|Country of origin
||14 March 1965
||RATO, swing-out from fuselage
||hydrogen peroxide / kerosene
The Bristol Siddeley BS.605 is a retractable take off assist rocket engine burning hydrogen peroxide and kerosene. Its design was based on the smaller chamber of Armstrong Siddeley's Stentor engine.
A pair were fitted to the Buccaneer S.50s of the South African Air Force for hot and high operations.
The BS.605 was also considered for the Bluebird CMN-8, a design for a supersonic land speed record car, to be driven by Donald Campbell.
- Type: rocket
- Length: 1067 mm
- Diameter: 305 mm
- Dry weight: 166 kg
- Thrust: 4,000 lbf (18 kN) for 30 seconds
Rated at 8,000 lbf (35.6 kN)