The James Bond Vehicle Library

Acrostar Mini Jet (Bede Jet)

Published 04/11-2001
Updated 07/12-2014 10:12

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In the opening sequence of 'Octopussy' Bond used a gadget that at first appeared to be a horse's rear, but then became a mini-jet. Bond escaped and finished his objective at the same time.

The Acrostar is not only fast, but incredibly manoeuvrable - a real acrobet of the air with a max. dive speed of 350 mph (560 km/h). Its take-off run was 540 meters (1800 ft), and its landing run 240 meters (800 ft). Despite its short fuselage, the cockpit could accommodate even a tall man such as Bond in reasonable comfort.

On 6. December 2014 the BD-5J was on auction at Julien's Auctions starting bid USD 100.000,-. Note: engine not included! But it wasn't sold.

by JH & PS

007 relation

Octopussy (1983)

  • Company vehicle
  • Vehicle Bond drives

Technical data

  • Engine: micro-turbo TRS-18 engine
  • Maxspeed: 300 mph
  • Max. level speed: 320 mph (512 km/h)
  • Length: 3,60 m (12ft)
  • Wingspan: 3,90 m (13 ft)
  • Height: 1,70 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Weight: 204.5 kg (450 lb)
  • Ceiling: 9,000 metres (30,000 ft)
  • Capacity: 1 pilot

Gadgets

  • Folding wings

Sources


Other sources:

The Essential Bond, by Lee Pfeiffer & Dave Worrall, Boxtree, 2000.
James Bond, The Secret World of 007, Dorling Kindersley, page 82/83.