Thunderbird 1 was produced in 2
This was the larger version of
Thunderbird 1 & was propelled by 2 x 1.5 v batteries.
Registered design number 918621.
Original price 32/11, reducing to 29/11 in 1967.
Forward & Reverse
MOVEMENT - dependant on the position of a switch on the handset/ battery box.
- when the vehicle is in motion the tail lights blink due to an on/off contact in the motor.
AUTOMATIC WING MOVEMENT - wings
spring out when the nosecone is depressed.
There are slightly different mouldings of the toy – some have the 2 main fuselage
pieces held together by screws in the wing housing, others do not.
The box originally contained 2 pieces of
cardboard packing to hold the toy in place. The battery box was wrapped in