Microturbo Microjet 200

1980

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Microturbo Microjet 200

The Microjet 200 lightweight jet trainer was unusual because its design was initiated in the late 1970s by the French company Microturbo SA to find a new market for its products, which includes the design and manufacture of small gas turbines. The all-wood prototype (F-WZJF) first flew on 24 June 1980, followed by the first of three improved pre-production Microjet 200Bs (F-WDMT) on 19 May 1983, by which time the project was in the hands of the specially-formed marketing subsidiary Microjet SA. A fourth airframe underwent static testing at the CEAT Toulouse. A cantilever low-wing monoplane of mixed construction, fitted with a V-tail, retractable tricycle landing gear, and powered by two Microturbo TRS-18 turbojets, the MJ200 provided enclosed but unpressurised two-seat side-by-side accommodation for an instructor and pupil, and was intended as a low-cost high-performance turbine-powered aircraft suitable for military pilot training. Two more pre-production examples flew in January 1985 and November 1986 (offset by the loss of F-WDMT in March 1985) and these featured improvements such as a longer fuselage, additional V-tail sweep, reprofiled canopy, uprated TRS-18 engines and, on the last aircraft, weapon hardpoints under the wing. Initially MJ200 components were fabricated by Marmande Aeronautique and assembled by Microturbo, but the last two aircraft were built entirely by Marmande. Although the Microjet 200B attracted a lot of attention by its diminutive size and spritely performance, no hard commercial interest developed and the aircraft were put into store in the late 1980s.

Specification 
 ENGINE2 x Microturbo TRS-18-1 turbojet engines, 1.30kN
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight1300 kg2866 lb
  Empty weight780 kg1720 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan7.56 m25 ft 10 in
  Length6.6 m22 ft 8 in
  Height2.76 m9 ft 1 in
  Wing area6.28 m267.60 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed555 km/h345 mph
  Cruise speed389 km/h242 mph
  Ceiling9150 m30000 ft
  Range741 km460 miles

Comments
Engel Thťo, e-mail, 03.01.2013 03:29

The remaining flight test aircraft is in Marmande (Lot-et-Garonne, France), on the Marmande-Virazeil airfield where I fly. The OACI code for Marmande is LFDM. The plane in in the "Orion Squadron" hangar. This is the F-WZJF. I have a picture I taked in 2012 if you want.
Theo.

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perret, e-mail, 24.10.2010 16:48

Hello,
Would you have any picture where we could see the test pilot of this plane ? it was my father, died on april 6th 2006...
Thank you,
FLorence PERRET
71 AVENUE DE Saint-Cloud
78000 Versailles

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Patrick Le saux, e-mail, 10.12.2020 perret

Bonjour Florence
J ai travaille sur les prototypes du microjet
Je me rapelle un peu de ton papa
Mais je n'ai pas de photos
Je m appelle Patrick
Amitiés

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FEVRIER GUY, e-mail, 01.06.2020 perret

Toulouse 1 Juin 2020

Madame Perret

Découvrant,votre e-mail 24 /10 /2010, en consultant sur internet ":
"Jacques Grangette wikipedia"je vous apporte des informations suivantes

Je connu votre papa, dans le cadre de mon activité, chez Microturbo.

J'ai eu l'occasion de parler avec votre papa,en 2001, lors de la fete du 40 eme
Anniversaire de la création de Microturbo. Votre papa avait été invité a présenter
lors de cette fete' l'avion MIcrojet 200.

En 2020, des 'anciens de Microturbo'actuellement Safran
SPU'' viennent de créer une association : AAPHM, ayant pour objectif de" retracer"
l'histoire de la société.
Nous avons comme mission entre autres, d'exploiter toutes les archives photographiques de Microturbo.
Nous allons retrouver des photographies de votre papa, dans cette période
de construction de l'avion MIcrojet 200.
Ce sera pour moi, un grand plaisir, de vous les transmettre.

Bien cordialement
Guy Février

Tel : 06 09 16 32 38

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Monteil Laurent, e-mail, 03.12.2009 18:22

anybody had the originals 3 view plans for build this jet ? Thanks

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Mike Crymble, e-mail, 20.04.2008 01:30

Who (if anybody) has the rights to this aircraft? Where is the remaining flight test aircraft and is anybody seriously having a re-look at this project? If you know something, drop me an e-mail. Thanks in anticipation... Mike

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miguel de vega, e-mail, 04.07.2007 09:38

great aircraft with bigger yet potential to flight schools.what happened?why no marketing effort?to date there is no jet trainer for gen aviation.i was interested in pushing this babby jet for the philippine air force in 1982.

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