The James Bond Vehicle Library

Eurocopter AS355 F2 Twinstar
Eurocopter AS355 F2 TwinStar

Published 19/01-2003
Updated 13/10-2011 05:10

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Notes

James Bond and Wai Lin are flown to Carvers headquarter in Hong Kong after beeing captured by Carver's henchmen.
Later the helicopter chases them while escaping the headquarter on the BMW 1200C motorbike.

First flight in 1974. The AS 350B Ecureuil Squirrell was designed for the civilian market but a military variant was also produced.

by PS

007 relation

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

  • Villain/henchmens vehicle

Technical data

  • Manufacturer: Aerospatiale/Eurocopter (France)
  • Helicopter: AS 350B
  • Type: Light helicopter
  • Year: 1974
  • Powerplant
  • Engine: Turboméca Arriel 1B turboshaft
  • Power: 641 shp (478 kmh)
  • Dimensions
  • Rotor diameter: 35 ft 10 in (10,7 m)
  • Length: 35 ft 10 in (10,9 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 11 in (3,3 m)
  • Weights
  • Empty: 2325 lb (1146 kg)
  • Max T/O: 4630 lb (2100 kg)
  • Performance
  • Max speed: 178 mph (287 kmh)
  • Range: 394 nm (730 km)
  • Capacity: 2 pilots, 2/3 passengers

Sources


Other sources:

Jane's Modern Military Helicopters, Tim Ripley, HarperCollinsPublishers, 1998, page 17/19.
The Helicopter, Patrick Allen, Airlife Publishing, 1996, page 11.