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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Haynes launches Thunderbirds Manual

Thunderbirds Agents’ Technical Manual
25th June 2012
Graham Bleathman, Illustrator, Sam Denham
Out Now

Calling all International Rescue Agents! The Haynes Thunderbirds Agents’ Technical Manual is now available and offers unprecedented insight into the workings of the Thunderbirds craft and associated rescue vehicles.

With its fleet of incredible Thunderbirds craft piloted by the heroic Tracy brothers, International Rescue is the world’s foremost rescue organisation, equipped to answer any call for assistance.

The confidential Thunderbirds Agents’ Technical Manual has been created specifically to support agents on their most dangerous of missions and 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, agents will also have access to International Rescue personnel profiles and never-been-seen-before top-secret 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.

Based on the hugely successful classic Supermarionation television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, this Haynes Agents’ Manual is fully authorised by licensor ITV Studios Global Entertainment and is essential reading if you want to know more about the incredible history of the Thunderbirds, the formation of International Rescue and the secrets of Tracy Island.

The Author

Sam Denham is a leading authority on the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, creators of Thunderbirds, and has written a variety of books and publications based on their programmes, in addition to working on other classic TV related projects. Graham Bleathman is renowned for his cutaway drawings and no one knows more about the inner workings of the Thunderbirds vehicles. 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.

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