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Hornby celebrates Thunderbirds 50th anniversary with new range

Published on: 1st October 2015

A new range of Corgi Thunderbirds models based on the original Thunderbirds series has been launched by Hornby.

thunderbirds480International Rescue’s Thunderbird 1, piloted by Scott Tracy, stands at just over 9.5cm and features operational swing wings for added authenticity. Along with Thunderbird 3, Thunderbird 1 features all new tooling for 2015.

Thunderbird 2 is International Rescue’s heavy equipment transporter, and is also used as the transport vehicle for the smaller Thunderbird vehicles. The craft’s main pilot is Virgil Tracy, who is sometimes accompanied by back-up crew members. Thunderbird 2 measures over 15 cm in length with a wing span of over 10.8cm. Thunderbird 4 fits neatly inside a pod concealed within the spring loaded undercarriage.

Thunderbird 3 is International Rescue’s vehicle designed for space rescue and maintaining the systems and crew of Thunderbird 5. It is normally piloted by Alan Tracy, with his brother Scott as co-pilot.

The six-wheel Rolls Royce is owned by International Rescue agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, and driven by her chauffeur Parker. FAB 1 is one of the most iconic of all the Thunderbirds vehicles. The pack comes complete with Lady Penelope and Parker figures, front firing missile and rear facing rockets.

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