Talk:Hawk Air Warrior (Apocalypse)
I have just had a "why have I never noticed this?" moment.
One thing the recent self-isolation period has granted me was an opportunity to watch more daytime TV. I caught an episode of the recent CG reboot of Thunderbirds and something immediately struck me. I then referred to my copy of the DVD box set of the original Thunderbirds series. Then I came to this page and the top-down view of the Hawk helped me come to this conclusion:
The Hawk Air Warrior is Thunderbird 1.
Or more correctly I should say the Hawk Air Warrior is heavily inspired by Thunderbird 1. The main difference is that Thunderbird 1 has swing wings while the Hawk Air Warrior has fixed reversed wings and is missing some fins on the middle jet engine on the rear ring section.
While I cannot confirm it, I do feel that it is likely because many of Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation and live action sci-fi series have lent inspiration to the original X-Com series. NKF (talk) 02:10, 17 April 2020 (UTC)