Talk:Hawk Air Warrior (Apocalypse)

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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)

Could be pareidolia, but it could be real. The features of the Hawk not found on TB1 are found on either TB2 (wings) or TB3 (nacelle, colour scheme), so it's not beyond belief. Magic9mushroom (talk) 14:51, 17 April 2020 (UTC)