The Mobile Control Centre (MCC) is a portable on-site command center module, used during rescue missions. It is carried aboard Thunderbird 1.
Among the MCC's features, are various audio/video communication systems to communicate with the other rescue vehicles. Included is a photo detector, which sounds an alarm if someone's photographing the Thunderbirds craft or various Pod Vehicles. Originally requiring two people to unload, an anti-gravity unit was developed to simplify loading and unloading.
Under some circumstances, though, deployment of the MCC may be preempted - either by adverse conditions at the danger zone (eg, Edge Of Impact), or the need for Scott's direct participation in the rescue (eg, The Duchess Assignment, Path of Destruction; see also Desperate Intruder, below).
- 1 Technical Data
- 2 Cross-section (Cutaway Drawing)
- 3 Trapped in the Sky
- 4 City of Fire
- 5 Operation Crash Dive
- 6 The Mighty Atom
- 7 Vault of Death
- 8 Martian Invasion
- 9 Terror in New York City
- 10 Desperate Intruder
- 11 Atlantic Inferno
- 12 Cameos
- 13 Trivia
- Depth: 1.5 metres
- Height: 2 metres
- Length: 2.3 metres
Cross-section (Cutaway Drawing)
- Main article: History of the Cutaway Drawings (Classic Thunderbirds)
Trapped in the Sky
City of Fire
Operation Crash Dive
The Mighty Atom
Scott deployed the Mobile Control Centre when he arrived at the Saharan Atomic Station.
Vault of Death
Scott and TB1 flew out to the Nevada desert, after International Rescue received a call for help: two actors were trapped in a cave, quickly filling with water. The Hood had fixed the charges, which caused a giant explosion, so that he could film the Thunderbirds craft when they arrived...
When Scott landed at the danger zone, he quickly got Mobile Control set up and updated Virgil on the rescue. Unbeknownst to either of them - or the movie crew - the Hood was filming the whole event...
Terror in New York City
Oil Field Fire
Scott uses the Mobile Control when he directs operations from an oil well gantry, while Virgil tackles the raging fire in the Firefly.
Operation To Save Ned Cook
With Thunderbird 2 out of action, there's no way to get Thunderbird 4 to New York in time to save the trapped Ned Cook and Joe - they'll both be under water within twenty-two hours. Jeff Tracy makes a priority call to Washington and arranges for TB4 to be transported intead by the U.S.N. Sentinel - but it'll still take twenty-four hours. Scott races ahead in Thunderbird 1, and establishes radio contact with Ned and Joe...
Aboard the Seascape
Its first ever cameo however was at the beginning of Trapped in the Sky. In the panning shot inside the Departure Lounge - London Airport, it is semi-visible behind the partition wall.