List of James Bond gadgets

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This is a list of James Bond gadgets featured in the Bond films. The James Bond books and films have featured exotic equipment and vehicles, which often prove to be critically useful The original books and early adaptations had only relatively minimal pieces like the modified attache case in From Russia, with Love. However, the gadgets took on a more spectacular profile in the film version of Goldfinger, and its tremendous success encouraged the following films to have Bond supplied with still more equipment. For instance, it became an expected scene in each film where Q would present and demonstrate Bond's assigned tools for the mission, and it was a near guarantee that each and every piece would be invaluable to Bond in the field. In this sense, Bond gadgets became a prime example of the literary technique of Chekhov's gun.

Fans eventually complained that the use of gadgets became excessive in the Roger Moore films, particularly in Moonraker, and subsequent productions struggled to find a balance in which gadgets could have a place without giving the impression that the character unduly depended on them or using stories that arbitrarily included situations that exactly fit the use of the gadgets assigned.

This article concerns the gadgets James Bond typically carried on his person, along with additional gadgets used by others. For his gadget vehicles, see List of James Bond vehicles.

Sean Connery era (1962-1967; 1971)[edit]

Dr. No[edit]

Geiger counter 
Bond has to request one from Britain before using it to determine the radioactivity of Crab Key, suggesting they were uncommon pieces of equipment.
Self-destructor bag 
M tells Bond that the case notes will be sent to him at the airport in one of these.
Rolex Submariner 
on plain leather strap.[1]
Walther PPK 7.65mm
The first appearance of James Bond's signature firearm.

From Russia with Love[edit]

Issued in a special briefcase:

  • AR-7 .22 survival rifle with infrared telescope (stated incorrectly by Q as "point 25 caliber" in the movie, and when pointing at the "infrared telescopic sight" he is in fact pointing at the rifle breech)
  • 50 Gold Sovereigns
  • Tear gas cartridge disguised as talcum powder, set to discharge when the briefcase is opened incorrectly.
  • Ammunition for the rifle
  • Throwing knife (saves Bond's life by disabling Red Grant, allowing Bond to strangle him)
Pager 
Bond had one to notify him if he ever needed to contact MI6. It is worth noting that Bond also had a radio phone installed in his car as well.
Bug detector 
A small device that is designed to detect the presence of a phone tap device in a regular telephone.
Tape recorder camera 
A small reel-to-reel tape recorder hidden within a camera, used to interrogate Tatiana.
Dagger shoe 
A shoe with a poisoned blade concealed within worn by SPECTRE agents, including Rosa Klebb. The blade would pop out of the front of the shoe, making kicks extremely dangerous. One pair was used by Morzeny to kill Kronsteen after his plan failed. The gadget also makes a cameo scene in Die Another Day in Q's lab. The Dagger Shoe would also be referenced in the film The Punisher (1989) starring Dolph Lundgren (Venz from A View to a Kill). This shoe is both used by the Punisher and a member of the Yakuza (although their version had several daggers protruding from their shoes). This gadget makes several comedic appearances in the 1999 film Wild Wild West, starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline, the latter of which plays the character who invents said gadget. The dagger tipped shoe is also used by a government assassin in the film The Pink Panther Strikes Again, the Joker in the film The Dark Knight, as well as Orlov in the film "Salt" and an assassin in the film "Roadhouse".
Periscope 
A gift from the Royal Navy installed below the Russian embassy. Used to spy on the Russian conference room.
Garrote watch 
A wristwatch from which a wire garrote can be drawn. Used by Red Grant first to strangle a man dressed as Bond as part of a training exercise in the opening scene and later to attempt to strangle the actual Bond in the film's climax but was turned against Red Grant by Bond. Bond kept his watch as a souvenir as shown in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service and is referenced in an episode of The Simpsons where President George H.W. Bush moves in across the street from the Simpson Residence and carries a watch identical to Grant's which was apparently issued by The CIA.
Lektor Decoder 
Typewriter-sized decoding device used to decipher encrypted Russian messages. (This device resembles the Enigma cipher machines used for encryption and decryption by Germany in World War II.)

Goldfinger[edit]

Aston Martin DB5 
This Q-Branch edition vehicle contains the following modifications
  • revolving licence plates
  • spinner hubcaps that doubled as tire slashers
  • passenger ejector seat
  • rear bulletproof shield
  • forward machine guns concealed behind the headlights
  • rearward defences including smoke and oil slick sprayers
AR-7 .22 Survival Rifle With Scope 
Tilly Masterson, Jill's sister, used the AR-7 to try and kill Goldfinger.
Gold plated Rolls Royce 
The method of which Goldfinger smuggles his gold in and out of Switzerland. His facilities there melt gold into the framework of these vehicles and then transport them only to be dis-assembled all over again.
Homing beacons 
Bond is given two homing beacons from Q-branch. The first is larger and used when Bond tracks the villain, Auric Goldfinger, to his base. The second is smaller and allows MI6 to know where Bond is. Bond hides it in a secret compartment in the heel of his shoe. Later, Bond removes it from the shoe and attempts to send a message to headquarters by wrapping the note around the transmitter and slipping it into someone's pocket. The plan fails because the pocket's owner is killed and disposed of in a car crusher, which presumably destroys the device.
Attaché case 
Reference is made to Bond having an attaché case (see also previous film) that Bond is told was damaged or possibly destroyed when examined by Goldfinger's personnel. Most likely it was opened improperly and then exploded during the examination.
Bowler hat 
Oddjob, Goldfinger's henchman, uses a special bowler hat with a metal ring inside the brim as a throwing weapon. The hat is capable of slicing through stone and metal or break a person's neck when thrown hard enough.
Rolex Submariner (6538)
On a nylon strap with navy, olive and burgundy stripes.[2]
Industrial Laser 
Used by Goldfinger trying to kill Bond. Powerful enough to put a laser dot on the moon, but at very close range able to cut through steel. This laser was later used to cut open the vault of Fort Knox. This film showcases the very first of its kind, as this weapon takes on various forms throughout the James Bond series.
Peep Hole Bathroom 
Bathroom aboard Goldfinger's private jet with several peep holes in which members of his staff or Pussy Galore's flying circus would peep on suspicious guests.
Gold Plated Gun 
While not the same one that Francisco Scaramanga uses, this is the pistol with which Goldfinger shoots out an airplane window, inadvertently killing himself.[clarification needed]
Atomic Bomb 
Used to contaminate the Fort Knox gold supply utilizing optimum lethal radiation, but with as least amount of explosive force.
Nerve Gas Canisters 
Outfitted to aircraft belonging to Pussy Galore's Flying Circus. Goldfinger intended to disperse Delta-9 nerve gas to kill the military personnel at Fort Knox ( though he lied to the mafia members it would anesthetise the soldiers for 24 hours, then kills the mobsters with it). Later Pussy Galore replaces the gas with an anesthetic that only lasts ~30 minutes.
Electrical Cables 
Not Technically a gadget, but used as one when made available to Bond through Odd Job's hat throwing. Bond grabs these recently cut live wire cables and electrifies the bar gates in which Odd Job's Hat is stuck. Once Odd Jobb tries to pry off his hat stuck on the bars, Bond places the live wires on the gate electrocuting Odd Job to death.
Goldfinger's Rec Room 
Comes complete with folding pool table and scale model of Fort Knox which appears from a retracting floor. Also modified with retractable gas canisters used to murder the mobsters within. Max Zorin would later use a similar retracting scale model of Silicon Valley in A View to a Kill.
Wetsuit with rubber duck on top piece 
An almost comical attempt at stealth (for which Bond displays sharp disapproval in the manner by which he casts it aside). Bond uses this as a cover to infiltrate an enemy facility.

