FAB 1 cutaway drawing
Hydrofoils when fully lowered extend below level of
wheels thus lifting the whole car clear of the water
when at speed which minimizes resistance – the rear
'foil has a vortex-aquajet powerpack fitted centrally
Retractable studs for snow and ice (shown
on one wheel only – fitted to all six)
Part of the top secret, enormously powerful engine
Retro pack air brakes (fitted to both
wings – indicated on off-side wing only)
Laminated, Anti-glare, bullet proof glass-steel canopy
Gull wing canopy and down-and-under doors
Hydraulic platform with fold-down safety rails
Swivel laser beam and smoke making apparatus set in rear wings
Rear hydrofoil
The hub cap motif extends on a rod to form a tyre slasher
(on all wheels, foremost shown in normal position)
FAB 1 cabin
Driving position showing the incredibly un-complicated controls for such a complex vehicle
FAB 1 seat
Centre pull down arm rests of back seat have retractable handcuffs and chest band

Technical specifications published originally in TV21 Summer Extra 1965,
later reprinted in Dutch Albert Heyn Codes and Extra 3 Album

FAB 1 plan
FAB 1 front
Front elevation
FAB 1 rear
Rear elevation
FAB 1 side
Side elevation

Elevations published originally in Thunderbirds model sheet, later reprinted in Dutch Albert Heyn Codes

Technical Specifications
name: FAB 1
description: Following many requests to TV21 asking for details of Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce, the Editor has finally secured permission to reveal some of the interesting features which have hitherto remained top secret.
The design of fab1 has officially been approved by the Rolls Royce Company but its main power unit must remain on the classified data list. Speeds in excess of 200 m.p.h. have been attained but it is certain that this is only a modest estimate of the enigine's real potential.
The four front wheels have been incorporated in the design to support the weight of the power unit and also the heavy machine guns which are retractable and ready for use at the push of a button.
The car has no driving mirror but relies on a small television monitor screen on its dashboard which receives a TV image from the camera concealed in the booth.
Normal television transmitters and receivers, plus UHF and Neutroni radio units are installed within the completely air conditioned car for immediate contact to and from the vehicle.
When fab1 parks all six wheels rotate until the car is able to drive into its parking space sideways.
designer: Derek Meddings