Acrostar Jet Takes Flight

Bond. A small jet. Classic Octopussy action scene

Bond gets out of a scrape in Octopussy (1983) using the nifty Acrostar ”Bede” Jet. For close-ups of Bond manoeuvring the jet through a hangar, special effects supervisor John Richardson mounted a plane on a pole attached to a stripped-down Jaguar. The car was driven through the hangar at breakneck speed, soldiers running in front of the car to hide the chassis.

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