Thunderball[edit]

Aston Martin DB5 
the same car used in Goldfinger with a slight modification; rearward spraying water jets.
Homing Pill 
When Bond takes this pill, it emits a signal that can be detected only by a certain receiver.
Remote Control 
Although not a significant piece of technology today, in those times it was new. Used by main villain Emilio Largo to open a secret panel which leads to the SPECTRE briefing room in Paris, France.
Air supply 
A small device that can be carried on the person without notice and when in use, is held in the mouth to provide 4 minutes of air in emergencies when the user has to go underwater.
Bell Rocket Belt 
Used to propel Bond into the air when escaping after killing Jaques Bouvar.
BSA Lightning A65L 
A modified Motorcycle with forward firing rocket launchers. Used by Fiona Volpe under Spectre's orders to eliminate Count Lippe for failing to assassinate Bond and for bad judgement in hiring Palazzi with his greed. Ironically saving Bond the hassle of using his Aston Martin to take care of Lippe. Fiona later dumps this vehicle in a nearby pond.
Underwater Jet Pack 
During the final undersea battle, Bond is equipped with a bulky scuba tank that not only propels him through the water faster than anyone can swim; it is equipped with two explosive-tipped spear guns. It also has a frontal headlight.
Breitling 'Top Time' Diver Chronometer watch 
with built-in Geiger Counter.
Underwater camera 
capable of taking eight shots in darkness using an infra-red film.
A Geiger counter camera 
Given to Bond who then gives it to Domino to find the bombs on the yacht.
Miniature flare
a pocket-sized flare gun firing a red signalling beacon.
Cassette recorder hidden in book 
Bond uses this to learn that Quist is hiding in his hotel room.
Disco Volante Hydrofoil 
High speed escape boat complete with underwater hatch for the smuggling of nuclear bombs.
Disco Volante Cocoon
Used by Largo as a decoy device during his escape attempt from the American Navy. The cocoon forms the rear part of the Disco Volante; the front part can transform into a hydrofoil boat. Equipped with smoke screen emitter, at least two Browning machine guns, and a gun-shielded automatic cannon.
Sharks 
The first of many uses of sharks throughout the Bond film series. In this particular case, Emilio Largo keeps them in his "pool" at his Palmyra Estate and disposes of henchmen that have failed his tasks by tossing them into the pool which feeds the sharks.
Electrocution Staff Chair 
Blofeld uses this seat to 'punish' SPECTRE agents who have failed in their terrorist missions. With the press of a button, Blofeld electrocutes the staff member on the seat which he sits on, then the seat drops down into the floor and comes back up a clean new seat, disposing of the dead body which was sitting on it.
Skyhook 
Comes as a grappling suspender attached to a weather balloon that Bond can attach to his utility harness. With the aid of a specialised aircraft (B-17) installed with specialised braces, Bond and Domino are hoisted up into the air and out of the area.

You Only Live Twice[edit]

Pull down "Murphy" Bed 
Not technically a gadget, as many small apartments have them. However, this bed was used as a gadget in Hong Kong by Ling and Bond to aid in faking his death.
Personal Subway 
Tiger Tanaka's own personal subway car. Due to his status as head of the secret services there, this vehicle is used to ferry him discreetly around Tokyo via the underground.
Toyota 2000GT 
Aki's vehicle which she uses to transport Bond around Tokyo. Equipped with a mini TV in the dashboard enabling her and Bond to video-chat with Tiger Tanaka.
Mini-rocket Cigarette 
Tiger gives Bond a cigarette capable of shooting a rocket-powered projectile accurately up to 30 yards. Used in Blofeld's volcano to kill a technician standing by the entrance controls to enable his allies to storm the base.
Waterproof Burial Body bag 
Used at Bond's own "Funeral", this bag is completely waterproof complete with a breathing mask enabling Bond to breathe while being dumped overboard. The bag is even waterproof enough to allow him to wear a complete uniform before his briefing with M.
Safe cracker 
A small device that can easily be carried in a jacket pocket and works by attaching it to a safe the operator wants to open.
Ninja Throwing Stars 
Not technically a gadget, as they were used by Ninjas historically. They are however effectively used by Tanaka and his forces, especially when disarming Blofeld while holding Bond at gunpoint.
Automatic Wooden Hand Restraints 
Installed on Helga Brandt's own personal aircraft, they were used (unsuccessfully) to kill Bond as he managed to slip his right hand out of them and use a karate chop to destroy it.
Gyrojet rocket guns 
Prototype guns using a small rocket-propelled projectile rather than conventional ammunition. A limited number were made in real life for trials by the US and British military forces, but the design never caught on, and the guns and ammunition are now very collectible (and therefore highly sought after and expensive).
Boeing KV-107II with Magnet
Requested by Aki to dispose of unwanted pursuers in a car chase.
Wallis WA-116 Series 1 gyroplane (codename Little Nellie) 
Aircraft that can be assembled and disassembled to fit into several small cases. Comes with rocket launchers, air mines, machine guns, rear-mounted flamethrowers, and infrared-guided AA smart missiles.
Japanese Prosthetics 
Used to make Bond appear as a Japanese Fisherman in order for him to blend in at a fishing village located near the suspected Volcano Base and observe it more effectively.
X-Ray Desk
Used by Osato to identify any concealed firearms that his prospective 'clients' may have.
Volcano Base 
Entire base of operations for SPECTRE organization concealed entirely within a dormant volcano. Base contains a retractable roof designed to resemble surface water much like a lake surface on a dormant volcano crater. Also featured are defensive sentry guns on the volcano walls as well as various gadgets inside. This base and its internal structure design have been parodied in various film and TV shows (most notably in the Austin Powers franchise).
Trap Mini-Bridge 
Blofeld's trap door that he uses to dispose of failures to his organization and unwelcomed guests. Blofeld would push a button and the unsuspecting person(s) standing on the bridge of his mini garden would later take a plunge into the piranha-infested pond.
Mini-Monorail System 
Used to transport various staff and recently captured astronauts inside the large volcano base.
Self-Destruct Button 
Used by Blofeld to destroy his Volcano Base in a manner to make it appear as a volcanic eruption after his plan had failed.
Poison-delivering string 
Used by a Japanese SPECTRE assassin to deliver a dose of poison from an attic by having it running along its length to land directly in the victim's mouth. Referenced or used several times in subsequent popular culture as well, such as in the gamebook series The Way of the Tiger.[3]
Bo with retractable spear 
used by a spectre henchmen who infiltrated Tanaka's base in an attempt to assassinate Bond.
Bird 1 
SPECTRE's large spacecraft use to capture the US and SOVIET spacecraft from the orbit. Launch from the volcano base. The warhead's front part opens up use to catches the spacecraft and the astronauts. However Bond uses a self-destruct button in Blofeld's lair to destroy the Bird 1 spacecraft which catches other spacecraft.
Submarine Torpedo Tube 
Not technically a gadget, but used in such a manner. The Forward Torpedo Tube aboard a submarine is used to shoot Bond discreetly into the Japanese coastline near Tokyo after he has faked his death.

Diamonds Are Forever[edit]

Cloning Facility 
Blofeld's cloning facility where he picked candidates to surgically alter to resemble him. The facility contained various gadgets and surgical tools to which Bond later uses against him (which is later revealed to be one of his clones).
Biometric Fingerprint Scanner 
A projector-like device used by Tiffany Case in her Amsterdam apartment to identify her guests. One such example of how this device is used is when she takes the glass which Bond was using, then dusting the surface for a print and running it through the device and comparing it with a known fingerprint sample of her supposed guest.
Pocket snap trap 
A small gadget hidden in a pocket to give a person performing an unwanted search on the wielder a painful surprise.
Fake Fingerprint 
Bond uses a fake fingerprint that clings to his thumb to trick Tiffany Case into believing he is Peter Franks.
Mountaineering Pistol
Fires a grappling piton, complete with line; range about 10–15 meters. Also used as an improvised weapon against (a fake) Blofeld.
Electro-Magnetic RPM Controller 
Q created a ring that, when used, ensures a jackpot at the slot machines every time.
Grappling suspenders 
In the last leg of Bond's elevator-top ride to Willard Whyte's suite, Bond uses the grappling cord built into his suspenders. The gadget's design is similar to that of the belt in For Your Eyes Only and GoldenEye.
Voice changer 
Blofield uses this to trick employees that he is Willard Whyte. Q puts together a makeshift one to fool Blofield, remarking that he made one for "the kids last Christmas."
Trick Elevator 
Used by Blofeld in Willard Whyte's building to incapacitate Bond. A spray of white smoke is emitted from the ceiling of the elevator rendering the occupant unconscious. A version of this elevator is used by villain Karl Stromberg in his sea lair where the floor separates ejecting the occupant into the shark tank (from the film The Spy Who Loved Me).
Water Sphere 
Used by Bond to "walk" on water when he is parachuted near Blofield's platform.
Fake Muffler 
One of the smugglers in the Diamond smuggling ring used a fake motorcycle muffler, which was actually a storage compartment for the diamonds. This man was later killed by Mr. Wint.
La Bombe Surprise 
"Cake" with an "explosive filling", actually a domed shell covered in cake icing covering a small explosive device with a timer. Used by Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, and unsuccessfully deployed against Bond. The bomb ended up being tied to Mr. Wint's rear end and tossed overboard, with explosive results.
Flaming Shiskabob 
Not a gadget, but used as one. When exposed by James Bond to be the assassins responsible for eliminating everyone in the diamond operation, Mr. Kidd then takes a pair of Shiskabobs and lights them on fire with the intent of using them as weapons.
Moon Buggy 
Being tested in a Willard Whyte lab, probably built for NASA. Bond hotwires this vehicle and escapes the guards of the lab. It includes robotic arms which Bond uses against some of the security personnel of the facility.
Mini-Sub 
An escape water vehicle hoisted by an industrial crane to lower it from the top of the oil rig to the water surface. This vehicle was intended for Blofeld's use in the case that his plan fails (and it does). However, he does not get the chance to use the little boat when Bond decides to use it as a wrecking ball on his facility. Blofeld still escapes, but he is shown crippled in the film For Your Eyes Only most likely due to Bond's use of his Mini-Sub as a wrecking ball, with him in it.
World's Greatest Marching Band Cassette Tape 
Tape used to control the laser satellite's movements.
Industrial Satellite Laser 
The final product of all the diamond smuggling throughout the movie. Built by light refraction expert Dr. Metz, this laser is activated by using several hundred diamonds to concentrate and amplify a laser beam strong enough to destroy ICBM facilities, submarines, and other strategic targets from outer space orbit. Blofeld uses this device to extort money from Washington DC. Similar devices appear in Goldeneye and in Die Another Day which are satellite weapons deployed from outer space. This device is also similar to most other laser devices throughout the Bond film series, with this one being the largest and most powerful laser to date.

