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Thunderbird 4 - International Rescue's one-man submersible utility vessel - takes on rescue missions above and below the seven seas, in the TV series Thunderbirds.

Technical data

  • Type: Underwater-rescue craft
  • Designer: Brains
  • Built: 2024 or 2063

Dimensions

  • Length: 30 feet
  • Width: 11 feet
  • Weight: 16 tons

Power

  • Power source: Twin atomic fusion reactors
  • Engines: 6 Electrically-riven reversible axial-flow turbine impellers

Performance

  • Underwater speed 160 knots
  • Surface cruising 40 knots
  • Emergency launch speed: 30 knots
  • Maximum operating depth: 30,000 feet
  • Range: Unlimited

Crew and Accommodation

  • Aquanaut: Gordon Tracy
  • Hangar: Thunderbird 2, Pod 4
  • Launch procedure (Nominal): direct deployment from Pod 4, once deposited at danger- zone by TB2.
  • Launch procedure (Emergency): propulsion along Tracy Island runway, via onboard hover-jets, to tilt-down ramp built to facilitate access to ocean.

On-Board Equipment

  • SCUBA diving gear
  • Spot Light Array
  • High-Intensity Laser Cutter
  • Battering ram
  • Sonar Sensor
  • Missiles

Hangar and Launch

TB 4 is kept ready for action in its own specially-equipped pod, in TB2's massive hangar bay. Due to its limited range, it's usually transported to danger zones rather than travelling on its own.

Launch Sequence

Main article: Thunderbird 4 Launch Sequence

Purpose(s)

Underwater rescue - oceanic or riverine - or where access requires underwater transportation.

Appearances

Trivia

  • TB4 is the smallest craft of the five Thunderbirds.

Profile

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Read More...

Thunderbird 4 on Thunderbirds Wiki: https://thunderbirds.wikia.com/wiki/Thunderbird_4

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Characters:
International Rescue: Jeff TracyScott TracyVirgil TracyAlan TracyGordon TracyJohn TracyBrainsTin-Tin KyranoLady Penelope Creighton-WardAloysius Parker
Others: Lucille TracyKyranoGrandma TracyThe Hood

TV Series Episodes:
Season 1
Trapped In The SkyPit of PerilThe Perils Of PenelopeTerror In New York CityEdge Of ImpactDay Of Disaster30 Minutes After NoonDesperate IntruderEnd Of The RoadThe UninvitedSun ProbeOperation Crash-DiveThe Mighty AtomCity of FireThe ImpostorsThe Man From MI.5Cry WolfDanger at Ocean DeepMove - And You're DeadThe Duchess AssignmentBrink Of DisasterAttack of the Alligators!Martian InvasionThe Cham-ChamSecurity Hazard
Season 2
Atlantic InfernoPath of DestructionAlias Mr. HackenbackerLord Parker's 'OlidayRicochetGive Or Take A Million

Films:
Thunderbirds Are GoThunderbird 6

Audio Adventures:
Introducing ThunderbirdsF.A.B.The Stately Homes Robberies

Books:
Young CorgiThe Vault

Locations:
Tracy IslandCreighton-Ward Mansion

Thunderbirds:
Thunderbird 1Thunderbird 2 (Pod Vehicles: MoleFireflyDOMOElevator CarsTransmitter TruckRecovery VehiclesMonobrakeExcavatorMobile CraneFire TruckLaser CutterThunderizerNeutralizer TractorJet-Air TransporterFire TenderYellow Trailer Truck | Red and Black TruckRed Curved Vehicle) • Thunderbird 3Thunderbird 4Thunderbird 5Thunderbird 6
Other Craft and Vehicles
FAB 1FAB 2

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