Saturday, August 22, 2015

Behold Thunderbird 3!

     Thunderbird 3 is one of International rescues most impressive, but least utilized craft.  Designed for space rescues as well as resupplying TB5, it towers above the other IR craft.  Special effects master Derek Meddings based the design on Soviet rocket concepts.  During the course of the series, it's only utilized for rescues in three episodes:  Sunprobe, The Imposters, and Ricochet.  International rescue's largest craft happens to be piloted by its youngest member: Alan Tracy.  For the rest of August we'll focus on the various Thunderbird 3 toys and models in my collection.  Enjoy!

Derek Meddings original concept painting of TB3

TB# launching from its hangar beneath the Round House.
Astronaut Alan Tracy

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