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The Thunderizer.

Thunderbirds (TV Series)Edit

The Thunderizer is a small rescue equipment vehicle. It is used to distribute rescue packs to those trapped in tall areas, such as burning buildings or crippled towers.


There is only one entrance to the Thunderizer which enters through the back of the vehicle into the driver's cabin. To the left of the driver's seat are three monitors, one monitors the wind, another monitors the pressure, and finally, the third one monitors temperature. When the Thunderizer fires a metal rescue pack, it splits in half when it lands. Each half houses a low altitude escape harness. The low altitude escape harness consists of a gravity field generator, a harness and a jetpack. A pin is pulled to activate the escape harness, which launches its wearer into the air, and then back to the ground in a slow, safe descent. Above the windshield is a searchlight which incorporates an external environment sensor. At the very front of the vehicle is a turbine grille used for air intake purposes. On each side of this grille there is a round forward headlight.

Thunderbirds (2004 Movie)Edit


The Thunderizer

In the 2004 movie, the Thunderizer no longer has a booster mortar cannon for firing rescue packs. Instead, it has a barrel that fires charged particles at obstructions to rescue people. The particles don't affect organic matter when it fires.

  • The barrel can rotate 360 degrees.
  • The Thunderizer still operates on caterpillar tracks.
  • It is yellow and red rather than the green, grey and red of the original.

Technical Data (Thunderbirds TV)Edit

Crew: 1 (1 driver)
Firing range: 1,000 feet
Height: 2.2098 meters
Length: 14 feet
Top speed: 40 mph
Width: 1.6764 meters

Trivia & NotesEdit



The Thunderizer firing a rescue pack.

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