Mike Mercury

Mike loved flying from a very early age and had ample opportunity to study aircraft as his father was a pilot in the United States Air Force.

Unfortunately, Mercury Senior was killed in the war and Mike's mother died soon afterwards in a car crash.

To try and get over his loss, young Mike enlisted in the Air Force and attempted to put the tragedy behind him. He rose swiftly through the ranks becoming noted for his fearless flying and his daring exploits.

During the 1950's he transferred to the fledgling Space Programme and trained hard but he felt there was something missing.

A meeting with a certain Professor Popkiss and Dr Beaker in 1958 at the Air Force Base where he was stationed led to Mike resigning and joining the two scientists at their Nevada laboratory where he helped in the final stages of the design and construction of Supercar.

Now he felt he would be able to help to do something to help people in trouble.

In the little spare time that he has, he keeps up his interest in flying and tutors Jimmy Gibson.

A model of Mike Mercury's head from the TV show puppet version has been started by Richard Shirres of Horwich, Lancashire, UK in April 2000. See also Richard's blueprints for Mike Mercury's head here.

All material on Supercar is copyright by Carlton International Media Limited. This is a fan maintained page intended to promote the shows of Gerry Anderson.
The Supercar biographical research was conducted by Martin Hutchinson and published in Century 21 No. 10, Autumn 1992.
See Supermationation Site Techniques page at which details of the puppet mechanisms can be found. An image of the puppet mouth movement mechanism is here.

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