MICRO-JET
MICRO-JET

Manufacturer

BEDE

Markings:

From the James Bond film Octopussy, 1983

Designation:

BD-5J

Registration:

N505MR

BEDE BD-5J MICRO-JET

The BD-5 proved to be a challenge both to build and to fly. While many kits were sold they often proved to be beyond the abilities of most homebuilders to complete and even when finished the tiny aircraft require a very competent pilot to fly them safely. In 1973, Bede Aircraft introduced a jet-powered version the BD-5J. This aircraft still holds the record as the world's smallest jet aircraft and is a popular air show performer. The BD-5J was made famous by its appearance in the James Bond film Octopussy.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 17 ft
  • Length: 12 ft 9 in
  • Height: 5 ft 7 in
  • Weight: 860 lbs
  • Max. Speed: 320 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 26,000 ft
  • Range: 280 miles
  • Engines: 1 Micro-turbo TRS-18 jet with 200 pounds of thrust
  • Crew: 1