In the long line of spaceships, Thunderbird 1 of Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds (1965-1966), remains a close second right behind Thunderbird 2.
The design of the original sleek Thunderbird 1 was quite similar to that of a classic vertical rocket but with some fascinating little modifications. Those interesting modifications like the Vertical take off capability (VTOL) and extending wings made for an equally thrilling design effort that nearly parallels, in original design longevity, that of the turtle-shaped Thunderbird 2.
So Thunderbird 1 may not be as compelling in its design as the classic fan favorite Thunderbird 2, but it comes close.
Along with T2, T1 was the most often depicted craft in Thunderbirds making the duo and dual craft appearances a fantastic double bill for some of childhood's most engaging television.
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