With the upcoming release of the latest James Bond film No Time to Die, stuntman and classic military vehicle enthusiast Jim Dowdall provides fascinating insight into one of the most iconic chase scenes in the history of the spy film franchise
When it comes to vehicles, James Bond and Aston Martin go together like hand in glove. However, one of the most iconic chase scenes from the franchise did not involve the famed silver sports car at all saw Bond behind the controls of a Soviet-era tank.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of GoldenEye, the 17th film in the James Bond series starring Pierce Brosnan as the famous MI6 agent. The film had some noticeable stunts, including one which sees Bond bungee jump off the Contra Dam wall in Switzerland. It is, perhaps, best remembered for the tank chase scene though, which took place through the streets of St Petersburg in Russia.