We know from the very early Bond films that he served in the Navy and within MI6 before he was promoted to the hero-status of 007. From his military and government training we know that he’s fairly confident in his combat abilities, but behind every good spy is an even better gadget!
Bond’s spy gadgets have the ability to get him out of all manner of sticky situations. Our personal favourite spy gadgets are the laser watch which he called to action in Goldeneye. He used this magnificent device to cut through a metal floor of the train he was on, which was on the brink of exploding. It doesn;t get much better than that!
Our next best spy gadgets come From Russia With Love…literally. This film was chocablock with all manner of weird and wonderful gadgets – we had severe gizmo-envy with this movie! His briefcase became his box of tricks with weapons and spy devices galore.
But let’s not just confine our list of great surveillance gadgets to what Bond can fit in the palm of his hand – his Lotus Esprit submarine car came complete with a periscope! His Aston Martin DBS (surely the most sought-after car of all time ) from Goldfinger had features such as a bullet proof shield, bladed hubcaps and an ejector seat. What more could you ask for???
As our first in the series of Gadgets of Great Men, Bond has opened the show nicely. Keep tuned in for the next installment in the coming weeks and, as always, if you have any suggestions of topics to cover, we’d love to hear them.