The James Bond Vehicle Library

Crab Key 'Dragon'
Crab Key 'Dragon' arriving with Honey Ryder and James Bond to Dr. No's lair
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Published 30/12-2007
Updated 03/04-2015 04:04



Disguised as a flamethrowing dragon Dr. No used this vehicle to keep the superstitious Jamaicans out of the Crap Key Island. Stories about the deadly dragon on the Island secured Dr. No from their prying eyes. Deadly it was indeed - Bond lost his guide mate Quarrel torched alive during the unequal night shooting and had to give up.

The vehicle was physically an old tractor rebuild in the shape of armoured vehicle by using metal sheets. After filming it was disarmed and scrapped. Shortly after the film debut the dragon was rebuilt for promotion purposes and the original flamethrower was fitted into the shell. Right now a replica is part of the Bond cars Section at The Cars of the Stars Museum in Keswick, England.

See the Dragon on the road in England in our Photos section.

by MS

007 relation

Dr. No (1962)

  • Villain/henchmens vehicle
  • Vehicle Bond is passenger in

Technical data

  • Manufactorer: unknown
  • Type: Tractor
  • Engine: Diesel


  • Armour
  • Flamethrower


Other sources:

The Essential Bond, Lee Pfeiffer & Dave Worrall, Boxtree 1998, page 20

Related BMT 216A page