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"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


  • 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.

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  • The 'Red Arrow' theme is played several times through the episode.

Foreign Name

  • Japanese: Hurry To Alulu Island! (アルル島に急行せよ)