Guest Post: Five James Bond Gadgets I’d Love to Own

by Zack Mandell

Sean Connery’s Jet Pack – Thunderball (1965)

The jet pack in Thunderball filled every boy with rocket man lust. I don’t know about you, but
there isn’t much on this earth I wouldn’t give to have one of these. I was excited to learn that
the pack used in this movie is actually real. Created by Bell Aerosystems and named the “Bell
Rocket Belt” it was capable of thrusting a full grown man skyward for about 20 seconds.

Pierce Brosnan’s BMW 750 IL – Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

This BMW 750 IL is equipped with a device that allows it to be controlled remotely from Bond’s
cellphone. Although die-hard fans of the James Bond character will say there’s no doubt the
classic Bond car has always been, and always will be the Aston Martin. No one can really
complain about a BMW as legit as this.

Roger Moore’s Lotus Esprit – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Another deviation from the normal Aston Martin was the Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved
Me. A beautiful car in its own right, the Lotus doubled as a submarine which, in Bond’s world,

makes this car twice as useful as before. It was also just what Bond need to find the underwater
lair of Karl Stromberg.

Sean Connery’s Sniper Briefcase – From Russia with Love (1963)

I can’t speak for anyone else but a briefcase with a folding AR-7 sniper rifle, forty rounds of
ammo, a hidden throwing knife, fifty gold coins, and a courtesy bottle of tear gas is EXACTLY
what I need for father’s day.

Roger Moore’s Crocodile Submarine – Octopussy (1983)

Five James Bond Gadgets I’d Love to Own

A one man crocodile submarine you say? Why yes, he has one of those too. This one’s so bad
no one has even bothered to upload footage of it in action. But hey, I wouldn’t mind owning

What Bond Gadgets would you want to own?

Zack Mandell is a movie enthusiast, writer of movie reviews, and owner of which has information on everything from your favorite action movies to actors from Skyfall like Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, and Javier Bardem. He writes extensively about the movie industry for sites such as Gossip CenterYahoo, NowPublic, and Helium.

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