Never Say Never Again (non-Eon; 1983)[edit]

Pen gun 
A fountain pen emblazoned with the Union Flag of the UK that can fire an explosive charge; it was used to kill Fatima Blush. A delay in the explosive made Bond quip the device still needed work.
Rolex Wristwatch 
Equipped with a small laser beam cutting tool.
Motion-sensing bomb 
Actually Bond's cigarette case, supposedly equipped with a gyroscope that would trigger the detonator when moved. Used to fool a henchman into letting 007 crash Largo's charity ball. This was the only time Bond improvised by inventing a fake gadget on the spot.

David Niven era (1967)[edit]

Casino Royale (non-Eon; 1967)[edit]

Cigarette gun 
Similar to the one used in the later Eon movie You Only Live Twice. Used by James Bond to kill the firing squad that tried to execute him in one scene.
Sleeping pills. 
Although these are used in hospitals today, Miss Goodthighs tried to knock out Evelyn Tremble before he could play baccarat against Le Chriffe.
Suit with various gadgets in the pockets 
Q tries to explain this to Evelyn Tremble, but he ignores him.
Le Chiffre's torture room 
Le Chriffe uses this to torture Tremble to get the cheque to his winnings.
SMERSH milk truck. 
Packed with explosives, used in a car chase and blown up when it accidentally hits a SMERSH agent's car.
Bagpipe with hidden machine gun. 
Used by Vesper Lynd to kill Tremble.
Minox B 8x11 Camera 
Used by Q.

George Lazenby era (1969)[edit]

On Her Majesty's Secret Service[edit]

Radioactive lint 
In the beginning of the movie, Q is showing M a homing device made out of regular lint. "Placed in an opponent's pocket, the location fix and anti-personnel uses should be obvious." M is more concerned with locating Bond, who is nowhere to be found.
Safe cracker 
A device that consists of a flexible cable ending in a grapple that is meant to be fitted on a typical safe combination lock. The machine would then examine the lock, figure out its combination and open the safe. In addition, the device sports an Olivetti wet-type photocopier that could allow for easy copying of secret documents to minimise the chance of the owner learning of the break in by missing documents. Wet-type photocopiers are actually unsuitable for field missions because they must not be tilted lest the highly toxic transfer liquid spills out. Unlike the safe cracker used in You Only Live Twice, this device was quite slow, taking close to an hour to open the safe (in the film, Bond uses the device while the safe's owner is on a lunch break and barely completes the job before the man returns).
Minox B 8x11 Camera 
Bond uses a small camera to take snap shots of a map that shows where the "Angels Of Death" are to release a biological agent.
Improvised Gloves 
Basically the pocket lining of Bond's trousers. Bond rips them out and uses them to help him grip onto the ski lift cables and board a ski lift car from above it.

After Bond resigns from MI6, we see him cleaning out his desk, and gadgets from past films are shown, including Honey Ryder's knife from Dr. No, Red Grant's garotte watch from From Russia With Love and the miniature re-breather from Thunderball.

Roger Moore era (1973-1985)[edit]

Live and Let Die[edit]

Although Major Boothroyd/Q and Q Branch are not present in this film, this film remains the most gadget heavy in the series.

Rolex Submariner 
Given to Bond by Moneypenny, after being "repaired" by Q Branch. This specially modified Submariner has a powerful electromagnet that, in theory, can even deflect a bullet. It also featured a spinning bezel which acted as a rotating saw that enabled Bond to cut his rope restraints and escape a pool full of man-eating sharks and then go on and rescue Solitaire.
Tarot Cards 
Not technically a gadget, as many fortune tellers use them, but were used both by Solitaire and Bond as gadgets. Solitaire used Tarot Cards to predict potential future events for Dr. Kananga, and Bond himself visited a Tarot Card Fortune Teller in San Monique to determine Rosie Carver's true intentions and to play the Tarot game with Solitaire herself.
Bug Sweeper 
a hand-held device that can sweep a room for electronic microphones.
Clothing Brush Communicator 
A radio hidden inside a clothing brush with a key, allowing it to transmit messages in morse code. This same prop later appeared (used in a similar manner) in the 1975 Doctor Who serial Revenge of the Cybermen.
Shark gun 
Fires special pellets that expel highly pressurised air to make the target explode. Although it is designed for combating sharks, Bond is able to activate a pellet manually before forcing Dr. Kananga to swallow it.
Shark Pool 
Similar to the one Emilio Largo used at his Palmyra Estate, Kananga also keeps a pet shark at his underground base.
Alligators 
Used to guard Kananga's drug laboratory in New Orleans and as a front for a "Gator Farm." Bond was almost fed to the gators before finding a way to escape.
The 'Felix Lighter' 
Radio transmitter/receiver disguised as a car cigarette lighter installed in a CIA vehicle, which Bond uses to contact his friend, Felix Leiter.
Robo-Samedi 
for unknown reasons, this robotic replica of Baron Samedi pops out of the grave during the sacrificial voodoo scene of Solitaire. Bond quickly dispatches of this fake and the real Samedi appears.
Glider 
This glider is equipped with a button which directly signals Quarrel to release the tether attaching the Glider to the boat.
Flute Communicator 
Baron Samedi uses this device as a regular flute and as a direct radio transmission communicator to Dr. Kanaga
Voodoo Figures 
Found in the jungles of Dr. Kananga's island, they contain surveillance cameras as well as shoot poison darts at unwanted guests, as well as recently useless agents to Kanaga such as Rosie Carver.
Trap Door 
Used in both the New Orleans location of Fillet of Soul restaurant and in "Voodooland" in San Monique to gain entrance to Mr. Big/Dr. Kananga's secret underground lair of operations.
Bulletproof Glass in Taxi 
used by one of Kananga's henchmen to prevent Bond and the recently defected Solitaire from escaping.
Trick Coffin 
Coffin like device with a false bottom that is used to pick up the recently deceased on the ground. Such was used on the murdered MI6 agent investigating a Fillet of Soul restaurant in New Orleans.
1971 Cadillac Eldorado
Used by Kananga's henchmen in New York, it fires poisonous darts from its side mirror.
Shoe Box Communicator 
Used by another one of Kananga's henchmen posting as a shoe shiner in a network of surveillance personnel.
Revolving Dinner Table 
Installed at the Fillet of Soul location in New York, this revolving table brings both special and unexpected guests to the secret back room from where Mr. Big/Dr. Kananga operates.
Quarrel's Boat 
This boat contains a secret panel with several unspecified buttons. This gadget is never used in the film.
Mechanical Prosthetic 
Tee Hee's mechanical arm which contains a very strong claw capable of cutting through solid objects as well as bending the barrel of a gun such as Bond's Walther PPK. Tee Hee uses this arm as his own was eaten by an alligator, and eventually it is the cause of his (supposed) death as Bond cuts the joint wires that control his claw, and tosses him out of a very fast moving train.
Magnetic Watch (see above) 
this is one of the rare occasions when a gadget actually fails to save Bond, when threatened by alligators. He does escape the peril, but by using a non-gadget solution.
Flamethrower Spray Can 
In Bond's hotel room at San Monique, a snake appears. Bond quickly uses his Aftershave can with his cigar as a makeshift blowtorch to kill the snake. This is unusual as it was not a Q branch gadget.
Trap Door Air Vent 
A trap door designed to look like air vent. This device actually employs a low tech solution to killing Bond, which is a poisonous snake. This was completely undetectable by Bond's Bug Sweeper (see above).
Voodoo Hat 
Worn by Baron Samedi and placed as a warning to unwanted guests, this item actually does nothing but scare those who have a bad case of severe superstitious feelings about the item.
Coffee maker 
An ordinary household item which makes M ask "Is that all it does?"

