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The following is a list of all communication devices seen throughout Thunderbirds.

Main Communications on Tracy IslandEdit

The main Communications system on Tracy Island is based in the Tracy Villa lounge, hidden within wall-mounted portraits of the Tracy brothers and Lady Penelope.

Main article: Tracy Villa

My FamilyEdit

Jeff carries a mini-album of family photos, that can easily be slipped into his pocket. Each son's photo doubles as a communications link, like the portrait gallery in the Tracy Lounge (Thunderbirds Are Go (film)).

Thunderbird CraftEdit

Thunderbird 1Edit

Thunderbird 2Edit

Thunderbird 4Edit

Thunderbird 4 has built-in communications, within the control instrument panel, allowing Gordon hands-free operation.

In The Mighty Atom, Gordon is seen using a hand-held microphone.

Thunderbird 5Edit

Communication DevicesEdit

International Rescue used several different types of communication devices throughout their missions.

Standard HardwareEdit

Auto-Transmission UnitEdit

Behind Jeff Tracy's desk is the Auto-Transmission Unit, it was used in the episode Desperate Intruder to try and make contact with the Base camp at Lake Anasta, after Brains had failed to report in on time.

Hand-Held Walkie-Talkie (Short-Range)Edit

Personal Inter-CallEdit

Also known as (full title) Personal Intercall Wrist Communicator.

In Thunderbird 6, Jeff and Alan communicate using their watches.

In Move - And You're Dead, Alan used one while he was stuck on the San Miguel Bridge.

Jeff's WatchEdit

Alan's WatchEdit

Brains' WatchEdit

Brains' watch in Day Of Disaster.

Hand-Held Walkie-Talkie (Long-Range)Edit

Used by Tin-Tin in The Cham-Cham to contact Tracy Island from Paradise Peaks Hotel.


Hand-Held MicrophonesEdit

Several types of hand-held microphones were used by International Rescue; the types are listed here in order of their use.

Type 1Edit

Early ball-type.

Type 2Edit

Silver microphone with black handle.

Type 3Edit

Silver microphone with white handle.

Type 4Edit

Small aerial version

Type 5Edit

Gold microphone with white base.

Type 6Edit

Single-barrel type with round microphone top.

Type 7Edit

Black microphone with a red handle.

Type 8 Edit

An early type used by Virgil aboard Thunderbird 2.

Stethoscope-Type DeviceEdit

In the episode Danger At Ocean Deep, Scott uses a type of Stethoscope to try to make contact with the crew of Ocean Pioneer II. The device has a suction-cup speaker that can penetrate the sound of Scott's voice (via a hand-held microphone) through walls and doors, and can pick up any sound being received.


Caravan Talk-BackEdit

Located in Tin-Tin's bedroom in the Expedition Caravan at Lake Anasta, this was a simple bedside, microphone-and-speaker system. Tin-Tin and Brains referred to this machine - from the episode Desperate Intruder - as a "Talk-Back."


Police commissioner Garfield had a similar device in his office, as seen in 30 Minutes After Noon.

Main article: Communication Devices - Civilian

International Rescue's AgentsEdit

Lady Penelope's CompactEdit

To contact International Rescue, Lady Penelope has a radio built into her compact.

FAB 1's Cordless PhoneEdit

Sheep-Counting MeterEdit

Jeremiah Tuttle's FurnaceEdit

Signalling DevicesEdit