The Monobrake is a low-slung search and recovery utility vehicle capable of either travelling along monorail tunnels or, by using its front-mounted cahelium strengthened telescopic arm. The telescopic arm can be attached to an overhead monorail. A safety hood behind the driver/passenger seating serves as a barrier from the extreme temperatures of the jet engine.
Due to its low height, the Monobrake can drive in a monorail tunnel and have a train pass over it without incident.
- Length: 14 metres
- Power: gas turbines (ground level); jet turbines (high speed)
- Seating capacity: 1 driver and 3 passengers
- Speed: jet engine on monorail = 480 kph; caterpillar tracks on ground = 112 kph
- Weight: 3 tonnes
- Width: 5 metres
Cross-sections (Cutaway Drawings)Edit
Only two cutaways of the Monobrake are known to exist. The first featured in Redan Thunderbirds Comics , and the other appeared in the Haynes Thunderbirds manual. Both cross-sections were illustrated by Graham Bleathman.
- Main article: History of the Cutaway Drawings (Classic Thunderbirds)