The Man With The Golden Gun[edit]

Nearly all gadgets in this film belong to the main villain, Francisco Scaramanga.

The Golden Gun
Scaramanga assembles his Golden Gun using a pen (which acts as the barrel) screwed into a cigarette lighter (which acts as the firing chamber), a cigarette case (which acts as the handle), and a cuff link (which acts as the trigger). This gun however is limited to only one bullet.
Gold Bullets 
Handcrafted by specialty munitions manufacturer Lazar, these are 4.2mm (an unusual size, slightly smaller than a .17 ACP) and made of 23-karat gold. The bullets flatten upon impact. This action, combined with Scaramanga's extraordinary marksmanship, expedites the rate of death of the victim 
007 Gold Bullet and Bellydancing Trinket Gold Bullet 
Although not gadgets themselves, these pieces of evidence were used to track down Scaramanga. The first bullet, with Bond's Double-O registry etched into it is later revealed to be sent not by Scaramanga or any of his contractors with a hit on Bond, but by Andrea Anders Scaramanga's mistress herself as a way to lure Bond into killing her Lover/Employer Scaramanga and setting her free from his world. Sadly this does not work as she ends up accidentally exposing herself and becomes a victim of one of Scaramanga's gold bullets. The Bellydancing Bullet came from another one of Scaramanga's victims, that being Bill Fairbanks agent 002. Bond tracks down the dancer who used the bullet as a bellydancing stomach trinket that was lodged in the wall after it was used to murder Fairbanks.
Fake Nipple 
Bond uses this as part of his disguise
Solex Agitator 
Device that enables the utilization of solar energy as a power source on an industrial scale.
Industrial Laser Cannon 
A weapon that comes with the use of the solex agitator. Similar to the industrial lasers used by Auric Goldfinger and Blofeld, this weapon was used to destroy Bond's aircraft docked at Scaramanga's island.
AMC Matador – Flying car 
Seemingly standard automobile, with the exception of the dashboard converting from speedometer to avionics panel and an interface for wings and jet attachments. Scaramanga uses this to escape from Bond.
Tracking Device 
Used to track Scaramanga's flying car
Chinese Junk 
One of Scaramanga's vessels, it features a communication device used by MI6 to contact Bond and an autopilot.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 
A ship that sank in 1972 under mysterious circumstances. This derelict actually houses MI6 operations in Hong Kong harbour.
Scaramanga's Fun Palace 
Filled with replicas of historic figures significant to Scaramanga such as Al Capone as well as several moving mirrors and a Saloon. Also contains a replica of James Bond himself.
007 Wax Dummy 
A near exact duplicate of James Bond, complete with a retractable railing that at a push of a button would either advance or retreat out of the shadows. Used by Scaramanga as both a tool of admiration and target practice. Bond would later impersonate the dummy and kill Scaramanga when he was not looking.

The Spy Who Loved Me[edit]

Jaws' Teeth 
Made of stainless steel, his razor sharp teeth are what he uses to dispose of his victims by biting into their jugular. The strength of these "dentures" are also shown when he is able to bite through the skin of a shark and thus killing it. Its weakness however, being that it is made of steel, is that it is vulnerable to industrial-sized super-magnets which are normally used in junkyards to lift vehicles.
Lotus Esprit 
A Q-Branch customised vehicle with several gadgets. This is actually one of the few vehicles that survives one of Bond's typical missions.
  • Cement Blaster used to impair enemy windshields on their vehicles or as an underwater smoke screen to elude enemy submarine craft (in licence plate).
  • machine guns concealed behind headlights
  • surface to air missiles
  • torpedoes (underwater mode)
  • landmines (also can be used underwater)
  • can convert from land use to underwater submarine use
Micro-Film Reader 
Assembled from two components:
Ski Pole/Gun 
A special designed ski pole which is modified to fire .30 calibre rounds from a four shot magazine in the handle.
Industrial Magnet 
Installed in Stromberg's aquarium for unknown reasons, this magnet was later used to put Jaws in it.
Seiko Quartz watch 
Basically working like a pager, it had a built-in telex that allowed MI6 to send important messages to Bond, printing them out like a miniature teleprinter. The tape bore some resemblance to label maker tape.
Stun Gas Cigarette 
The cigarette used by Soviet agent Triple X, could unleash a knockout blow of stun gas when blown through.
MI6 Headquarters in Cairo 
Disguised to resemble an Egyptian Temple, this facility houses the offices of MI6 as well as Q Branch division. The following gadgets were all being tested at the Q Branch area of the temple, with only one of them actually being used by Bond in the film. A list of the gadgets being tested is listed below:
  • Sharp Tea Tray
  • Hookah Machine Gun
  • Seats with booby trapped knives
  • Cement Blaster (later installed on The Lotus Espirit which Bond uses)
Sharp Tea Tray 
Although never used, it is shown tested in Q's lab, cutting off a mannequin's head. The tray, in conjunction with a magnetic levitation delivery system, was lethal.
Nuclear ICBM Detonator 
Another Atomic or Nuclear based weapon of mass destruction featured in a Bond Film. This device is responsible for detonating a nuclear warhead in an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Equipped with a magnetic housing, Bond had to carefully remove the device which would have been rigged to explode if the Detonator came in contact with the magnetic areas of the housing.
Submarine Tracking System and Microfilm 
The initial object of Bond and Amasova's original mission in Cairo. The tracking system was developed at Stromberg's Facility, but was leaked by one of the developers in order to make and extra profit out of it. Stromberg sent Jaws to retrieve the blueprints to avoid any possible link to his company. Jaws however was unsuccessful in retrieving the blueprints.
SS Liparus oil tanker 
Not really an oil tanker, her massive size contains a launch bay in the fore section of the ship where 3 nuclear subs can be housed. Other high tech toys this ship conceals includes a mini monorail system from which the cars can be ejected out of a hatch on the side of the ship and convert into speedboats, a bulletproof control room with slots fitted for machine guns and flamethrowers for the Liparus crew to use against the submarine crews, nuclear ICBM missiles, and the submarine tracking and electrical interference system used to capture the Soviet, British and American submarines.
Monorail Speedboat 
Due to the size of the SS Liparus, a mini monorail system with was installed to transport personnel around the ship. In the event of an emergency, the monorail cars can be shot out of the sides of a ship and transform into speedboats.
Portable water craft 
A seemingly normal personal water craft, but comes in a bag and is assembled by Q himself.
Atlantis 
The undersea headquarters and Marine Biology Research Station of Karl Stromberg located off the coast of Sardinia, Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. This entire facility has several different gadgets and features, including:
  • a bay for arriving/departing helicopters
  • a submerging system that allows the entire facility to either sink or rise from the Ocean. Useful for receiving helicopters and ships when in surface mode, and conducting marine operations in underwater mode.
  • a trick elevator which could release occupants into a shark tank (which included a viewing window connected to Stromberg's meeting-room)
  • a dining table with a gun beneath aiming from Stromberg's chair to the chair opposite
  • side ports/hatches to launch scuba divers and mini-subs for the purposes of marine research or defensive measures against unwanted visitors
  • a diverse aquarium
  • an escape capsule completely stocked with wine and caviar.
  • and of course, a toy model of the SS Liparus
Motorcycle with Rocket Sidecar 
A seemingly ordinary-looking motorcycle with a passenger sidecar. However, the side car can separate while driving and use rocket boosters to increase its speed when in pursuit of another vehicle. This vehicle was used by Stromberg's henchmen.

Moonraker[edit]

