History Headscratchers / Thunderbirds

24th Sep '17 8:30:55 AM ElSquibbonator
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_aircraft Less harmful plans]] were made in the 60s but they were nothing like as fast as the Thunderbirds, and the projects never really [[IncrediblyLamePun got off the ground]], due to the potential radiation - very similar to Fireflash in the pilot, [[ShownTheirWork oddly enough]].
** It's supposed to operate under a dual power system. Atomic reactor drives the turbines to make it move in the air and rocket fuel gets it on and off the ground. That's why the rockets aren't constantly firing. One of my cutaway books shows fuel tanks.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_aircraft Less harmful plans]] were made in the 60s but they were nothing like as fast as the Thunderbirds, and the projects never really [[IncrediblyLamePun got off the ground]], due to the potential radiation - very similar to not unlike Fireflash in the pilot, [[ShownTheirWork oddly enough]].
** It's supposed to operate under a dual power system. Atomic reactor drives the turbines to make it move in the air and rocket fuel gets it on and off air, while the ground.rockets are there to get it to a safe operating altitude. That's why the rockets aren't constantly firing. One of my cutaway books shows fuel tanks.


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** I personally consider it live-action, since it's filmed in real-time with puppets rather than being animated in stop-motion.
3rd Mar '17 6:11:14 PM Akaihiryuu
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** This is more a case of TheCoconutEffect. Most people don't know how sonic booms work, they assume it's something that you hear in the plane as you cross the sound barrier. When actually, you don't hear or feel anything in the plane, and the sonic boom is actually a shock wave trailed behind the plane once it does go faster than mach 1.
28th Mar '16 3:48:06 AM moloch
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** Most likely schematics or blueprints would be utterly impossible to get, because Jeff would have them either safe or destroyed. At least with photographs, there's a chance of getting away with it. And the kind of people he seems to want to sell to, like "General X", probably have experts who could at least make educated guesses from photographic evidence.
24th May '15 11:36:16 AM Joe32
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** According to WordOfGod, the reason why the FAB-1 was a Rolls Royce and not a Ford Thunderbird was because it's obviously a British show, and the [[CoolCar classiest British car]] at the time that everyone drooled over was a Rolls Royce. The only reason why the live-action movie didn't use a Rolls Royce was because BMW (The current owners of Rolls Royce) wouldn't give permission, so Ford jumped in with their "retro" model.

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** According to WordOfGod, the reason why the FAB-1 was a Rolls Royce and not a Ford Thunderbird was because it's obviously a British show, and the [[CoolCar classiest British car]] at the time that everyone drooled over was a Rolls Royce. The only reason why the live-action movie didn't use a Rolls Royce was because BMW (The current owners of Rolls Royce) wouldn't give permission, so Ford jumped in with their "retro" model.model.
**International Rescue is a worldwide organization with many agents. First of all I highly doubt the Thunderbirds fleet is the only team in I.R. probably the elite team, as it could be speculated that there are other teams with their own fleet of vehicles. The agents may follow the same rule. If people keep seeing 'Thunderbird' on each I.R. Vehicle or anything too similar, they may connect the dots.
12th Feb '15 1:52:22 PM Herbieriffer
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* So why wasn't FAB 1 a Ford Thunderbird from the very beginning?

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* So why wasn't FAB 1 a Ford Thunderbird from the very beginning?beginning?
** According to WordOfGod, the reason why the FAB-1 was a Rolls Royce and not a Ford Thunderbird was because it's obviously a British show, and the [[CoolCar classiest British car]] at the time that everyone drooled over was a Rolls Royce. The only reason why the live-action movie didn't use a Rolls Royce was because BMW (The current owners of Rolls Royce) wouldn't give permission, so Ford jumped in with their "retro" model.
8th Nov '14 8:11:26 PM nlpnt
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* For all the emphasis placed on secrecy, why don't International Rescue's uniforms include masks and why do International Rescue personnel operate in the open (often openly collaborating with the legitimate authorities face-to-face)? The team members are all the sons of one of the wealthiest men on the planet, and seem to live glamorous lives of international travel and leisure when not heroing, it's not inconceivable that they'd be at least vaguely famous and recognizable.

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* For all the emphasis placed on secrecy, why don't International Rescue's uniforms include masks and why do International Rescue personnel operate in the open (often openly collaborating with the legitimate authorities face-to-face)? The team members are all the sons of one of the wealthiest men on the planet, and seem to live glamorous lives of international travel and leisure when not heroing, it's not inconceivable that they'd be at least vaguely famous and recognizable.recognizable.
* So why wasn't FAB 1 a Ford Thunderbird from the very beginning?
6th Aug '14 2:12:39 PM starman117
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** By that time Thunderbird 5 had moved away from the interference? Or she was using public communication channels. A bigger issue is why nobody noticed the OD60 in the Med before if it interests with every satellite that passes overhead. And creates a perpetual cloud of mist.

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** By that time Thunderbird 5 had moved away from the interference? Or she was using public communication channels. A bigger issue is why nobody noticed the OD60 in the Med before if it interests interferes with every satellite that passes overhead. And creates a perpetual cloud of mist.
6th Aug '14 2:11:19 PM starman117
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** By that time Thunderbird 5 had moved away from the interference? Or she was using public communication channels. A bigger issue is why nobody noticed the OD60 in the Med before if it interests with every satellite that passes overhead. And creates a perpetual cloud of mist.
6th Aug '14 2:07:23 PM starman117
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** It's supposed to operate under a dual power system. Atomic reactor drives the turbines to make it move in the air and rocket fuel gets it on and off the ground. That's why the rockets aren't constantly firing. One of my cutaway books shows fuel tanks.



*** I think it's supposed to operate under a dual power system. Atomic reactor drives the turbines and rocket fuel gets it on and off the ground. That's why the rockets aren't constantly firing. One of my cutaway books shows fuel tanks.
7th Jun '14 1:05:12 AM Nemo
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* For all the emphasis placed on secrecy, why don't International Rescue's uniforms include masks, and why do International Rescue personnel operate in the open (often openly collaborating with the legitimate authorities face-to-face)? The team members are all the sons of one of the wealthiest men on the planet, and seem to live glamorous lives of international travel and leisure when not heroing, it's not inconceivable that they'd be at least vaguely famous and recognizable.

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* For all the emphasis placed on secrecy, why don't International Rescue's uniforms include masks, masks and why do International Rescue personnel operate in the open (often openly collaborating with the legitimate authorities face-to-face)? The team members are all the sons of one of the wealthiest men on the planet, and seem to live glamorous lives of international travel and leisure when not heroing, it's not inconceivable that they'd be at least vaguely famous and recognizable.
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