Gerry Anderson’s famous TV series, Thunderbirds, was first broadcast fifty-five years ago. The original show, which used a combination of marionette puppetry and scale-model special effects sequences – a technique known as ‘Supermarionation’, has been loved by generations. Corgi proudly presents a range of replica die-cast models that celebrate this iconic TV creation!
Thunderbird 2 and 4
TB2, piloted by Virgil Tracy, is the freighter that carries all of International Rescue’s ingenious heavy engineering equipment. With a maximum flying speed of 2,000 miles per hour, Thunderbird 2 is 250 feet long, has a wing span of 180 feet and stands 60 feet high.
TB4, piloted by aquanaut Gordon Tracy, is a 30 feet long underwater and sea surface craft. Although much smaller than the other Thunderbirds vehicles and with a limited range, TB4 nonetheless plays a vital role in any underwater rescue operations.