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James Bond's deadliest cars, boats, and jetpacks (pictures)

Britain's deadliest secret agent needs suitably lethal wheels. We take a look at the best of 007's cars, boats, and helicopters...oh, and a jet pack.

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Andrew Hoyle, Richard Trenholm
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James Bond's classic Aston Martin DB5, as seen in Bond adventures from "Goldfinger" right up to Daniel Craig's most recent outing, "Skyfall". This is the one from "Goldeneye", which includes a colour fax machine and champagne chiller. And probably some missiles and stuff.
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The DB5's descendent: the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, took to the ice in "Die Another Day".
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The Aston Martin Vanquish features the usual extras: stereo, V12 engine, rockets.
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Rockets! This Vanquish was also nicknamed the "Vanish" because it could turn invisible, but that wasn't a high point for the Bond series.
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The V12 Vanquish also features handy target-seeking shotguns.
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Bond doesnt always have it his own way: this Jaguar XKR, driven by "Die Another Day" villain Zao, also bristles with extras.
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The XKR includes ramming spikes for getting up close and personal when pursuing Bond.
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The Jaguar XKR's ordnance includes rockets in the door.
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Oh, and it also packs a Gatling gun.
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The 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback with 429 Cobra Jet Ram Air engine featured in Sean Connery's latter-day Bond adventure, "Diamonds Are Forever". This is the car that goes into an alley up on one set of wheels and comes out on the other.
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Probably the most valuable car seen in the Bond series: Auric Goldfinger's gold-smuggling 1937 V12 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, from "Goldfinger".
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The BMW Z8 driven by Pierce Brosnan in "The World is Not Enough".
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What Bond car would be complete without some handy missiles?
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A glimpse of some gadgetry from behind the scenes: this is the remote control used to drive the Aston Martin filming car.
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The Mercury Cougar XR7 driven by James Bond's wife, Tracy, in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Tracy stole the heart of George Lazenby's Bond before her untimely death at the hands of arch-enemy Blofeld.
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One of Q's clever gadgets involved spikes emerging from the tyres, for chases in the snow.
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James Bond is not a safe driver. This is the way Bond's cars usually come back to Q's garage... If they come back at all.
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Seriously, that's messsed up.
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The Aston Martin DBS V12 from the opening of "Quantum of Solace." Or should I say Quantum of Doorless?
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The Renault 11 Parisian taxi borrowed by Roger Moore's Bond in "A View to a Kill", seen here before it gets chopped in half.
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The 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II driven by Patrick MacNee as Sir Godfrey Tibbett when chauffering Bond in "A View To A Kill". The car and its 6.2l V8 engine were owned by Bond film supremo Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli, hence the license plate.
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The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante driven by Timothy Dalton "The Living Daylights".
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Bond loves women, cars, and skiing, and in "The Living Daylights" he combines the three.
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The BMW 750il featured in "Tomorrow Never Dies" -- in which Bond controls the car with his Ericsson JB988 phone. Now, that's an app we can get behind.
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Q loves his rockets doesn't he?
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Bond doesn't need wheels to get around. In "Thunderball" he took to the skies with this Bell Aerosystems Rocketbelt jet pack.
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A Bombardier MX Z-Rev Ski-doo snowmobile from Die Another Day. James Bond sees a lot of these type of things, usually over his shoulder just before they blow up.
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The bad guys pursued Bond in this Parahawk flying ski vehicle in "The World is Not Enough".
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James Bond was the first person to ride a Jet Ski on screen, when he hopped aboard this Wetbike in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me".
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The Glastron 150 GT speedboat that Roger Moore's Bond takes for a spin in Louisiana, gatecrashing a wedding, infuriating the local sheriff and jumping an 85ft levee in "Live and Let Die".
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The Q Boat from the spectacular boat chase along the Thames that opens "The World is Not Enough".
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Possibly Bond's coolest gadget: the Lotus Esprit that takes to the water in "The Spy Who Loved Me".
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The Esprit was nicknamed "Wet Nellie"...
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"Little Nellie" was the flat-pack mini-helicopter assembled by Q Branch in "You Only Live Twice".

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