Thursday, 22 May 2014

007 Vehicle: Moon Buggy / Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond vehicle: Moon Buggy
Bond movie: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond has driven many famous vehicles but Moon Buggy is something special and it is based on real Lunar Roving Vehicle.

"The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, and 17) during 1971 and 1972. It was popularly known as the moon buggy, a play on the phrase "dune buggy". The LRV was transported to the Moon on the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) and, once unpacked on the surface, could carry one or two astronauts, their equipment, and lunar samples. The three LRVs remain on the moon." (Wikipedia) 

Engine: Every wheel has its own engine powered by two 36 V silver-zinc batteries
Top speed: 18 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: no data available
Length: 3100 mm 
Width: 1830 mm
Weight: 200 kg
Price 1971: $ 38 million

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

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