The James Bond Vehicle Library

SkyShip 500

3/3-2002, updated 12/10-2011   by JH & PS


SkyShip 500

SkyShip 500
A View to a Kill, 1985
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007 Relations

A View to a Kill - 1985
Vehicle Bond is passenger in

Notes

Zorin's getaway vehicle where he plans to watch the earthquake he is going to start. Zorin catches Stacey and Bond hangs on for a flight over San Fransisco to the final battle on the top of Golden Gate bridge.

Earlier in the film we see Zorin meet his fellow contractors in his corporate Airship. This airship has a retracting staircase.



Technical Data

  • Manufactor: Airship Industries (UK) Ltd.
  • Type: Skyship 500
    Envelope
  • Length: 52 m (170 ft 7 in)
  • Max diam.: 14 m (45 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 18,66 m (61 ft 2 in)
  • Tail fin span: 17 m (55 ft 9 in)
  • Volume: gross 5.133 m3 (181.977 cu ft)
  • ballonets (total) 1.334 m3 (47.102 cu ft)
    Gondola
  • Length: 9,24 m (30 ft 3 in)
  • Width: 2,41 m (7 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 1,96 m (6 ft 5 in)
  • Weight: Gross disposable load 1.260 kg (2.778 lb)
  • Powerplant: two 152 kW (204 hp) Porsche 930/10 6-cyl aircooled piston engines each driving a ducted propulsor.
    Performance
  • Max level speed: 55 knots (101 kmh, 63 mph)
  • Cruising speed (50% power): 47 knots (87 kmh, 54 mph)
  • Pressure ceiling: 3.050 m (10.000 ft)
  • Still air range at 40 knots (74 kmh, 54 mph): 470 nm (870 km, 541 miles)
  • Endurance: 12 h
  • Crew: 1-2 pilots
  • Colour: White with 'Zorin Industries' logo

Gadgets

  • Inflatible


Sources

Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1989, page 666-667.
007 Spy Files 3, page 4-5.

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