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Not a Thunderbird machine, but an amazing lapse of common sense.  When Thunderbirds aired, the British & French governments were developing what would be the only supersonic passenger plane ever to enter service, the Concorde.  At the time, such a technological feat was rated as being second only to the Moon landings in significance. 

Fireflash was the 21st century's answer to her 20th century sister.  She may look like a modern aircraft, aside from the tail-mounted engines, but she's actually a hypersonic jumbo capable of flying at the edge of space.  Her flight deck is  also housed in the tail (no, I don't know how they see to land), and the wings contain the first class lounge.  Oh, yes, she's nuclear powered with an ablative radiation shield that fails disastrously after a few hours, so waiting on the tarmac results in a lot of white-knuckled passengers worried about losing more than their luggage.

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