Attache case used by James Bond
Owned by MI6
Featured in From Russia With Love (1963)
This leather briefcase is issued to all 00 agents as standard equipment by Q-Branch. Featuring an array of gadgetry that would become standard as the films continued, the attache case would save Bond's life a number of times throughout From Russia With Love.
The case contained 20 rounds of ammunition, hidden in the sides, and a flat throwing knife that Bond uses to stab Donald 'Red' Grant during his vicious fight aboard the Orient Express. The case also featured a 0.25 calibre AR7 folding rifle with infrared sight. This was contained inside the briefcase and was used by Bond to shoot the SPECTRE helicopter pilot dropping grenades on him at the end of the film.
Other gadgets in the briefcase included 50 gold sovereigns, which were used to lead Grant into a false sense of security opening the case. Not knowing that the case had to be opened by turning the magnetic catches to the horizontal position, Grant opens the case incorrectly, causing a talcum powder disguised tin of tear gas to explode in his face. §