Lt. Frank Chaney of the LAPD is a maverick cop with unorthodox methods who is assigned to the Blue Thunder Team which uses a advanced gadget-filled helicopter to fight crime. Blue Thunder has great speed and maneuverability, can run silently in "whisper mode", and is armed with the most powerful of weapons. Frank's partner is a rookie , and ground support are ex-athletes Ski and Bubba.
Last Episode01x11 The Island Aired: Apr. 16, 1984
The Blue Thunder team journeys to a small Caribbean island to prevent American mercenaries, who have been hired by the KGB, from killing the …
Series Fun Facts
- According to a report in TV Guide (Sept 3-9, 1983), Gil Gerard had been signed to play a pilot on "Blue Thunder."
- Throughout the show a lot of the aerial shots were taken from the movie Blue Thunder to save money. Quite frequently throughout the season you can see that the pilot is wearing the green…
[show]Throughout the show a lot of the aerial shots were taken from the movie Blue Thunder to save money. Quite frequently throughout the season you can see that the pilot is wearing the green flight suit from the movie and not the blue flight suit that they're wearing in the television show.
- The camouflaged vehicle used in the series is a modified GMC S15 Jimmy 4 x 4 with the rear section and doors removed.