1966 Somportex trading cards
the 'secret message' on the reverse side of the cards
Virgil on Thunderbird 1 pilot's ramp.
Shute folds to convert to pilot's seat.
John answers distress call on his high
secret frequency band remote radio mike.
Thunderbird 2 landing on retro jets at London Airport.
Hood invoking his strange hoodoo
powers over Kyrano, his half brother.
Fire Flash about to take off on maiden flight from
London Airport to Tokyo. Passenger capacity 600.
Hood's exotic Eastern temple.
Lady Penelope's country home.
Brains, Scott and Virgil plan rescue operation
to rescue Sidewinder.
Hood in one of his many disguises places an auto–bomb in the
hydraulic landing gear of the worlds fastest airliner 'Fire Flash'
Scott on the revolving floor section
preparing to enter gantry for the control
panel of Thunderbird 1.
Brains, scientific genius, inventor of
all International Rescue machines. Very shy.
Monitoring control on ever alert secret
space station – Thunderbird 5.
Thunderbird 2 leaving its secret mountain quarters ready
for blast off. Palm trees fold back to allow for wing span.
Thunderbid 1 with all systems go streaking
on a mission at 7,500 m.p.h.
Thunderbird 3 blasts off from beneath
round house on Tracy Island.
Thunderbird 1. Leading rescue rocket.
Length 115' – wing span 80' – diameter 12'.
Thunderbird 3 interplanetary space rescue rocket. 200' long.
Thunderbird 1 making a soft landing with use of
retro-jets at London Airport.
Jeff Tracy ex–astronaut now head of
International rescue at H.Q. monitor.
Mobile swimming pool concealing launching pad for
Thunderbird 1 on Tracy Island.
Thunderbird 2 unloading pod 3 containing radio
controlled elevator cars.
Thunderbird 4 on underwater rescue mission using
extremely powerful searchlight.
Thunderbird 2 heavy rescue rocket cruising at 5,000 m.p.h.
Wingspan 180' – height 60'
John Tracy on the space monitor is
ready to listen in to all world
Thunderbird 5 ever alert space station
monitoring post. The receiver automatically
translates distress signals into English.
Earth drilling Mole transported in Thunderbird 2 – pod 2.
Lady Penelope's luxury ocean going yacht – FAB 2
Tracy family living quarters on remote and mysterious
Tracy Island somewhere in the Pacific.
The round house – Tracy library hiding launching pad
for Thunderbird 3.
Lady Penelope's FAB 1 Rolls Royce. The world's
most elegant car.
Jeff Tracy briefing his team for another
International Rescue mission.
Thunderbird 3 rendez–vous with Thunderbird 5 using auto
entry tube to relieve John Tracy from one month's duty rotation.
Heli-jet landing at scene of rescue in hostile terrain.
Thunderbird 4 destroys enemy nuclear submarine.
Scott at the controls of Thunderbird 1
control levers operate vertical and
horizontal flight positions.
Scott guides remote control elevator cars 2, 3 and 4
by V.H.F. monitors on car 1.
Thunderbird 3 launching gantry beneath the round house.
International Rescue headquarters lounge. This room
converts to their International Rescue operations room
Kyrano. Jeff Tracy's loyal servant and
yet Hoods half brother.
Interior of FAB 1 Lady Penelope's luxury Rolls Royce
with chauffeur – body guard – manservant Parker.
John Tracy. Controller of the space
monitor Thunderbird 5. Very patient.
Aquanaut Gordon Tracy co–pilot of
Thunderbird 2 and driver of Thunderbird 4.
Astronaut Alan Tracy. Pilot of
Thunderbird 3 who is also an expert
Lady Penelope's FAB 1 Rolls Royce outside the
round house on Tracy Island.
Virgil Tracy. Pilot of Thunderbird 2.
Reliable and steady. In charge of
priceless rescue equipment.
Scott Tracy. Pilot of Thunderbird 1.
Chief rescue organiser. Eldest son of Jeff.
Fast thinking and quick actioned.
The Hood. Arch enenmy of International
Rescue. Master of disguise.
Thunderbird 4, underwater and ocean going
rescue and scout craft
Heli–jet with police patrol over the roof of
top security government building.
Jeff Tracy one of the first men to land
on the moon and now founder member
of International Resue
Lady Penelope. International Rescue's
elegant secret agent based in London.
Parker. Lady Penelope's trusted servant.
Driver of FAB 1. Reformed ex-convict.
Virgil at controls of elevator car
also controlling other cars by radio.
Hood in hoodoo trance casting hypnotic
Tin-Tin (a Malaysian name meaning
'sweet') daughter of Kyrano.
International Rescue's mobile control monitor in
operation at London Airport.
TX-204 multi-jet freighter on routine patrol. Equipment
includes latest anti–missile missiles.
This advanced proto-type FX-904 vertical lift heli-jet is
capable of enourmous weight lifting capability and
speeds of up to Mach 2.
The use of a hover scooter enables Scott to obtain
maximum mobility even when he is grounded.
The Thunderizer. This blast gun contains a dynamatic
unit producing immense electric discharges more
powerful than lightning.
WN1 – nuclear powered atom-sub is used by Hood to trail
aquanaut Gordon Tracy to the depths of the pacific ocean.
Fireflash, the world's fastest and largest airliner. The
revolutionary fission turbines produce 3 million lbs.
thrust giving a cruising speed of 5000 m.p.h.
Firefly is frequently called into operation by
International Rescue. The atomic neutrons are concentrated
into a single cell which when fired disintegrates solid matter.
Skyhawk all weather interceptor. Maximum speed 9,500 m.p.h.
Variable wing design. Armoury: anti–solarium cannon 108 mm.
The anti–meteorite satellite on patrol was launched
from Cape Kennedy to form part of the early warning system.
The mobile laser ray. I.R. 3 can penetrate any known
material. Sunrays are bombarded with electrons to produce
immense cutting power.
WN 1 – The Hood's atom sub aboard the 8 wheeler
hydraulic transporter equipped to provide launching facilites.
Sunprobe, the incredible space rocket with secret
heleotomic booster motor mounted on gantry assist.
Sunprobe at final countdown. This
massive rocket is fired by remote control
from the traction platform.
Lady Penelope's luxurious Rolls Royce FAB 1 conceals a
deadly weapon behind the famous radiator.
This multi purpose heavy duty global carrier provides
maintainance for the International Rescue organisation.
World T.V. hoverjet projects hyper–space video
pictures direct to I.R. headquarters.
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