Although not the most interesting of the vehicles, Treehawk
is a vital part of the Terrahawks operation: Without it how
would anyone get to Spacehawk and back? Serving as the Spacehawk
shuttle, Treehawk ferries supplies and personnel between the
Terrahawks base "Hawknest" and the giant Space Station itself.
Lt. Hiro usually pilots the craft but it can also be flown via
remote control if necessary. Since Treehawk needs to travel in
both Earth's atmosphere and space it has two forms of propulsion.
Aliphon chemical boosters in space and under wing ram jets for
atmospheric travel. Respective speeds are 3.9 million feet per
second and mach point 9. Treehawk doesn't appear to carry any
weapons, or if it does then there's no mention... I'm sure my
Treehawk model could fire stuff though. Naturally, Treehawk is
the cousin of Thunderbird 3.
Treehawk launches vertically from within a... Tree. Hence the
name, well actually it's more than a simple tree, it's a huge
man-made structure camouflaged to look like a tree. Just before
Treehawk blasts off for space, the tree opens up like an upside
down umbrella to expose the craft's launch tunnel. Treehawk then
launches like a rocket, returning to Earth much like the space
shuttle used to by opening its wings and "flying" in to land.