On the other hand, neither is this a model to be afraid of!
While offering challenges, it also offers learning experience that
can be carried on to other builds and projects. Taking your
time and following the provided, highly detailed instructions will
result in a magnificent model that will be the pride of your
fleet. Flown as a sport model, this Thunderbird turns in
outstanding flights and is one of those wonderful kits that simply
as looks amazing in the air as it does on display!
single motor reliability and parachute recovery, the Thunderbird
will provide hours of fun building and even more fun flying!
Our first scale offering is an exciting addition to our growing
fleet of kits, but certainly not the last. Keep watch for
other scale and sport scale offerings in the near future.
1959 and retired in 1976, the Thunderbird was the first
British designed and produced missile to go into operation with
the British Army. Originally
designed to use a liquid fueled main motor, the Thunderbird
was deployed with solid rocket motors throughout as the Army did
not want liquid fuels used in the field.
to as the “Bloodhound System”, this sport scale
reproduction most closely resembles the Thunderbird 2,
with speeds up to Mach 2, and within the altitude band of 5,000
– 65,000 feet.
was the most versatile anti-aircraft guided weapons system in the
world in its day. It was lethally effective against supersonic air
attacks. A major
feature of the Thunderbird was its flexibility and its
capability for rapid deployment.
Thunderbird is fully mobile, designed to withstand
rigorous cross-country travel, while also light enough to make it
suitable for transport by air.
The Thunderbird 2 replaced the Thunderbird 1,
providing greater accuracy and range.