on China's own designed high altitude supersonic fighter "Dong Feng" (East Wind) 107. The design was frozen by the end of 1958, and in the beginning of 1959 production started. As most of the materials and toolings needed were the same as those used on the WP6 engine, the work proceeded quickly. In September 1959, the first test engine was put to test cell. On the eve of National Day, the first ignition was successful. Then three phases of ground tests were carried out smoothly. When it was going to the normal test running, the higher level organization decided to design another "814" engine for "Dong Feng" 113 and stop the development of "Hong Qi" 2. However, as the target for "814" engine was set too high and the technology base was poor, it was also stopped in 1960.

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