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Martin [Admin]

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James Bond boats - Disco Volante
« on: May 16, 2008, 10:18:08 PM »

From Thunderball:

Has anyone made a boat that does this?!?!!
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Re: James Bond boats - Disco Volante
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 11:20:15 PM »

Funny I was thinking that last time I saw the film , Go on, go for it Martin..
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Re: James Bond boats - Disco Volante
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 11:52:07 PM »

I built one years ago that did that, long before Thunderball came out. It wasn't meant to, of course!!!

Rick

BTW, I was serving at RAF Waddington when they filmed the Vulcans taxiing early in  the film. I always maintain that I am in the film - somewhere. Our squadron hangar is, at least.
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Re: James Bond boats - Disco Volante
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 05:55:42 AM »

You want to start with a PT-20 Hydrofoil.
Then add the stern drop piece. ;)

In the filming of that scene, they loaded a small outcrop of rocks with explosives to
simulate the destruction of the Disco Volante'. The crew wasn't sure how much
explosive to use, so they went, " the bigger the better"...

They blew out every window of every building that faced the harbor...
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