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Dragon Tank

The Dragon Tank is Dr. No's main line of defence against trespassers on Crab Key. Disguised as a dragon to keep superstitious Jamaicans off the island, the armoured vehicle is equipped with a flame-thrower. The two-man machine is used to deadly effect when Quarrel falls victim to its flame during a gun battle. In the novel, Bond and Honey hijack the rank and escape from Dr. No's lair, but in the film version they flee by boat. A local swamp buggy, which was capable of being driven across the waterlogged marshes of the area, was used in the building of the Dragon Tank. The menacing looking vehicle was in fact just a tubular framework clad with metal sheeting. At the end of the production, the producers agreed to return the tank to the company that built it on the understanding that it would be dismantled and used for scrap metal.


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