Hello and welcome back... Thunderbird 3 is the main transport for getting to and from thunderbird 5 ( international rescue ). This orange beast is 287 feet high, and is stationed under the round house some distance from the Tracy house.It sits on huge columns that absorb the blast during takeoff. Alan tracy is the pilot for this ship and is taken via a lounge settee in the lounge room that channels under ground into a access tunnel. The lounge is then lifted into the base of thunderbird 3, then exit the lounge, then into a lift and then onto the cockpit. Another lounge is replaced so there are no suspicions if visitors should rock up.
THUNDERBIRD 3 LAUNCH SEQUENCE
This craft is able to reach speeds of 25,200 mph which is required to exit earths atmosphere with ease. Inside thunderbird 3 is the remaining lounge,cockpit and sleeping quarters which are housed within a twin wall hull for added protection from meteors... just in case.
THUNDERBIRD 3 HEADING FOR THE SUN
Sometimes on rare occasions , thunderbird 3 is used as a rescue vehicle when a outer-space mission is required and Scott Tracy will accompany Alan on some missions.