The Airman and James Bond

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The Airman and James Bond

Postby Count_Lippe » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:29 pm

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Retired Lt. Col. Charles Russhon, one of the founding air commandos assigned to the China-Burma-India theater in World War II, was a military adviser to the Bond films in the 1960s and 1970s.

Among the gadgets Russhon procured for filmmakers were the Bell-Textron Jet Pack and the Fulton Skyhook, both featured in the 1965 "Thunderball," as well as the explosives that were used to blow up the Disco Volante ship.

He arranged for exterior access to Fort Knox, Ky., coordinated filming locations in Istanbul, Turkey, and facilitated film participation by Air Force pararescuemen in "Thunderball."


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Re: The Airman and James Bond

Postby Omega » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:15 am

How did he get access to all of this. Was oked by the higher ups or did he just do it cause he wanted to?


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