chassis cutaway
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Strong tubular chassis with strengthened nose which
could be used to ram suspected Mysteron vehides
Lighting systems, L to R: infra-red with seeing eye
detector, powerful headlights, laser projector with
coupled optical telescope, sidelights and winklights
Rapid-fire small arm held in clips, fires through
chassis member, can be removed and hand held
when required
Disc brakes
Blower fan for brake cooling
Suspension linkage
Oil cooler
A collision at high speed causes compressed gas to be
released into safety bags which expand from under the
dash to pin the occupants in their seats, thus acting as
a safety belt
Bevel and crown wheel drive to front axles
Twin shaft six speed gearbox
Oil reservoir for powered steering
Intake for air conditioning and oil cooling
Steering linkage
Drivlng mirror fairings
Gearbox driving rear wheels with take-off for front drive
Gas turbine situated under rear floor
Compressor and power turbine housing
Shock absorber snd magnetic brakes
Air intake to turbine
Exhaust passes through grill under rear window, deflected clear of
following traffic the upward turn of the exhaust channel helps to
increase wheel adhesion
lights cutaway brakes cutaway
Stopping power is increased by pumping liquid through a spray nozzle on to the tyre thread. It solidifies instantly forming a second thread with super-road-adhesion qualities. Before continuing this thread must be removed or road friction at high speeds might result in the wheel catching fire. The substance contracts as it dries so that when the blade slices across the thread it parts as would a streched rubber band when cut.
Infrared beam with detector eye mounted centrally
Powerful headlights
Long-distance viewing laser projector with optical
telescope coupled to TV screen in cabin
Side lights and trafficators
Super-road-adhesion liquid tank
Spray nozzle
Tyre thread
Instantly solidifying second thread with super-road-adhesion qualities
Electronically controlled blade slices across the thread
which parts as would a streched rubber band when cut
power unit cutaway brakes cutaway
The speeds attained neccesitate extra powerful braking, using special magnetic brake drums: opposing magnetic fields are generated in the central core and outer rim by means of electromagnets, the stopping power is determined by the strength of the current supply controlled by the brake panel. In case of an emergency, stopping power can be increased by the special fitment shown schematically above.
Air intakes for air supply to the gas turbine situated under the rear floor
Floor panels giving servicing access to the gas turbine
Combustion chamber burning compressed air and fuel
Compressor and power turbines driven by hot gases from the combustion chamber
Grill exhaust especially designed to throw the exhaust clear
of other vehicles and provide increased rear wheel adhesion
Transverse gearing which transmits power to the rear wheels
Magnetic drum brakes
Independent suspension
Shaft carrying the drive forward to the front wheels

Technical specifications published originally in TV21 #156 and Captain Scarlet 1968 Annual,
later reprinted in Dutch Captain Scarlet Album

side elevation
Side elevation
front elevation
Front elevation
back elevation
Back elevation

Elevations published originally in Captain Scarlet model sheet

SPC cabin
Puppet scale cabin interior
Technical Specifications
name: Spectrum Patrol Car
length: 20 ft.
top speed: 200 m.p.h.
weight: 29 cwt.
brakes: electro-magnetic reverse thrust on all four wheels
bodywork: fleetonium alloy
armaments: standard Spectrum rapid fire, small arm; laser machine cannon; electron ray missile discharge; machine ray subguns
description: A major necessity in countering the Mysterons is the provision of the utmost mobility for Spectrum personnel. The five-seater saloon car is thus fast and versatile, travelling at speeds exceeding 150 mph. All cars fitted with special transistorised high-frequency transmitter and receiver sets, maintaining constant contact with Cloudbase. Bodywork of the 18 ft long car is made from lightweight resilient Fleetonium. Tyres and windscreen are all bullet proof.
(This thing had airbags [see item 8 above]. In 1967. A quick trip to the net tells us that the first commercially sold car with airbags came out in 1973. Talk about foresight on the part of the guy who drew these – jln2nd)
designer: Mike Trim