Jaws's Teeth 
With the character of Jaws making a comeback appearance in this film due to his popularity, his trademark steel teeth came back as well. Although hardly used in this film, the strength of his teeth are shown when Jaws bites through a steel cable which runs an air suspended gondola ride.
Wrist dart gun 
Can fire both cyanide-coated and armour-piercing darts. Bond uses these to save himself from a centrifuge and kill Hugo Drax.
Secret Laboratory 
In Venice, the secret lab in which the nerve gas vials are constructed is hidden by a seemingly normal door on the outside. Accessible by punching in a code on the outside of the door that resembles the tune to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Safe-cracking device 
X-ray safe cracking device that is concealed within a cigarette case.
Seiko Wristwatch 
Contains a remote detonator and explosive charge and fuse inside the back compartment.
Multi Purpose Coffin 
Used by Drax Henchmen in an attempt to assassinate Bond, this coffin comes with a lid mounted panel that offers assorted hand based knife weapons the assailant could use against Bond. It also fulfills its basic design as a coffin when Bond kills the assailant hiding inside and closes the lid with the assailant still inside of it. This coffin also proves unintentionally useful as it can also float.
Camera 
A mini-camera imprinted with 007.
Moonraker Laser gun 
A laser gun that can be shot in space. The gun is also used in the video game GoldenEye 007. A version of this gun is shown being tested to somewhat gruesome effect on a wax dummy during Bond's visit to the MI6 monastery. They were tested at Q-Branch, and used by United States Outer Space Marine Infantry and Drax Industries armaments.
Exploding Bolas (seen tested in the MI6 monastery) 
Designed to entrap an object, such as a human, and explode when the bola balls hit each other.
Mexican Machine gun (seen tested in MI6 monastery) 
A cleverly disguised machine gun which is contained in a mannequin of a Mexican taking a siesta. The mannequin splits open, revealing the gun.
Gondola Hovercraft 
Enabled Bond to escape Drax henchmen in Venice by transforming into a land based hovercraft when necessary.
Poison Pen 
One of CIA agent Holly Goodhead's toys. Bond uses this particular gadget to dispose of Drax's pet python.
Perfume Flamethrower 
Another toy of Holly Goodhead
Notebook 
A notebook that shoots a small dart, belonging to Holly Goodhead
Drax Industries Space Shuttle 
Factory models come equipped with built in laser weapons and other armaments, and can fly without rocket assistance. Export models are unarmed and carry only basic scientific equipment.
Transmitter 
A transmitter hidden in Holly Goodhead's purse.
Hydrofoil Boat 
A boat equipped with explosive mines, torpedoes, a raisable bulletproof shield, and an escape glider
Drax Incan Temple 
Situated in the area of the Amazon River where a rare plant used in creating a certain kind of cyanide (fatal only to humans but not animals or plant life) is located. This temple comes complete with the following gadgets:
  • Trick Ledge
  • Garden water way with Anacondas
  • Space Shuttle control room, with operational Space Shuttle launch pads
  • Office Area/Shuttle Exhaust Area
Eifel Tower 
Not technically a gadget, and not seen in this film, The Eifel Tower was said to be owned by Drax himself. Bond later visits the tower in A View to a Kill

For Your Eyes Only[edit]

SS St. Georges 
A seemingly ordinary fishing vessel, yet underneath in the hold lies a command center built to house and operate the ATAC device.
WW2 Mine 
Used to destroy the British spy ship/fishing vessel St. Georges. Several of these mines are seen in the warehouse of Aris Kristatos during a surprise raid (suggesting that the sinking of the St. Georges was not an accident).
Seiko Wristwatch 
Receives digital message read-outs and contains a 2-way radio/transmitter for voice communications.
Seaplane 
Regular seaplane piloted by hitman Hector Gonzales who used it to ferry Melina Havelock to her parents' houseboat. Also came equipped with hidden machine guns on the underside later used to assassinate the Havelocks (with the exception of Melina who did survive).
ATAC 
The Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator, or ATAC, was lost when the British spy ship St. Georges was sunk. This device controls all of Britain's Polaris ICBM nuclear submarines and can render them either inoperative or co-ordinate the use of them against major western cities or against Britain herself. Later recovered by Bond, who at the end destroys it to prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
Barnett Commando Crossbow 
Judy Havelock, who is there with her crossbow to avenge her parents’ death.
Identigraph 
An early computer-like device to assemble a phantom photo of a person by selecting characteristics from a variety of lists including hair colour, hair style, nose form, style of eyeglasses etc. Located in MI6 headquarters and used by Bond and Q to put together an image of henchman Emile Leopold Locque. This device references the Identicast system referred to in the Ian Fleming novel Goldfinger.
Grappling suspenders 
Similar to the ones used in Diamonds Are Forever, this is used to scale Kristatos' St. Cyril's monastery.
Lotus Esprit
Equipped with an explosive anti-theft device which one henchman found out when he tried to break into it. Possibly contained other gadgets/weapons.
Lotus Esprit replacement
Possibly contained similar or more gadgets/weapons than the first one. However, it did not contain the explosive anti-theft device of the first as the person whom Bond tried to protect by keeping in the car was killed inside of it.
Mini Submarine
Contains an air pressure system to allow divers in and out while underwater.
Remote Control Helicopter
Blofeld rigged this helicopter to take Bond on a wild ride during the pre-opening credits sequence. It comes complete with electric shock wires to kill the current pilot. Bond however dismantles the remote control system and takes Blofeld on a ride into a chimney stack.

Octopussy[edit]

Seiko Wristwatch 
Contains a universal radio direction finder. This works in conjunction with listening device inside Bond's fountain pen. The watch is a Seiko G757-5020. This watch contains the following features:
  • Live Video Feed used in conjunction with Q Branch surveillance cameras.
  • Homing Device tracker
  • Possibly other gadgets
Trick Backgammon Dice 
Used by Khan to ensure a victory every time, Bond then uses the dice against Khan breaking his "winning streak".
Fake Horse Trailer 
An ordinary-looking horse trailer, however the rear end of the horse lifts up concealing a Mini-Jet Acrostar BD-5J (see below).
Acrostar BD-5J 
Mini-Jet aircraft used by Bond to perform surveillance on and destroy an enemy nation's hangar containing possible new technology that could be a threat to the Western Nations.
False Movie Poster 
Used to conceal the location of Q-Branch division in India. Bond and Vijay ride through the poster, and a new one comes up concealing the entrance to Q-Branch.
Montblanc fountain pen 
Contains a mixture of Nitric and Hydrochloric acids. Contains an earpiece listening device that works in conjunction with Bond's wristwatch and the Fake Fabergé egg (see below).
Fake Fabergé egg 
Contains a listening device and homing beacon which was used in conjunction with Bond's wristwatch.
Attaché case 
Contains a false bottom which conceals a high explosive bomb.
TV Watch 
Receives moving colour images over the air.[4] Bond uses this device towards apprehending Kahn later in the film.
Yo-yo saw 
A rotating circular saw blade attached to a string so that it could be used in the same manner as a conventional yo-yo. Used by an assassin to kill MI6 agent Vijay, and later by the same assassin against Bond and Octopussy. An industrial sized version of this weapon that is used to trim trees along rights-of-way for pipelines and electrical transmission lines appears in the film The World Is Not Enough as it is mounted on a helicopter and used to saw Bond's BMW in half.
Indian rope trick 
A high-tech version of the familiar magic trick tested in MI6, the rope could extend skyward when a button was pressed.
The Crocodile 
a miniature motorboat disguised as a crocodile. Bond used this to get to Octopussy's island.
Homing device 
a small tracker inserted into the Faberge egg that Bond steals during an auction. The device also contains a microphone that works with the listening device in the pen described above.
Q-Branch Hot Air Balloon 
Equipped with surveillance cameras to track various enemy movements. This is used in conjunction with Bond's TV Watch in which he can receive video signals from the balloon.
Sash 
Used by Magda as she masqueraded as a street dancer. While it is an ordinary-looking Sash, it can be used as a weapon.
Mini-Nuke
A bomb fitted into the base of a circus cannon. Intended to blow the circus show, as well as an entire city in West Germany off the map with the intention of removing all US installations in Europe leaving it vulnerable to a Russian invasion. This is the seventh time in the James Bond film series where an atomic or nuclear based weapon of mass destruction is involved. These films are Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only.

A View to a Kill[edit]

Polarizing Sunglasses 
Allows the ability of seeing clearly through tinted glass.
Ring 
Contains a miniature camera.
Zorin identification Device 
Installed within the walls of Zorin's Paris Estate office, this computer integrated system allows Zorin to quickly identify any suspicious clients.
Checkbook/Billfold 
Uses ultra-violet light to read previously written material by picking up the indentations of pen marks on paper.
Zorin Desk Lamp 
Installed throughout the many quarters of his Paris estate. These lamps allow his surveillance team to monitor any conversations made by any of his guests.
Electric Shaver 
Contains an electronic eavesdropping detector.
Credit Card 
Has an electronic ability to open locks.
SNOOPER 
One of Q Branch's surveillance inventions. A small, animal-like remote controlled camera unit that can transmit audio/video from the head of the unit to a receptacle for the signal. It was used as demonstration near the beginning of the movie and at the end to find Bond.
Zorin Industries Skyship 6000 
Large airship complete with briefing room and mini retractable map of The San Francisco Bay Area that comes out of the office table. Also available with this airship is a retractable staircase and trap door that would be used to dispose of recently un-welcomed business partners when in flight mode.
Zorin dirigible 
Smaller compact version of the larger Zorin Airship. Conceals inside an outdoor office trailer, positioned for a quick getaway. The airship also stores explosives.
Zorin Microchip 
Impervious to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) created from outer space. This microchip or similar reverse-engineered microchips are used on the prototype Eurocopter Tiger helicopter in GoldenEye which is impervious to EMP caused by the main weapon of that film.
Zorin Walking Cane 
Contains an RC steroid injector used to improve the performance of his racing horses during a race. Also contains various controls for his racetrack and various other materials at his estate.
Razor Sharp Butterflies 
Used by May Day to dispose of Bond's contact at the Eiffel Tower.
Snowboard 
wrecked frontal sled piece of a snowmobile. Used by Bond as a snowboard when his skis are damaged.
Bug Detector 
Just like the one used in From Russia With Love, this is a small device that is designed to detect the presence of a phone tap device in a regular telephone.
Grappling Hook 
Used by Bond to dismount a Russian soldier from his snowmobile.
Flare Gun 
Not technically a gadget, but used as one. Bond shoots this at a Russian helicopter effectively making it crash. Also signals his submarine.
Iceberg Submarine 
Mini Submarine disguised as an iceberg. Comes complete with a retractable bed as well as champagne and caviar.
Zorin's Stable/Property 
Comes complete with a lowering stable that leads to his hidden underground manufacturing plant. Racetrack also includes booby traps which Zorin can control with his walking cane. Also available is a surveillance room where Zorin can monitor all his guests.
Car Tire 
Not technically a gadget, but improvised as one last minute. When submerged, Bond uses the air from the tire to breathe underwater to fool Zorin and May Day that he was dead.
Improvised Gloves 
Just as in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, these "gloves" are basically the pocket lining of Bond's trousers. Bond rips them out and uses them to help him grip onto an Elevator's top hatch in order to help Stacey Sutton and himself out of a burning building set on fire by Zorin.
Eifel Tower 
Not technically a gadget, but previously mentioned as property of Hugo Drax, who is already dead during the events of this film.

