The exterior of SPECTRE's crater facility.

The Saharan Crater Facility was the fictional headquarters of the terrorist organization SPECTRE during the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. The entire facility, dedicated to sifting through intelligence provided by the "Nine Eyes" programme, was constructed inside a North African meteorite impact crater.

Film appearance

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Filming Locations


SPECTRE breaks Guinness World Record

The meteorite crater's exterior was filmed in June 2015 around a crater called Gara Medouar near the Moroccan city of Erfoud.[1] The sequence depicting the climactic destruction of SPECTRE's facility used 8418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives[2] and holds a Guinness World Record for the "Largest film stunt explosion" in cinematic history, with the record credited to production designer Chris Corbould.[3]



  1. "'Spectre', 'King Tut' and 'The Book of the Dead' Sail To Morocco",, 6 December 2014. Retrieved on 27 February 2015. 
  2. "SPECTRE breaks Guinness World Record",, 10 November 2015. Retrieved on 24 February 2016. 
  3. Rachel Swatman (10 November 2015). Latest Bond adventure Spectre sets record for Largest film stunt explosion ever - watch incredible clip. Guinness World Records. Retrieved on 11 November 2015.
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