Thunderbirds are go! Corgi is proud to present the replica die-cast model of the dynamic Thunderbird 2 and 4. Piloted by Virgil Tracy and Gordon Tracy, these brave crewmen are deployed when International Rescue requires heavy engineering equipment or underwater rescue operation.
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, 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.
Thunderbird 4, 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.