|Equipment & Vehicles|
|Type:||Fire-fighting and debris-clearance|
|Main Operator:||Virgil Tracy|
|Appearances:|| City Of Fire|
Cry Wolf (cameo)
Terror In New York City
The Firefly is a pod vehicle designed by Brains. A dual-purpose fire-fighting and debris-clearance vehicle, the Firefly's forward-mounted shield is constructed of Cahelium Extract-X providing heat protection from intense temperatures and resilient dozer blade capability. The shield allows access for the barrel of a heavy-duty gun armed with nitro-glycerine shells. These can be used to snuff out otherwise uncontrollable fires and for major debris clearance. Rear-mounted water and foam dispensers can be used for vehicle cooling purposes and for blaze control.
- Length: Unknown
- Power Source: Compact 800 bhp power plant
- Weight: 56 tons
- Width: Unknown
City Of FireEdit
The Firefly was used to clear a path through the burning rubble, so as to enable the Mole to drill down to the underground passage-ways of the collapsed Thompson Tower building, to rescue the trapped Carter family.
The Firefly can been seen in the Pod bay on Tracy Island.
Terror in New York CityEdit
International Rescue are called when an Oil Well burns out of control. Scott oversees the operation from a near by Oil Well gantry, while Virgil in the Firefly, fires a charge into the base of the fire to extinguish the flames.
Trivia & NotesEdit
- The rear mounted turret is never used during Firefly's appearances.
- The Firefly prop is believed to have been recycled into a vehicle from an episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, specifically Fire at Rig 15. Its new job is closely related to firefighting, but it now drops explosive charges into the inferno at the oil well we see getting sabotaged at the start of the episode.
- Firefly was carried in Pod 3 in the episode City Of Fire and in Pod 6 in the episode Terror In New York City.
- In a TV Century 21 comic-strip story, Firefly is renamed as "Firefly 1" as Brains introduces two remote-controlled versions known as "Firefly 2" and "Firefly 3".