Piloted by astronaut Alan Tracy and co-pilot TinTin Kyrano, Thunderbird 3 is a vertically launched, reusable, single stage rocket. Used for space rescue missions as well as maintenance and crew relief of the space station Thunderbird 5. Powered by chemical rockets for lift off and boost, an ion drive is used for space propulsion and to accelerate Thunderbird 3 to a top speed of 25,000 mph. Display stand included. Multi-coloured parts. 6 sprues + additional plastic parts. Includes decal sheet, illustrated instructions and AIP sticker. 1:350 scale plastic model kit from AIP, requires paint and glue. Approx Dimensions: L:255mm W:85mm H:80mm. 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.