Manual Descending Equipment is carried aboard Thunderbird 2, and is used when ever a descent is needed down mineshafts or other confined spaces.

The equipment consists of a compressed air rifle that can fire steel rods into structures. These then support ropes, to which an abseil harness is attached. The person is then lowered down to the required depth.

The equipment is very compact and can be carried on the back of a hoverbike.

Equipment in UseEdit

In Cry Wolf, this equipment was used to good effect, to lower Gordon and Alan down the Charity Springs Tin Mine.

Bob and Tony Williams had been trapped down the mine shaft after the Hood had thrown a grenade and sealed the entrance, making the mine very unstable in the process.