"Cloudburst" is the seventeenth episode of Thunderbirds 2086, and second produced overall. The episode first aired in Japan on April 24, 1982.
A relaxing weekend vacation for the Thunderbird team is put on hold when the destruction of a Weather Control Satellite results in the deadliest typhoon on record. Its first target is Babalu Island, where Skipper and his family are staying.
IRO Equipment Used
- IRO Headquarters
- Flying Sleds
- Thunderbird 1
- Thunderbird 2
- Rescue Pods (X3)
- Thunderbird 3
- Rescue Ramps (X2)
- Thunderbird 4
- Thunderbird 7
- Thunderbird 13
- Thunderbird 15
- Thunderbird 16
- First Appearance: Thunderbird 15 and Thunderbird 16
- Warren Simpson's nickname is revealed by his brother as 'Gerry'.
- As the episode was produced early in the series run, this is one of the very few post-debut stories where the Shadow Axis are neither mentioned, nor cause of the disaster.
Anderson Stock Library
- The 'Red Arrow' theme is played several times through the episode.
- Japanese: Hurry To Alulu Island! (アルル島に急行せよ)