34 years ago, James Bond was attacked in an underwater fight by a submarine just like this. The Deepflight Submarine Super Falcon Mark II might look familiar to Bond fans, and with good reason. Its creator, Graham Hawkes, designed and piloted the submarine that challenged Bond decades ago. To this day, he’s produced submarines for Deepflight that are built for wealthy pilots and tourism companies around the world.
The Deepflight Submarine Super Falcon Mark II is a two-seater submarine styled with an aircraft sensibility. It spans 17-feet in length, with each seat having its own bubble-glass cockpit. It features a set of wings on the side and stabilizers in the rear that help guide the Super Falcon through the water. It can be piloted to depths as low as 400-feet beneath the surface, providing a rare view into the undersea world.
This isn’t the type of thing a casual boater can pick up. The Deepflight Super Falcon Mk II sells for $1.7M a pop. That puts it out of my reach, but squarely in the hands of billionaires like Richard Branson. Speak of the devil– that’s Sir Richard Branson in the rear seat in the action shot in the gallery below. If it’s tied to Bond in any way and belongs on a private Caribbean island, it’s a safe bet that Branson has at least one. Must be nice! [via theverge]View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery