The Monobrake is a low-slung search and recovery utility vehicle capable of either travelling along monorail tunnels or, by using its front-mounted cahelium strengthened telescopic arm. The telescopic arm can be attached to an overhead monorail. A safety hood behind the driver/passenger seating serves as a barrier from the extreme temperatures of the jet engine.

Due to its low height, the Monobrake can drive in a monorail tunnel and have a train pass over it without incident.

The vehicle appeared in The Perils of Penelope, is glimpsed in the vehicle hangar in Cry Wolf and can be seen in Pod 1 in Security Hazard.

Technical DataEdit

  • Length: 14 metres
  • Power: gas turbines (ground level); jet turbines (high speed)
  • Seating capacity: 1 driver and 3 passengers
  • Speed: jet engine on monorail = 480 kph; caterpillar tracks on ground = 112 kph
  • Weight: 3 tonnes
  • Width: 5 metres

Cross-sections (Cutaway Drawings)Edit

Only two cutaways of the Monobrake are known to exist. The first featured in Redan Thunderbirds Comics , and the other appeared in the Haynes Thunderbirds manual. Both cross-sections were illustrated by Graham Bleathman.

Main article: History of the Cutaway Drawings (Classic Thunderbirds)