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The Spy Who Loved Me Gadgets
The fripperies are a distant memory as 007 takes delivery of the most gadget ladened vehicle since the legendary Aston martin DB5 was unveiled in Goldfinger.
Its role as a multi-purpose combat vehicle means it needs to be equipped for use and abuse both on the road and under water. Yes, under water.
Q hands over the keys, “Right, now pay attention 007, I want you to take great care with this equipment. There are one or two rather special accessories...”
1) Cement dispensers, which empty their load at the rear to impede chasing vehicles.
2) A vertical missile rack that will knock a helicopter out of the sky – from under the water. Not to mention the front loaded missiles.
3) Wheels that disappear into the body work to be replaced by air tight covers, leaving the vehicle with a smooth and solid base.
4) Reinforced bars that make the windscreen and side windows airtight and waterproof.
5) Dive planes that emerge from the side and rear to help with under water stability, plus two vertical fins to help them out.
6) A four screw drive-unit at the rear for optimum power and maneuverability.
7) Further weaponry that includes Mine Dispensers, Oil Slick camouflage and front loaded harpoons.
8) And of course, full submarine controls inside the vehicle.