Timothy Dalton era (1987–1989)[edit]

The Living Daylights[edit]

Pipeline Cab 
Designed to smuggle a person through the gas pipelines. Russian General Georgi Koskov was the first ever person to successfully use the line during his "defect" to Britain. A similar vehicle is used in the film The World is Not Enough
Philips Keychain
  • Contains capsule of stun gas (effective up to 5 feet) which is activated by a whistle combination. (Bond's was the first bars of "Rule, Britannia!". It is unclear if this is a standard setting.) The gas disorientates any normal person for up to 30 seconds. This explanation causes Bond to remark "You don't find too many normal people in this business, Q..."
  • Contains an explosive charge which is activated by a personalised whistle combination. (Bond's was a wolf whistle, something that Q commented was "most appropriate" for 007.)
  • Contains a lockpick which was claimed by Q to be able to "open 90% of the world's locks".
Miniature Binoculars 
Contained on normal-looking eye-glass frames.
Ghetto Blaster 
While never used by James Bond, we see this gadget being tested in Q-Branch for the Americans. The "Ghetto Blaster" (a 1980s slang term for a portable stereo) is a boombox that can fire a rocket.
Revolving Sofa 
Q is also testing a sofa that swallows whoever sits on it.
Guard Wristwatch 
used by General Pushkin to alert the guards at Bond's appearance
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 
This vehicle from Q-Branch comes with an assortment of useful gadgets. Listed below are the gadgets that come with this vehicle. Although not technically a gadget that comes with this vehicle, the rims (once the tires were blown out) were used to cut a circle in the ice covering the frozen lake which successfully subdues the police chasing after Bond.
  • Police band radio
  • Hubcap Laser
  • Forward missile launcher
  • Concealed Rocket Propulsion system
  • Outrigger Retractable skis
  • Retractable tire spikes
  • Self-destruct mechanism
Cello & Case 
Although not technically a gadget, the Cello Case was used as a sitting sled in a downhill snow chase and the Cello was used as a steering rudder and as a crude dummy for the guards to shoot at.
Milk Bottle Bombs 
Disguised as a Milkman while infiltrating MI6 Headquarters, Necros employed Milk Bottle Bombs from his milk crate destroying some of MI6's internal facilities while trying to smuggle General Koskov out.
Earpiece garrotte 
Not technically a device, but used as one. Necros, disguised as a Milkman, would use this item to strangle his victims much like Red Grant and his garrotte watch.
General Whitaker's War Room 
A room containing a collection of military memorabilia and toys which Whitaker plays with in his spare time. This area can also be used against unwelcome guests as it conceals many high tech weapons.
Trap Entrance Door 
Booby trapped by Necros to kill Agent Saunders. Otherwise a normally working automatic entry door, the trap entrance was rigged with a device that when triggered would deliver a fatal crushing blow to anyone stepping through the entryway of the automatic doors.
Dummy Kara Milovy 
Basically a Cello Case dressed up to look like Kara Milovy in a phone booth. Intended to buy Bond and Milovy time to escape those who were pursuing them.

Licence to Kill[edit]

Dentonite Toothpaste 
Plastic explosives disguised as ordinary toothpaste. The receiver that picks up the signal from Bond to blow the explosives is disguised as a packet of cigarettes.
Signature Camera Gun 
A camera that when put together became a sniper rifle that can be programmed to fire for only one person due to a scanner built into the grip.
Laser Polaroid Camera 
When the flash is used on this camera, it shoots a laser. The pictures it takes are X-rayed.
Exploding Alarm Clock 
Q carries it with him to Isthmus, but it is not used. "Guaranteed never to wake up anybody who uses it."
Radio Transceiver Broom 
used by Q to communicate with Bond's companion while disguised as a grounds man. Interestingly Q throws this item away after using it.
Genuine "Felix" Lighter 
A gift from Felix Leiter's wedding, an inscribed cigarette lighter that malfunctions, causing a huge flame to burst forth (although it could be that it is a mini-flamethrower). It is first and the final special device used in this film reminding the main villain Franz Sanchez why he destroyed his criminal empire to begin with.
Manta Ray over-cover 
used to disguise Bond as a Manta Ray when infiltrating Krest's ship
Decompression Chamber 
Used for deep sea divers to help them decompress after diving in deep waters, this device was also used as a weapon of execution by Sanchez. Milton Krest's ship, the Wavekrest, had one, and was used by Bond to frame Krest for stealing Sanchez' money. Krest found out the hard way how a Decompression chamber could be used as a weapon, as he was stuffed in it and Sanchez rapidly compressed and decompressed it. The resulting explosion inside were the remains of Krest's head.
Petrol with Cocaine 
Disguised as Gasoline, Sanchez planned to sell his drugs to the orientals disguised as gasoline, but really containing the cocaine.
Conveyor Belt & Shredder 
Used to break apart large blocks of cocaine into smaller pieces. Dario nearly kills Bond with the Shredder, however with Pam Bouvier's help, Bond tosses Dario into the Shredder.
Shark Tank 
Stored in Milton Krest's warehouse, the Shark tank is used to dispose of adversaries to Krest and Sanchez, such as Felix Leighter (although he survives). Ed Killifer (the DEA agent bribed by Sanchez) also found out the hard way how the Shark Tank was used when Bond shoves Killfer's money into Killifer and thus pushing him into the Shark Tank.

Pierce Brosnan era (1995–2002)[edit]

GoldenEye[edit]

Russian Armored Train ICBM Transporter 
Formerly an ICBM Nuclear Missile carrier, this defunct train was modified to serve both as a living space for Trevelyan as well as his mobile base of operations due to it being impervious to tracking devices as well as its armor plating which gives it an added protection to most arms fire and bomb blasts.
BMW Z3
Supposedly equipped with 'Stinger' missiles and other armaments, which are never seen or used. An automatic HUD that tracks approaching vehicles is shown. Car is LHD. Total screen time less than two minutes.
Aston Martin DB5
Bond's signature car. Although not a main vehicle as such, it is evident that Bond's Aston Martin has been modified by Q-Branch. This particular vehicle is equipped with a built-in dashboard fax machine and a cellular voice communications system, with a refrigerated drinks holder containing a bottle of Bollinger champagne and a rose.
Belt 
A size 34 leather belt. It conceals a piston hidden behind the buckle. It can fire out up to 75 feet (23 m) of high tensile wire designed to support the weight of an average person. Used by Bond to flee the Russian military archives building in St. Petersburg after Natalya is captured by General Ourumov and his men.
Ballpoint Pen (Parker Jotter) 
Contains a class-four grenade. A 2-inch-long fuse is armed after three clicks in succession. Another three clicks disarms it. Used by Bond to escape his captors after Boris nervously clicks it.
Wristwatch 
An Omega Seamaster Professional (the first of James Bond's non-Seiko/Rolex gadget watches) with built-in laser cutter and a remote detonator.
Piton Gun 
Fires grappling hook (piton) and has a laser cutting attachment.
Digital Binoculars 
Auto focus/zoom, digital camera, satellite uplink to send visual data.
X-Ray Document Scanner 
Q has a document scanner disguised as a tea-tray.
Phone Booth Trap 
Q Branch is testing a BT telephone box with a large airbag inside which expands, crushing anyone inside against the wall of the box.
Wheelchair and Leg Cast missile 
Tested by Q Branch, this gadget was made to look like someone had broken their leg, when in fact, the leg hid a missile, which could be fired from the seated position.
Door Decoder 
Small device that can be fitted onto keypad locked electronic doors that finds the combination and displays it on its screen. Used by 006 in the pre-credit sequence.
Ejector Seat 
An ejector seat disguised as an ordinary office chair. Adjusting it will blast the chair across a distance. Is only seen whilst Q is telling Bond to bring everything back in pristine condition.
Eurocopter Tiger 
Specially modified Tiger able to withstand electromagnetic pulse from outer space (caused by the Goldeneye EMP satellites). It is possible that this helicopter uses Zorin microchip technology which is mentioned by Q himself to be impervious to EMP radiation from outer space.
Goldeneye Satellite 
An orbital satellite based weapon capable of delivering high powered electro-magnetic shock waves which can shut down any electronic operation on Earth. Alec Trevalyan controls the satellite in Cuba with the intention of using it on London, ruining its economy and thus causing chaos (only after he's robbed the entire Bank of England through his hacker employee Boris Grishenko).
Trevelyan's Cuban Radar Dish Base 
A gigantic radar installation used by Trevelyan to control the movements of the Goldeneye satellite. The radar dish alone is so large that when submerged in water, it would resemble a small lake thus concealing its whereabouts. This facility comes complete with surface-to-air missiles that would destroy any unwelcomed visitors from the air while submerged. This is similar to Blofeld's Volcano base where the outer cover of the retractable roof is painted to resemble lake water.

