"And this I am Especially Proud of"
Introduction - Throughout the years, the weapons and gadgets that have come from the hands of the Q Branch, has never turned James Bond down, they are the coolest and are the best in spy paraphernalia. I.
Bond's choice of equipment
Aston Martin DB5
Comparison to some spy gadgets of the army
Bond's popular equipment
Military's popular equipment
As technology continues to grow
Weapons will get better
Equipment from newer movies
Tomorrow Never Dies
Gadgets of the older movies
Other items of Q's Lab
What do we expect of Bond
More high tech weapons and gadgets
A new head for the Q Branch
A lot more excitement
Conclusion - Finally, the weapons and gadgets of James Bond will still continue to astonish the entire world, and it will still do so as many more films are produced in the near future.
"And this I am Especially Proud of"
"I think we've met." These were the words of James Bond as he stepped into his talking BMW 750IL during the movie Tomorrow Never Dies. Throughout the years, the weapons and gadgets that have come from the hands of the Q Branch, has never turned James Bond down, they are the coolest and are the best in spy paraphernalia. If someone would try to compare Bond's gadgets to gadgets of the military, Bond would win ten to one.
Of course, as technology changed and time passed, the Q Branch developed better equipment, but many of the classic gadgets are still obsolete in a technology driven world we live in today. For example, Bond's old Aston Martin DB5 can out run a Ferrari 355 F1 Spider that was demonstrated in the movie Goldeneye. (Ultimate James Bond Page http:jmsbond.tripod.com) As the James Bond story continues, the better and better the gadgets will get. The best thing about the gadgets of the Q Branch is that they will always be unique.
Probably the only weapon James Bond will never forget is his trusty handgun. His Walther PPK has stayed by his side since he was injured when his old berretta jammed during a mission. The PPK stands for Polizei Pistole Kriminal and was made by Waffenfabric Walther of Zella Mehlis. (Blair and Tarassuk 379) It used a 7.2-millimeter bullet and the gun has also been called the Walther PP7. It is enclosed in a strong steel casing and packs a punch like a brick being thrown at a window. Another reason why it is a choice for James Bond is that it can be fitted with a silencer that reduces the noise of the gun for those really discreet missions. Next, if you are the world's most sophisticated secret agent, then you better drive like it. That is why Bond drives an Aston Martin. (The Complete James Bond Interactive Dossier) This England based company that is owned by Jaguar Motor Company has been making very fast and luxurious sports cars for the past century. This beautiful gold DB5 is the first car that he was received in the movie "Goldfinger". (The Complete James Bond Interactive Dossier) It had a bullet proof screen in the rear, tire shredders that came out of the wheel, machine guns in the headlights, and a passenger ejection seat that was controlled by a hidden button in the gear shift knob. Bond has also driven other cars such as his Lotus Espirit, that could turn into a 4 Patel
submarine, machine guns in the license plate, and a self destruct for all car burglars. The Aston Martin Volante was another famous vehicle Bond used. (Ultimate James Bond Page http://jmsbond.tripod.com) It had a police signal scanner, rocket boosters for those tense moments, cutting lasers in the wheels, and could be converted to a snow mobile which the flick of a button. Now to the cars of the future, starting with the BMW Z3, that was driven in the movie "Goldeneye". It had a beautiful Atlantic Blue color that was completely mesmerizing. (Internet BMWUSA) It also had a self-destruct mode and stinger missiles in the...
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