Equipment & Vehicles
Recovery Vehicle
Recovery vehicle
Type: Magnetic grapple pulling machine
Affiliation: International Rescue
Top Speed: 50 m.p.h
Main Operator:
Virgil Tracy
Appearances: Pit of Peril

The Recovery Vehicles are two powerful pulling machines that fire magnetic grapples capable of pulling heavy weights, such as planes or trains, out of places like pits or rivers. One of them is manned, the other remote controlled. The Recovery Vehicles only appear in the episode Pit of Peril, where they are used to pull the massive Sidewinder out of a burning pit. The quartz windscreen is Cahelium- strengthened.

Technical DataEdit

Each clamp is capable of hauling a maximum weight of 75 tons. (Thunderbirds Manual (Agents' Technical Manual))
Cable Length: 800 feet
Length: 50 feet
Power Source: 900 bhp power turbine
Top Speed: 50 mph
Weight: 40 tons
Width: Unknown


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