Operated by ‘Air Terrainean’ the Fireflash is a hypersonic airliner powered by six atomic motors that enable the aircraft to stay airborne for up to six months. Its maximum speed is Mach 6, approximately 4,500 mph, and is capable of flying at a height of 250,000 feet. It is equipped with two passenger decks and many luxury features including cocktail lounges located within glazed sections of the wings’ leading edges. Unusually the flight deck is built into the aircraft’s tail fin. Fireflash featured in 6 episodes of Thunderbirds but will probably be best remembered for its appearance in “Trapped In The Sky”, the episode that introduced International Rescue to the world. In-flight or Landing gear down. Includes 4 Elevator cars. Display stand and runway section. Multi-coloured parts. 5 sprues. Includes decal sheets, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker. 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue. Approx Dimensions: L:340mm W:160mm H:85mm. Adventures in Plastic (AiP) a Bachmann brand product, produce nostalgic plastic model kits for the discerning collector and modeller alike. AiP have launched a range of Thunderbirds™ plastic kits, produced under licence from ITV. The FAB range of kits comprise 11 vehicles from the classic TV show, featuring the main 5 rescue vehicles, the supersonic airliner Fireflash as well as fan favourite rescue vehicle the Mole and Lady Penelope’s FAB 1. Completing the range is a launch bay for Thunderbird 1, which includes a model of Thunderbird 1, a very cool Transparent Thunderbird 2 with an assortment of mini rescue vehicles and finally a launch bay for Thunderbird 2, which includes Thunderbird 2, 3 pods and a further assortment of mini vehicles. Grab a piece of nostalgia from the ground breaking and eternally popular TV show now.