Tomorrow Never Dies[edit]

Mobile Phone 
This was a concept phone designed by Ericsson. The phone had a variety of features, including:
  • a stun gun, containing a 20,000 Volt shock to any unauthorised user, and is also handy at disabling a high tech door lock.
  • a fingerprint scanner/analyser/transmitter that can also be used for opening high-tech fingerprint-identification locks
  • Antennae lock pick, which detaches from the phone and when inserted into a keyhole, hitting a key on the phone can then open the lock.
  • "Flip-open" remote control for operating his BMW 750iL (Directional steering pad, LCD monitor for the front and rear view, controls to fire rocket launcher and operate the car's other defence mechanisms)
Much of the phone's style, including its "flip-open" design, was incorporated a few years later into the Ericsson R380, an early smartphone. The R380 combined a fully functional mobile phone, PDA-like tools and WAP services.
Sea Shadow (IX-529) 
Carver's ship instrumental in creating false headlines. Employs stealth technology making it impervious to conventional radar. This ship also deploys the Sea-Vac Drill (see below).
Omega Seamaster watch 
Taken by Bond from the Chinese safehouse, the watch had a small, detachable charge that could be detonated by turning the watch's dial. It was later used to remotely destroy a glass jar that had a grenade lodged inside.
Walther P99 
A gun Bond acquires from the Chinese safehouse in Saigon. It replaced Bond's Walther PPK, present for the first half of the film. Bond has used the P99 until going back with a PPK in "Quantum of Solace"
Cigarette lighter 
A disguised timed explosive/grenade.
Spike Fan 
Weapon developed by Wai Lin's counterpart division to Q Branch. Appears to be a Chinese fan, but when opened, several metal spikes with strings attached are thrown. Due to its brief appearance with no additional explanation, it is unclear whether the strings are for entanglement or a similar purpose like a taser, or to retract the spikes.
Rickshaw Defence Mechanism 
This was used to knock out an enemy. A button is pressed, and an upper part of a bike-based rickshaw, which appears to be parked, ejects, knocking out the target.
Dragon Flamethrower 
Bond commented on the fact that this device was "very novel." Although this appears to be a sculpture of a dragon's head, pulling back one of the horns emits a high yield flamethrower, which makes the sculpture look like a fire-breathing dragon.
Wristband Grappling Hook 
A wristband that shoots a grappling hook that Wai Lin uses to escape a building in the beginning
Earring Lock pick 
At least one of Wai Lin's earrings conceals a lock pick, which she uses to escape from a pair of handcuffs.
Sea-Vac Drill
Used by Elliot Carver to destroy anything in his path—only to fall victim to it himself.
BMW 750il 
Car used by 007 in Hamburg. Equipped with mobile phone to control the car's functions, front and rear view LCD monitor, rockets, high voltage security system, and secret compartment.

The World Is Not Enough[edit]

Fake P99 
Actually an explosive, detonated on the banker's desk.
Q Boat 
Built by Q for his retirement. This boat comes equipped with submersible capabilities, although it was never properly finished.
Air Snow Machines 
Powered paragliders using snow mobiles with built in aircraft propellers similar to the use of Air Boats in the southern United States. The ram-airfoil can be detached to enable the machines to operate as snowmobiles.
Omega Seamaster Wristwatch 
Contains a Grappling hook with fifty feet of high-tensile micro-filament and a high intensity lighted bezel.
Multifunction Lock Pick 
Concealed in a normal-looking credit card with a removable strip that activates a spring-loaded multifunction lock pick.
Eyeglasses (#1) 
Remotely detonates an explosive "flash-bang" charge. The explosive charge is actually housed in the pistol that is confiscated from Bond in the film's opening scene.
Eyeglasses (#2) 
Enables X-ray vision for checking for concealed weapons.
Ski Jacket 
Conceals an escape pod which inflates into a sealed sphere made of aluminium-coated plastic and Kevlar reinforcement. This feature appears to be based on the Zorb.
Bagpipe 
Contains a flamethrower and a machine gun (was seen only in Q's testing lab).
Nuclear Bomb 
Attempted to be detonated through the use of a submarine's nuclear reactor. This marks the eighth and final time in the James Bond film series (before the reboot with Daniel Craig) where an atomic or nuclear based weapon of mass destruction is involved. These films are Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy
Locator Device 
Used by M when captured by Electra King by hooking up an alarm clock to a device which was able to get MI6 to triangulate the signal to the Lighthouse and get Bond to come to the rescue
Thermo Satellite Locator 
Used by MI6 and operated by R (Q's replacement) to locate Bond and Dr. Christmas Jones in Istanbul after Bond destroys the nuclear submarine. This device uses Satellite thermo-imaging on a large display screen to show heat signatures coming from various objects including people. MI6 staff was treated to a rather interesting surprise when they did finally find Bond and Dr. Jones on their Thermo-Locator.
Industrial-sized circular saw 
Helicopter mounted circular saw assembly. Helicopters carrying these fly by and trim tree foliage. Two of these helicopters are sent to attack Bond and destroy his BMW.

This film marks the only one occasion in the Bond film series where Bond has expressed concern as to what Q will think when equipment is destroyed "Q's not gonna like this!" when his BMW Z8 is sawn in half. This takes place after Major Boothroyd's final appearance in the film series; Desmond Llewelyn was killed in a car accident before the next film began production.

Die Another Day[edit]

Single Digit Sonic Agitator 
A "standard issue" ring for the finger which is actually an "ultra high-frequency single digit sonic agitator unit" that can shatter bullet-proof glass (or any " 'unbreakable' glass", as commented by Q in the movie) or disable another person.
Surfboard 
Contains a sliding panel with a hidden compartment containing communications equipment, explosives, detonators and a Walther P99 pistol.
Omega Wristwatch 
Contains an explosive detonator and laser beam cutter. The new Q states that this watch is Bond's 20th, which is a reference to the fact that Die Another Day is the 20th James Bond film.
Mini Air Supply 
Similar device as used in Thunderball, which provides a few minutes of oxygen.
Virtual Combat Training Simulator
This device allows the user to enter a virtual environment with the assistance of four computerised columns, a special pair of sunglasses, and a special weapon. This training simulator is tested by 007. One such program contains a scenario in which MI6 Headquarters is attacked and the user must eliminate all threats as they see fit. Miss Moneypenny makes some recreational use of another version of the program, where she is romancing with James Bond over a desk.
Aston Martin Vanquish
A high-tech car that uses adaptive camouflage technology, and so is equipped with tiny cameras on both sides so that they reflect what they capture on the other side, making it invisible to the human eye. Other features consist of the following: bonnet-mounted target-seeking shotguns, front-firing torpedoes, traction spikes, a passenger ejector seat, dual machine guns concealed behind the front grille, a retractable sliding roof panel, radial thermal imaging (heat) display, a remote-control function, some sort of laser cutting tool (seen to be accessible via its respective button on the control panel, although never used) and grenades of some sort, presumably rearward ones (also present on the control panel, yet never used).

