London, South Kensington
5 December 2006
The Man With The Golden Gun, 1974
Two manufacturers metal identity plates, one for an aeroplane and one for its engine, the larger engine plate with details: Aircraft Franklin Engine, Model 6A8 215B9F, Engine No. 23843 -- 3¼x5in. (9.5x12.7cm.); the smaller, aeroplane plate with details: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale L.I., New York, Model: RC-3, Serial No.: 105, MFD: 10-22-46 -- 1½x3½in. (4x9cm.) -- taken from the amphibious aircraft flown by James Bond [Roger Moore] out of Francisco Scaramanga's [Christopher Lee] hideaway on the island of Phuket in the 1974 United Artists/Eon Productions' film The Man With The Golden Gun (2)
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In the film, the amphibious aircraft is destroyed by Scaramanga using the Solex Agitator; prior to this scene being shot, the plates were removed in case Thai Customs requested proof of disposal.
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