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Equipment & Vehicles
Thunderbird 1
Thunderbird 1(3)
Type: High-Speed Reconnaissance Craft
Affiliation: International Rescue
Main Operator: Scott Tracy
Appearances: List of Appearances

Thunderbird 1 is International Rescue's rapid response vehicle. It is usually the first to arrive at the danger zone and is piloted by Scott Tracy, although it can be piloted by his younger brother Alan.

Technical DataEdit

Diameter: 12 feet
Engines: 4 variable-cycle gas turbine engines; 4 booster rockets; 1 variable-mode engine operating as a high-performance sustainer rocket for launch or boost as a variable-cycle gas turbine in flight; 1 vertical take-off variable-mode engine operating as a rocket or variable-cycle gas turbine hover jet; pitch and yaw jets: 20 forward and 25 rear
Length: 115 feet
Maximum altitude attained: 150,000 feet
Maximum speed: 15,000 mph
Power source: atomic fusion reactor
Range: unlimited
Weight: 140 tons
Wingspan: 80 feet

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CockpitEdit

Thunderbird 1 is mainly controlled with four flight levers - two control steering and altitude, while the other two control engine throttle. The cockpit also has two viewing hatches - one on the left and right of the control seat.

Control PanelEdit

Scott has several visual aid screens on the control panel including a monitor for a tracking device and Sonar detector.

EnginesEdit

4 variable-cycle gas turbine engines
4 booster rockets
1 variable-mode engine operating as a high-performance sustainer rocket for launch or boost or as a variable-cycle gas turbine engine in flight
1 vertical take-off variable-mode engine operating as a rocket or variable-cycle gas turbine hover jet
Pitch and yaw jets: 20 forward and 25 rear

WingspanEdit

The wingspan is debated to be between 24 and 35 meters.

GadgetsEdit

Thunderbird 1 has a wide variety of gadgets at its disposal, including an Automatic Camera Detector, which can tell Scott immediately when someone is photographing the ship. It also has an electromagnetic beam used to wipe a forbidden photo or video of the ship.

Others include a Remote-Control Hover Camera, a megaphone, a magnetic grapple connected to a hawser cable, high-velocity spears/javelins, and a sonar tracking system.

In Atlantic Inferno it was piloted by Alan as Scott was in charge of International Rescue while Jeff was on holiday, the organisation reasoning that the decision made sense as the two ships were rarely used on the same assignment.

Armament(s)Edit

Cockpit underside-mounted International Engineering Ltd TBM6 20mm swivel machine cannon

Thunderbird 1's RefitEdit

From time to time, Thunderbird 1 underwent minor changes to its design.

  • Graham Bleathman, in his book FAB Cross Sections, claimed that the landing gear was interchangeable between skis and wheels.

Launch SequenceEdit

Main article: Thunderbird 1/Launch Sequence

AppearancesEdit

Thunderbird 1 appears in most of the episodes. The only episodes in which it does not make an appearance are: Sun Probe, The Impostors, Ricochet and Give Or Take A Million

The Perils of PenelopeEdit

It has a cameo role in The Perils Of Penelope. It is not involved in the main rescue, but is seen briefly when Scott returns from leave.

MissionsEdit

Main article: Thunderbird 1/Missions

TriviaEdit

  • The large air purifier air intake on the wall to the right of Thunderbird 1's launch pad is in fact a lemon squeezer.

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