The James Bond Vehicle Library

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

06/11 2019   by PS

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
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Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

007 Relations

SPECTRE - 2015
Villain/henchmens vehicle
Vehicle Bond drives



Bond is chasing Hinx in the Austrian Alps. Hinx and his henchmen has kidnapped Madeleine, and is now trying to escape in Land Rovers. And Bond is in a low altitude persuit in a Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander. Trying to stop the Land Rovers he ends in a hard high speed landing down the snowy hill side and crashes through a barn.


This light utility aircraft was designed in the 1960's and is still in production. The plane has been improved over the years. In 1977 a model was re-engined and tested with ducted fans, but the fans was replaced by standard engines. With 1.280 planes build, and still counting, its one of the best selling commercila aircraft produced in Europe. The planes in service works as regional airliners, cargo aircrafts and military troop transport or support aircrafts.


The crash scene was filmed in Obertilliach, Austria. Building of the set in Obertilliach started in September 2014 before the winters snowfall. The main piece of the set was the barn the plane finally crashes through. But also other buildings were build or relocated for the set.

Tricks of the Special Effects Team.
Flying low in the forrest confronting the cars on the road, the plane was hanging from wires. When on the ground the high speed manouvring in the snow was made possible of the mounted skidoo inside the planes body.

Technical Data

  • Manufacturer: Britten-Norman
  • Model: BN-2A
  • Type: Utility aircraft
  • Year: 1976
  • First flight: 12. June 1965
  • Engine: 2 x Lycoming O-540-E4C5 or IO-540 (260hp or 300hp)
  • Wingspan: 14,94m (49ft)
  • Length: 10,86m (35ft 8in)
  • Height: 4,18m (13ft 9in)
  • Wing area: 30,2 m2 (325ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1.667kg (3.675lb)
  • Max take-off weight: 2.990kg (6.600lb)
  • Maximum speed: 273kmh (170mph - 147 knots)
  • Service Ceiling: 4.024m (13.200ft)
  • Range (with max bombload): 1.400km (874 miles - 756 nm)
  • Capacity: 9 passengers
  • Crew: 1-2
  • ID: OE-FZO


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Green, William. The Observer's Book of Aircraft, Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London, 1976.


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