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Not to be confused with the 1965, 2004 or 2015 versions.


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 KindSnowbound, Fear Factor, Shadow Axis, Starcrusher, Shockwave, Guardian, Kudzilla, Nightmare, Cloudburst, Metal Head, Mindmeld, Child's Play, and UFO.