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James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden Visit Worlds Only Hovercraft Museum Lee-on-the-Solent England Die Another Day 2002

 

Pierre Brosnan in Die Another Day 2002 with the Hovercraft.
James Bond Gunnar Schäfer buy the original Hovercraft, that was used in Bondfilm
Die Another Day 2002,
soon in James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

 

 

James Bond Gunnar Schäfer buy the original Hovercraft, that was used in Bondfilm Die Another Day 2002,
soon in James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

Chris with James Bond Gunnar Schäfer and Warwick Jacobs.   James Bond 007 Museum in Nybro Sweden

Chris with Warwick Jacobs and James Bond Gunnar Schäfer from James Bond 007 Museum in Nybro Sweden

 

The James Bond film “Die Another Day” featured three hovercraft, two Osprey 5s and a Slingsby SAH 2200.  One of each craft used in the film can be found on display here at the museum, alongside a multimedia presentation about the filming of the hovercraft chase.

Notes

Pretitle sequence: Colonel Moon uses hovercrafts to force the minefields. James Bond captures one of the hovercrafts and persues Moon, and the chase is on.

15 Ospreys was build and used during filming at Pinewood Studios. Three of the crafts are in working order at the Hovercraft Museum in Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, UK.

One of the Hovercraft Museum's Osprey's from Die Another Day in action. Thanks to the museum for the picture. Visit their website if you are interested in hovercrafts.

007 relation

Die Another Day (2002)

  • Villain/henchmens vehicle
  • Vehicle Bond drives
  • Vehicle Bond steals

Technical data

  • Manufacturer: Osprey Hovercraft UK
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine: 1,9 litre 4 cyl, 4 cycle liquid cooled 105 hp
  • Length: 4,87 m (16 ft)
  • Width: 2,30 m (7ft 6 inches)
  • Height: 1,8 m (6 ft)
  • Unladen Weight: 543 kg (1195 lbs)
  • Normal Payload: up to 454 kg (1000 lbs)
  • Cruising Speed: 48 kmh (30 mph)
  • Maximum Speed: 80 kmh (50 mph)
  • Obstacle Clearance: 30 cm
  • Colour: Military green

Gadgets

  • 2 Grenade launchers

Osprey 5 MKII hovercraft

Chris with Warwick Jacobs and James Bond Gunnar Schäfer from James Bond 007 Museum in Nybro Sweden

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Bond is embarking from the ferry terminal in Dover, with Calais in France as the likely destination. Since the hovercraft service was not available to Holland, Bond would have had to drive up to Amsterdam from northern France. It is probably meant for the audience to believe that the hovercraft went straight to Amsterdam, but consequently that route was not available. The hovercraft would either go to Calais or Boulogne-sur-mer.

When Bond travels to Holland in Diamonds are Forever, posing as diamond smuggler Peter Franks, he takes the hovercraft across the English channel.

 

 

 


The hovercraft in the film belongs to Seaspeed, which was a joint hovercraft operation of British Rail in association with the French SNCF. Seaspeed started cross-channel services in 1968. The hovercraft Bond is traveling on is called Princess Margaret and the model (SR-N4) was the largest hovercraft in commercial operation. This form of transportation was quite new at the time of filming and that is the reason why the cool, dramatic Bond theme was used when the hovercraft leaves port. The fact that this hovercraft service is no longer available makes this scene a nice piece of history, even though the excitement of a hovercraft feels a little dated today. Still, this was the fastest way of crossing the channel and the record of 35 minutes across has yet to be battered. The hovercraft technique was invented in Britain in the 1950's.

 

Following the opening of the Channel tunnel (1994), the hovercraft operations were discontinued in 2000. The service had become unprofitable and the hovercrafts were getting old.

Pierre Brosnan in Die Another Day 2002 with the original Hovercraft.
James Bond Gunnar Schäfer buy the original Hovercraft, that was used in Bondfilm
Die Another Day 2002,
soon in James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

 

 

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