The world of 007 features the coolest gizmos — and not all are issued by MI6's Q branch. Here are 10 of our favorites.

By Christian Blauvelt
August 03, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

1. Aston Martin DB5
First appears in Goldfinger
A fusion of form and function that’s as elegant as 007 himself, Bond’s DB5 is also an arsenal on wheels, outfitted with pop-out machine guns, tire slashers, a bulletproof shield, radar, and an ejector seat. No wonder he drives it in six films.

2. Walther PPK
First appears in Dr. No
Small, stealthy, but capable of packing a punch, the 7.65mm handgun is Bond’s sidearm of choice. He’s carried it in all but two of his big-screen missions.

3. Oddjob’s bowler hat
Goldfinger
When thrown like a Frisbee, the razor-sharp, steel-brimmed hat of Goldfinger’s Korean manservant can cut through marble — and flesh.

4. Dagger shoe
From Russia With Love
Rosa Klebb brandishes a shoe with a retractable stiletto blade and puffer-fish poison to induce death in 12 seconds. Talk about dressed to kill.

5. Jet pack
Thunderball
Need to flee a gunfight? Strap on a jet pack, developed in real life by Bell Aerospace for the U.S. Army. Unfortunately, flights last just 21 seconds.

6. Omega Sea-Master
GoldenEye
While Bond’s Rolex Submariner in Live and Let Die deflects bullets, his watch in GoldenEye features a laser that cuts through steel.

7. Lotus Esprit
The Spy Who Loved Me
The “Wet Nellie” is formidable enough on land, but downright deadly after it morphs into a submarine capable of firing missiles and laying mines.

8. Wallis WA-116 Series 1 Gyroplane
You Only Live Twice
Packable in a suitcase, the ”Little Nellie” mini-copter comes armed with machine guns, rockets, flamethrowers, and parachutable mines.

9. Q-Issue briefcase
From Russia With Love
Forty rounds of ammo, a collapsible rifle, a pull-out knife, a tear gas cartridge, and 50 gold coins. What more could a spy on the go need?

10. X-ray glasses
The World Is Not Enough
Bond’s never had trouble seeing women in states of undress, but these specs can also help ID baddies packing heat.

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