Rescue organization (a.k.a. "International Rescue") seen on the
puppet series THUNDERBIRDS/SYN/1964-66.
Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, The Thunderbirds is a
worldwide rescue team operated by the Jeff Tracy, a former
astronaut and his grown sons.
With a fleet of sophisticated air rescue vehicles and a space
monitoring station, the Tracy family based on a remote Pacific
atoll, accepted a variety of difficult and often dangerous rescue
The nemesis of The Thunderbirds is a sinister group called
The Thunderbird fleet
Thunderbird I (piloted by Scott Tracy), a scout craft
that takes off vertically and travels to speeds of 7000 mph
Thunderbird II (piloted by Virgil Tracy), a slow moving air-cargo
Thunderbird III (piloted by Alan Tracy), an aircraft with
laser radio scanners that can fly into outer space
(piloted by Gordon Tracy), a submersible vehicle stored in
Thunderbird V (piloted by John Tracy), an
orbiting satellite station for global communications.
Assisting International Rescue is the lovely London-based agent
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward. Her 200 mph pink Rolls Royce is
filled with all sorts of gadgets (machine gun, bullet proof glass,
a la James Bond).
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