The Fireflash is a nuclear powered hypersonic airliner.


It has six atomic motors that enable it to stay in the air for a maximum of six months; however, their radiation shielding must be maintained frequently, or the passengers will only be able to spend a maximum of three hours in the aircraft before succumbing to radiation sickness.

A novel feature is that the flight deck is built into the tail fin. Like the real-world Airbus A380 she has two decks, but also features luxury facilities such as a cocktail lounge housed within glazed sections of the wings' leading edges.[2]

On one occassion, Fireflash was forced to land while supported by Elevator cars transported to the landing site by Thunderbird 2, due to the presence of a bomb planted in it's undercarriage by The Hood.


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