... okay - maybe they didn't panic - but the mistaken conclusion that the M-50 "Bounder" was a nuclear-powered strategic bomber must have pleased the Soviets! "Look comrade; stupid writer for Aviation Week has saved us hundreds of millions of rubles in development costs!" If the Pentagon didn't believe it, at least American toy companies did!
... I never get tired of the enthusiastic way the narrator (Peter Ustinov) pronounces Bounder!!
... talk about rare footage: Boris and Natasha had to go through seven car-chases, shoot twenty henchmen and trade 50 pairs of Levis to smuggle this video out of the Iron curtain.
Now it's available on YouTube! Ah- for the good old days!