Thunderbird 3 is another of the Carlton toy company electronic boxed set. Again released in 2000, this little rocket is the Thunderbird used for space travel and rescue missions. It is also the vehicle used to supply and change out the personnel on Thunderbird 5.
I was always amazed at how easy it was to jump in Thunderbird 3, blast off without being detected, and make orbit (a secret orbit at that) all in under 5 minutes time. Ah, the miracles of Television. Thunderbird 3 was a cool enough looking craft, but really never was my favorite of the group, maybe because I always liked how Thunderbirds 1, 2, and 4 were always in the thick of things. Thunderbird 3 just seemed to just blast off and sit back at the Thunderbird 5 Space Station the rest of the episode.
Now, I'm not trying to play down anyone's role on the team, I'm well aware that they all have important roles to fill, but when you are trapped under two tons of concrete and steal you don't want to hear that Thunderbird 3 is on the way unless you're on the moon.