Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds

Way back in the distant mists of time I attended a primary school in Australia. One day an English migrant lad turned up and started raving about an action / adventure TV show which had the most incredible aircraft.... piloted by puppets!

Needless to say we thought he was quite mad and attributed his ravings to the effects of the tropical sun. Little did we know!

A couple of years later Thunderbirds turned up on our TV screens and started for many of us a lifelong fascination with aviation.

1966 - Pilot roster

Entering the cockpit 1960's style!

In 2004 Jonathan Frakes directed a live action movie which replaced the super-marionettes of the original Thunderbirds with live actors and tastefully updated versions of the TB vehicles. Sad to say the "big-bucks" contemporary version had neither the elan or witty camp that Gerry and Sylvia Anderson were able to consistently produce during the 1960's.

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The MiGMan Thunderbirds comparator table.
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Thunderbirds are Go!   (1966) Thunderbirds   (2004)
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward
Lady Penelope - FAB 1
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Lady Penelope - FAB 1
Scott Tracy - Thunderbird 1

Scott Tracy - Thunderbird 1
Thunderbird 1 - from the 2004 movie of Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Scott Tracy - Thunderbird 1
Virgil Tracy - Thunderbird 2
Virgil Tracy - Thunderbird 2
Thunderbird 1 - from the 2004 movie of Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Virgil Tracy - Thunderbird 2
Alan Tracy - Thunderbird 3
Alan Tracy - Thunderbird 3
Thunderbird 3 - from the 2004 movie of Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Alan Tracy - Thunderbird 3
Gordon Tracy - Thunderbird 4
Gordon Tracy - Thunderbird 4
Gordon Tracy - Thunderbird 4

The Thames was too murky
to secure a clear image.
John Tracy - Thunderbird 5
John Tracy - Thunderbird 5
Thunderbird 5 - from the 2004 movie of Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION.

John Tracy - Thunderbird 5

Tracy Island
Tracy Island

Tracy Island

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