BD-5J census

As one of the 'byproducts' of building the tiny 1/72 BD-5J, I compiled a census listing all BD-5Js that ever existed. For many years it was part of the webpage that showed construction of the model, but in 2021 I decided to split off as a stand-alone page. The links below will guide you to my other BD-5J pages.

1/72 BD-5J under construction 2020 1/72 BD-5J N3038V finished BD-5J census

BD-5J census

If you want an alternative paint scheme to the LS supplied decals, there is a limited choice. Only a small number of BD-5J's have been built and flown, largely because the required Microturbo engine was very scarce and very expensive. I have tried to compile an overview of the aircraft, with the kind help of Bob Bishop, Juan Jiminez, Corkey Fornoff, Peter Reny, Scott Manning, Erling Wiig, Stanley March, Paul Dion, Gecko, Warren Vail, Philippe Bezard, John Duncan, Gary Redden and Michael Wheeler. Bede factory-built aircraft appear to have construction numbers in the '5J-000x' range. The following demonstration teams can be found below: Bede Jet Team (1974-1975 at least), Acrojets (1976-?), Coors Silver Bullet Jet (1983-1992), Hammer Jets (? - 2004 or 2005), Bud Light Jet (?-?) and Microjet Airshow (1979-?). The same data can also be viewed in French with small photos on Philippe Bezard's 'Minijets' site.

Some links to references:

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