17/3-2002, updated 9/10-2011 by PS
Brings Rosa Klepp to S.P.E.C.T.R.E. island to check Grant.
Later the helicopter hunts Bond and Tatiana Romanova on their escape route from the Orient Express to the coast.
The helicopter chase sequence was actually filmed in Scotland. And the helicopter blown from the sky, was a 1:4 scale model filmed hanging in a string.
In 'Goldfinger' Pussy Galore transports the nuclear bomb and Mr. Goldfinger to Fort Knox in a Hiller UH-12E4 a 4 seat version.
The Hiller UH-12E's first flight was in November 1947 and it is still in production today.
The original 'From Russia with Love' Hiller is still airworthy and going strong. In fact it has its own website www.007helicopter.com and the webmaster Tony Stigle is very interested in getting information regarding the helicopters used in making the film. See the contact details on the 007 helicopters web site.
Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1989-90, page 496/97.
The Helicopter, Patrick Allen, Airlife Publishing, 1996, page 85.
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