1. Official Site Takes A Look At Hovercrafts

    By daniel on 2002-07-04

    The official James Bond site has had another major update today, this time taking a look at the Hovercraft sequence that was filmed in Aldershot.

    Specifically, the filming took place in Long Valley which hosts a military base. That alone created problems for the crew as Chris Corbould reveals, “This area is the army test ground and it’s very abrasive on vehicles. They say if a tank can last two weeks here you can take it to any terrain in the world and it’ll keep going which is why they come here. The sand is all spikes when you look at it under the microscope so we had a lot of trouble with bearings and all sorts of things in the early days. However, we’ve ironed out the problems and they are working really well now”.

    The article is worth a read if only for the two pictures of the hovercraft sequence being filmed.

    If you'd like to discuss the article please do so in this thread of the Die Another Day Forums.

    Finally, a big thanks to 'M_Balje' for letting us know about the update!