FAB 1 This is a new die-cast model from Corgi. The operating features appear to be the same as those of the 1960's Dinky version - firing missiles and sliding canopy. However, the overall shape is different, most notably the canopy is more rounded at the rear.

As with the Dinky model there are figures of Lady Penelope and Parker inside.

The finish and detailing is far better than on the Dinky model.

 Thunderbird 1 is flown by Scott Tracy. It's a high speed sub-orbital scout craft. Thunderbird 1 is normally first on the scene at a rescue. Scott can then report back to base first hand and advise on the situation. The craft leaves Tracy Island like a rocket, rapidly climbing to a high altitude after which it changes to horizontal flight. At slower speeds TB1 employs swing wings for stability.


 This Thunderbird 2 is used in most rescue operations. It's the aircraft used to transport equipment anywhere in the world. Virgil Tracy is the pilot and he also tends to operate the machinery the craft carries. Cargo is transported in huge 'pods' that form the main body of the aircraft.

 Thunderbird 3 is mainly used as a ferry between Tracy Island and Thunderbird 5.

In 2026 there doesn't seem to be much happening in space and this Thunderbird is rarely used in rescue operations. This ship has more in common with current day rockets than interstellar ships like Fireball XL5. It's more or less a 'space shuttle' in terms of capability and function.


 Thunderbird 4 is a submarine, and by far the smallest Thunderbird craft. It's piloted by Gordon Tracy. Thunderbird 4 is often carried to the site of a rescue in one of Thunderbird 2's huge cargo pods.


International Rescue's space station. John Tracy keeps a watch on the world from this vantage point in Earth orbit. Thunderbird 5 monitors all radio broadcasts listening out for rescue calls or situations that may require I.R. to render assistance. International Rescue can be contacted on any frequency and John Tracy will answer the call.



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