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The 1980's
Submitted by Scott Latham, 520th AGS Yellow Bravo, Feb 1982 - Jan 1984. Submitted by Scott Latham, 520th AGS Yellow Bravo, Feb 1982 - Jan 1984.

"Props for 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy at main gate flightline checkpoint. The signs, grass and trees were all fake props. The guard shack was real.... Yellow Bravo shelters are off in the distant background."

Submitted by Scott Latham, 520th AGS Yellow Bravo, Feb 1982 - Jan 1984.

Submitted by Mark Hemsath, 1980 - 1983, 1986 - 1991.

James Bond "Agent 007" comes to base
Aug. 20, 1982

Submitted by Mark Hemsath, 1980 - 1983, 1986 - 1991.

Submitted by Darren Wheeler, 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.

On the Octopussy set, circa 1982.

Submitted by Darren Wheeler, 2168th Comm. Squadron, RAF Croughton, June 1981 - June 1983.

Submitted by Arthur Sevigny, 77TFS asst NCOIC Aircrew Life Support & 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron Historian, Jul 1980 - Jun 1987. Submitted by Arthur Sevigny, 77TFS asst NCOIC Aircrew Life Support & 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron Historian, Jul 1980 - Jun 1987.

"Here are two photos that I shot during the filming of Octopussy. The woman is Kristina Wayborn. I have several shots of Bond’s car breaking through the gate (they must have shot that sequence 10 times), each has different F-111s in the background as they taxied by. Note: the cement block gate post on the right is just breaking loose. After they shot this sequence they had some mechanical problems with the car (they had three identical Alpha Romeros), so they took one of the others and beat the daylights out of it with a sledge hammer to match the damage of the first one and then kept on shooting (these were brand new cars mind you!!)."

Submitted by Arthur Sevigny, 77TFS asst NCOIC Aircrew Life Support & 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron Historian, Jul 1980 - Jun 1987.

Screen shots of the James Bond movie "Octopussy".

The USAF Marching Band preceeds the circus parade as the procession enters the Flightline. Notice the F-111's in the hangar. The USAF Marching Band preceeds the circus parade as the procession enters the Flightline. Notice the F-111's in the hangar.

The USAF Marching Band preceeds the circus parade as the procession enters the Flightline. Notice the F-111's in the hangar.

The USAF Marching Band preceeds the circus parade as the procession enters the Flightline. Notice the F-111's in the hangar. The USAF Marching Band preceeds the circus parade as the procession enters the Flightline. Notice the F-111's in the hangar.

The USAF Marching Band preceeds the circus parade as the procession enters the Flightline. Notice the F-111's in the hangar.

Screen shots of the James Bond movie "Octopussy".
Screen shots of the James Bond movie "Octopussy". The circus passes through the Main Gate. Notice the sign says 120th Tactical Fighter Wing, which is part of the movie storyline , as the setting is supposedly in Germany.
James Bond enters the base in a screaching powerslide in hopes of locating an enemy bomb planted in the circus, set to explode in only a few minutes. The facade of the base entrance was created by the movie-makers, as this part of the storyline takes place at a supposed USAF base in Germany.

James Bond enters the base in a screaching powerslide in hopes of locating an enemy bomb planted in the circus, set to explode in only a few minutes. The facade of the base entrance was created by the movie-makers, as this part of the storyline takes place at a supposed USAF base in Germany.

James Bond's view from his car as he approaches the Main Gate (Gate 1).

James Bond's view from his car as he approaches the Main Gate (Gate 1). We always drove on the left side of the road on base, as is common in the UK. Since the story setting is in Germany, the movie-makers filmed the driving scenes with driving, road markings and signs on the wrong side of the road.

Screen shots of the James Bond movie "Octopussy". James Bond approaches the Main Gate.
Bond demands to see the Commander... there's not a moment to lose! With sirens screaming, Police in persuit of James Bond approach the Main Gate at high speed.

Not a moment to lose! Bond demands to see the Commander. Closing in fast with sirens screaming, Police in persuit of Bond approach the Main Gate at high speed.

With no time to explain, Bond bursts through the Entry Control Point.

With no time to explain, Bond bursts through the Entry Control Point.

Warning shots are fired as Agent 007 takes off.

"Warning shots" are fired as Agent 007 takes off. (During my tour of duty in the USAF as a Security Policeman, there was no such thing as a "warning shot". A decending bullet from a warning shot would likely kill someone working on the Flightline or damage a 12 million dollar aircraft).

Screen shots of the James Bond movie "Octopussy".
Persuing Police are waved through the Main Gate onto the Flightline at a high rate of speed.

Persuing Police are waved through the Main Gate onto the Flightline at a high rate of speed.

Screen shots of the James Bond movie "Octopussy".
Screen shots of the James Bond movie "Octopussy".
James Bond bails out of his stolen car to avoid capture.

James Bond bails out of his stolen car to avoid capture.

Law Enforcement Security Policemen close in on Bond, unaware that he is trying to locate an enemy bomb planted in the circus. Law Enforcement Security Policemen close in on Bond, unaware that he is trying to locate an enemy bomb planted in the circus.

Additional Information about Octopussy
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Movie description
Agent 007 is as daring as ever in OCTOPUSSY: the 13th installment in the James Bond series. When fellow secret serviceman Agent 009 is murdered over a treasured Faberge egg, the British intelligence sends James Bond (Roger Moore) to investigate. Bond follows the egg to India after it is put up for auction and bought by the wealthy prince Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan). There he meets the enigmatic and beautiful circus leader, Octopussy (Maud Adams) and discovers that Khan and the maniacal Russian General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) plan to cripple Western Europe with a nuclear explosion and incite a world war. As indicated by its risqué title, OCTOPUSSY is one of the most licentious of the Bond films. Complete with the standard Bond components (sleazy one liners and deafening explosions) it overflows with sexual innuendoes. Maud Adams is the most alluring Bond of starlets to date. Her titillating performance as OCTOPUSSY inspired sexual fantasies in an entire generation of moviegoers. Having worked on a number of Bond films as an editor and director, John Glen delivers insures a Bond film which is pleasing to both the cinematic aesthete and the Bond fanatic. Bordering on the realm of high art, OCTOPUSSY is a cinematic masterpiece.

Credits
Producer: Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Cast: Douglas Wilmer, Lois Maxwell, Louis Jourdan, Maud Adams, Robert Brown, Roger Moore

Details
Edition: DISCONTINUED

This photo was found at auction on www.ebay.com in April 2006. Autographed 8x10 Photo. Great shot with Roger Moore from 'James Bond Octopussy' as 'Magda. Found at auction on www.ebay.com in April 2006.


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Air Force Recruiting Commercial from the 1950s.
Submitted by Paul DeHart, 2130th Comm Gp, Oct 1972 - Oct 1974.
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