Because this film marks the 40th anniversary of James Bond films in addition to the film being the 20th in the franchise, there are multiple references to each previous official film. Some examples include:

  • Red Grant's garrotte wire wristwatch. (From Russia with Love)
  • Bell-Textron Jet Pack (Thunderball)
  • Snorkel with false bird on top (Goldfinger)
  • Laser piton gun (GoldenEye)
  • Attaché case (From Russia with Love) - although the blade comes out of the slot point first, which is backwards.
  • Bede Acrostar Jet (Octopussy)
  • One-man submarine (disguised as Crocodile) (Octopussy)
  • SNOOPER (A View to a Kill)
  • Little Nellie (You Only Live Twice)
  • Rosa Klebb's poison-tipped shoe knife (From Russia with Love).
Icarus satellite 
Another orbital satellite based weapon very much like the satellite featured in Diamonds Are Forever, Gustav Graves (the villain of this film) created this satellite with the intent of providing sunlight to areas of the world which lack it in order to promote agricultural development in cold climate countries. Like the satellite featured in Diamonds Are Forever, the satellite's power is focused by the diamonds contained within. However, this particular satellite uses solar energy instead of laser technology with the intentions still remaining the same as it did in Diamonds Are Forever, which is as a weapon. Graves had really intended this satellite to detonate mines placed along the De-Militarised Zone along the border of North Korea and South Korea with the intention of having the North invade the South, as well as destroying any ICBMs that threaten the satellite and their intentions. This is also the biggest laser-based weapons in the films.
Sony Ericsson T68i
Sony Ericsson P800

Daniel Craig era (2006-present)[edit]

Since the reboot of the franchise with Casino Royale, the character of Q and his lab had been absent from the films until Skyfall.

Casino Royale[edit]

Aston Martin DBS V12 
The car has a glove compartment filled with assorted tools and weaponry, including a high-tech first aid kit, antidotes to various poisons and portable defibrillator.
Sony Ericsson K800 
Mobile phone with sophisticated GPS and 3.2 megapixel digital camera, with the ability to take multiple pictures very rapidly.
Sony Ericsson M600
Microchip implant 
Bond is implanted with a microchip that helps MI6 keep track of Bond's whereabouts; it also monitors Bond's vital signs which are transmitted back to MI6 for analysis.
Tracking device 
Similar to the implant in Bond's arm, this tracking device is placed in Le Chiffre's inhaler.
Omega Seamaster wristwatch
Explosive Keychain 
Originally used in the attempt to destroy a commercial airliner in Miami. Bond removes this from the fuel lorry and attaches it to a henchman's belt loop.

Quantum of Solace[edit]

Walther PPK 
The Walther PPK returns, after having been replaced at the end of Tomorrow Never Dies by the P99.
Aston Martin DBS V12
Sony Ericsson C902 
This mobile phone has a built in identification imager, capable of compiling a composite facial image of a potential suspect even when the person being photographed is looking to the side. This phone can also receive information immediately regarding the suspect as it is also tied into the MI6 data mainframe.
Omega Seamaster wristwatch
MI6 Profile Touchscreen 
Similar to the Microsoft Surface, this tool used by MI6 gathers information regarding possible suspects in an investigation, and relays it back to Bond through his mobile phone.
Quantum Earpiece 
A Q-shaped earpiece that 007 uses to listen in on Dominic Greene and his plots.

Skyfall[edit]

Walther PPK/S 9mm short 
A version equipped with a palm-print reader, only enabling the gun to fire when it detects Bond's palm-print.
Radio transmitter 
A simple radio transmitter that allows MI6 to track Bond's location when activated. Bond expresses his disappointment at the poor selection of gadgets at his disposal from the new Q (Ben Whishaw), who explains that Q branch no longer go in for "exploding pens".
Aston Martin DB5 
The same DB5 that Bond had in Goldfinger, the car has since been equipped with familiar features from its first appearance in Goldfinger - Bond jokingly threatens M by exposing the gear lever-mounted ejector seat button while she is seated in the passenger seat, and its hidden machine guns are used during the climactic battle with Silva.

These vehicle gadgets were featured on the film:

  • 2x 20 mm .30 Caliber Browning Machine Guns behind the front head lamps (as seen in the film Thunderball)
  • Ejector Seat (as seen previously in the film Goldfinger)
  • Armored bullet-proof chassis and windows able to withstand multiple machine guns with only dents, then rendered unusable by an RPG missile much to Bond's visible dismay, restarting the Bond trend of damaging his upgraded car in every movie (this feature is mentioned in, though seemingly upgraded from the film Goldfinger).
  • The control panel in the armrest of the car for the car's gadgets is featured for a flash of a second, and within it are enough controls to closely resemble the control panel seen in Goldfinger, Thunderball, and other films. This suggests the car may also likely have any of the original gadgets such as smoke screens, oil slicks, caltrops, retractable tire slashers in the hubcaps, retractable reinforced bumper rams, and possibly revolving licence plates and hidden firearm compartments in the interior of the car. However, a rear retractable bulletproof screen is less likely due to the strength of the armor seen in Skyfall where Bond anticipated the many machine guns to shoot at the car. It is possible there are features already installed in the car not yet explored in the films.
Sony Xperia T
Lightbulb Bombs 
Built by M herself, these self-made explosive devices contain a broken lightbulb inside a small plastic bag filled with kerosene and small bits of screws and other small bits of scrap metal. When attached to a light bulb socket and switched on by intruders, they explode sending large flames and bits of scrap metal flying everywhere.
AW101 Helicopter 
Silva's helicopter, equipped with a Public address system in the undercarriage intended to play music very loud while hovering over its intended target zone. This device has no offensive, defensive, or any sort of tactical value what so ever, as it only serves to provide a "grand entrance" and is used as a tool of making a nuisance.

Standard signature items (most films)[edit]

Walther PPK / P99 / PPK/S 
Walther firearms have had a long and storied history with 007. First issued in the film Dr. No, this semi-automatic double action pistol was intended to replace Bond's .25 ACP Beretta pistol after it backfired and caused him injury to his chest. This pistol has an overall weight of 590 g (21 oz) and a calibre of 7.65mm (.32 ACP). Bond was threatened to be demoted to standard intelligence duties unless he accepts use of the pistol. Bond later upgrades to a Walther P99 9 mm semi-automatic pistol in the film Tomorrow Never Dies before exchanging it for the traditional PPK in the film Quantum of Solace . In Skyfall, Q issues a new weapon to Bond - a Walther PPK/S 9mm short with a built in optical palm reader exclusively encoded to 007's palm print, ensuring 007 is the only one that can fire the weapon, making the new Walther a true signature gun.
Hanging Kick 
A standard martial arts maneuver employed frequently by 007, where he would grab onto anything above him (usually the top of a door frame) and would swing from it kicking at any of his adversaries who gets caught in the way.
Rolex/Seiko/Omega Seamaster Wristwatch 
Standard wristwatch complete with several different gadgets ranging from lasers, communication devices, homing beacons, explosives, etc. Made standard to all 00 Agents and has aided and saved Bond in several dangerous situations. Former 00 Agent Alec Trevelyan also uses a watch similar to Bond's.
Briefcase 
Made standard by Major Boothroyd in the film From Russia With Love. Contains several gadgets built in and is used by all MI6 personnel.
Pager 
Used to contact Bond when needed for new assignments. It comes in many forms from a key chain to a wristwatch.
Safe Cracker 
a pocket device used to open safes.
Mini Camera 
used to take small reconnaissance photos of various blueprints and strategic locations.
Homing Device 
Placed in various different locations on Bond's clothing and/or gadgetry.
Aston Martin DB5
Signature vehicle of James Bond, as seen in several films all containing various Q Branch gadgetry.
Laser Technology 
A number of Bond films have portrayed MI6 and their opponents to experiment with Laser Technology. Laser gadgets could be small enough to fit on one of Bond's many Q-Branch watches to industrial sizes being fitted on various types vehicles and air/spacecraft.
Bug Detector 
Used to identify and possibly remove or utilize hidden listening or other surveillance devices within a potentially hostile suite.
Animals 
Used mainly by Villains in several bond films, they utilize animals as weapons or as tools against Bond, his allies, or against those who have failed in the Villain's organization or are otherwise considered their adversaries. There are however a few cases where animals were helpful. A listing of these animals include the following:

So far, Sharks are the most commonly used animal as a weapon with Snakes coming in second place. The film Live And Let Die uses the most common animals while Octopussy uses the most variety of animals.

Aircraft/Spacecraft 
Standard in nearly all Bond films, as most are outfitted with various gadgetry and/or above average equipment. Since Bond himself is a licenced aircraft pilot (among other talents), he is frequently seen piloting such aircraft in films. Below is a listing of Aircraft/Spacecraft with and without modifications.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Bond's Rolex Submariner". mitteleuropa. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  2. ^ http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/real-james-bond-watchstrap-comes-to.html
  3. ^ The Way of the Tiger book 1: Avenger, entry 229. By Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson.
  4. ^ http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/nerdwatch/fun.html

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