De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter

James Bond arrives in Nassau with this plane.
Registration N300WH, c/n 647 built in 1979.

The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is a Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility aircraft. It first flew in 1965 and is powered by two turbo-prop engines. The special abilities of the Twin Otter, including it’s high rate of climb and fixed tri-cycle undercarriage have made it popular in a variety of different roles, including regional airliner operations and skydiving platforms.

This page lists all films that feature a variation of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.

Bell 206 JetRanger

The Bell 206 is a family of a two-bladed, single or twin-engine helicopters, and one of the most popular light utility helicopters to be produced. Over 7,000 airframes have been built, with production running from 1967 – 2010.

Ford Mondeo

The latest fourth-generation Ford Mondeo was on its way, but the car we see Bond driving was a pre-production prototype, hand-built in Ford’s design studio in Cologne to match the real thing which wouldn’t be formally launched to the media for another year. – Jason BarlowBond Cars The Definitive History

According to Ad Rants 

Countering all that is sacred about the James Bond franchise, the producers of the film have decided to throw any semblance of respect for the brand to the wind and accept $14 million from Ford to allow the automaker to place its Mondeo in the the upcoming James Bond film, Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig.

Bond Arrives in Nassau in a Ford Mondeo

Feel the difference

Ironically Ford’s tagline, “Feel the Difference” would come back to haunt them. They advertised the Ford Focus Zetec with a connection to Casino Royale and the ASA ordered them to pull the advert because it was not easy to differentiate between the Zetec and the Mondeo.

According to The Guardian the ASA said,

“Because of the difficulty in differentiating between the two cars, the ad was likely to give the misleading impression that the Ford Focus Zetec Climate was used in the film Casino Royale, which could make it more attractive to some viewers.”

That advert is on YouTube.

David Zaritsky from The Bond Experience and I break down Minute 26. Check out the individual minutes, thoughts and discussion points here. Listen on iTunes or Spotify, or the player below.

Images of planes, helicopters, and Daniel Craig driving a Ford Mondeo in Nassau from Casino Royale (2006) Image rights held © 2008 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Danjaq, LLC. So don’t sue yeah? That would be great.