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The 3E Submarine was a mini-submarine owned by The Hood, seen in Desperate Intruder. He used it as a base of operations to observe the treasure hunting expedition.

Technical DataEdit

  • Beam: 3 metres
  • Displacement: 23,586 kilograms (submerged), 13,607 kilograms (surface)
  • Length: 11 metres
  • Power: 1 water-cooled atomic fusion reactor
  • Speed: 45 knots

Unloading ProcedureEdit

E3 Transport

3E sub with transport truck

Main article: Transporter Vehicle

Sub InteriorsEdit

Periscope and video scanEdit

The submarine has a built-in periscope and video scan, enabling the Hood to keep watch while it is submerged.

Desperate IntruderEdit

Treasure HunterEdit

When The Hood learns that International Rescue are heading to Lake Anasta to find treasure, he heads there in his truck carrying the submarine.

Destruction Of The Mini SubEdit

The Hood fires a missile from his submarine at Thunderbird 4, but he misses. The Hood fires again, and scores a hit. Thunderbird 4 isn't damaged inside, and Gordon turns around to go after The Hood. The Hood retreats, but Gordon fires a missile at his submarine and the engines flood. The submarine sinks and explodes, but The Hood manages to escape in time.

CutawayEdit

At least one cutaway of the 3E submarine exists. Illustrated by Graham Bleathman, it appears in The International Rescue Book of Thunderbirds: FAB Cross-sections.

Hood's Sub (cutaway)

Graham Bleathman's cutaway

TriviaEdit

A Toy version of the hood's submarine 3E

Toy version seen in The Man from M.I.5.

  • An RC toy version of it is seen in the pool scene in The Man From MI.5. This "toy version" is of course the same model that was used to film all the exterior shots of the 3E submarine.