Thunderbird 3 is a yellow and black ground operations vehicle, that is seen in Thunderbirds 2086. Piloted by Gran Hanson, the craft can split down the middle and combine with Thunderbirds 1 and 2. This subsequently makes for both ease of transportation and deployment, should the situation call for a land-based mission.
- Length: 150 feet
- Width: 46 feet
- Width when docking with Thunderbird 2: 132 feet
- Height: 45 feet
- Land speed: 389 mph
- Air speed: 27,000 mph
- Power source: Twin libitina engines
Thunderbird 3 was used in 16 of the 24 episodes produced; Firefall, Computer Madness, One Of A Kind, Snowbound, Fear Factor, Shadow Axis, Starcrusher, Shockwave, Guardian, Kudzilla, Nightmare, Cloudburst, Metal Head, Mindmeld, Child's Play, and UFO.