"Two brave men have been badly injured in that pit. I don't know if I should risk another life."
— General Peters

"Pit of Peril" is the second episode of Thunderbirds season 1. It first aired on 7th October 1965.

An accident causes a U.S. Army vehicle to fall into a burning landfill, and only International Rescue is capable of transporting the equipment required to rescue the crew, before they die of heat exposure.


When a revolutionary new Army transport vehicle "The Sidewinder" is tested, it runs into trouble and disappears beneath the ground. International Rescue is called, and with men's lives at stake, a highly ingenious and dangerous operation devised by Brains must be executed perfectly to succeed.


Main article: Pit of Peril/Storyline

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest Voice CastEdit


Main article: Pit of Peril/Gallery


International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit

Non-International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit


Main article: Pit of Peril/Goofs


Main article: Pit of Peril/Transcript

Alternate VersionsEdit

Thunderbirds (FOX Kids Series)Edit

Main article: Pit of Peril (Fox Kids Series)

Foreign TitlesEdit

  • German: Im Krater gefangen (DVD)
  • French: L'éboulement (VHS, DVD)
  • Italian: Sidewinder S.O.S.
  • Spanish: El Abismo del Peligro; El agujero peligroso (DVD)
  • Dutch: Kuil vol gevaar (TV 1966); Instortingsgevaar (TV 1991); Valkuil van gevaar (VHS, DVD)
  • Japanese: ジェット“モグラ号”の活躍

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