Thursday, November 6, 2008

TOP FIFTEEN BOND GAGETS!

TOP FIFTEEN BOND GADGETS!

COMPUTER WEEKLY.COM HAS PUT TOGETHER A COOL LIST WITH SOME COOL PHOTOGRAPHS . . .

Jet pack - Thunderball (1965)

Not really a gadget but one of the more memorable personal devices that Bond has possessed. After killing Colonel Jacques Bouvar at a chateau, Bond uses the jet pack to return to his car, an Aston Martin DB5. The pack used was developed by Bell Aerosystems as the Bell Rocket Belt which only had a 20 second flying time using a hydrogen peroxide fuel. The scenes in Thunderball were shot using two stuntmen and the shrill sound of the jets was overdubbed with the sound of a fire extinguisher. In 1984, a Rocket Belt was used in the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Jet packs may not have taken over the world but a mild solution of hydrogen peroxide on cotton wool can be used to disinfect and clean keyboards.

Killer briefcase - From Russia with Love (1963)

The briefcase packed a punch containing a folding AR-7 sniper rifle, 40 rounds of ammunition, a throwing knife that popped out of the side, a bottle of tear gas disguised as a bottle of talcum powder and 50 gold sovereigns.

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1 comment:

Keith said...

It's one of the many things I miss about the new Bond films. I always loved the gadgets in the other movies. They always had a lot of fun and adventure to Bond's latest mission. Cool list.