Haynes Blasts Off with Thunderbirds Technical Manual

31 May 2012
imports_CCGB_thunderbirds_55433.jpg Haynes Blasts Off with Thunderbirds Technical Manual
Thunderbirds are go in a new book featuring International Rescue's hi-tech equipment ...

Haynes - producer of in-depth technical manuals for vehicles both real and fictional - has today launched a book detailing the inner-workings of vehicles used by International Rescue.

The Thunderbirds Agents’ Technical Manual includes a personal introduction by International Rescue’s Founder and Commander in Chief, Jeff Tracy, as well as background information on inventor Brains’ amazing technological and scientific achievements of the late 21st Century.

Featuring detailed and fully annotated cutaway drawings by renowned artist Graham Bleathman, it also contains International Rescue personnel profiles and never-seen-before mission files relating to all major International Rescue call-outs. It details how Jeff Tracy can launch and manage missions from his Pacific island base, the secret hangars and specialised equipment used in missions to date.

The manual is written by Sam Denham, who is a leading authority on the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, creators of Thunderbirds, and has produced a variety of books and publications based on their programmes, in addition to working on other classic TV related projects.  What's more, reflecting the cross generational appeal of Thunderbirds, the Haynes Thunderbirds Agents’ Technical Manual also includes contributions from original Thunderbirds production artist Mike Trim, designer of many of the programme's famous 'pod' vehicles, and computer generated art created by talented young artist and film-maker Chris Thompson.

For more details, fly over to the Haynes website.

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