The Blue Thunder M-45 and the Red Thunder M-24 are the fighters piloted by the progatonist in the Thunder Cross series.


The Thunder Cross ships get power ups by destroying red interceptors and collecting the power pods within. The first is always a Option, followed by a Speed Up. The next one is a weapons pod, cycling through the main weapons. After that, options and weapons alternate until you have four options. The next pod cycles through the super weapons, before turning into a normal weapons pod.

Power Ups

Speed Up: One is all you need.

Option: You can have up to four of these.

Normal Cannon: Initial gun, pick this up repeatedly for super-powerful shots.

Vulcan Cannon: Rapid fire, but not very powerful.

Boomerang Shot: Bounces all around the screen.

Tail Laser: Fires backward and forward.

Special Weapons

Flame Thrower: Flaming birds, firing forward a specific distance.
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The Blue Thunder M-45 in Airforce Delta

Blast Laser: Large beams, also used by Arnval in Otomedius X.

Napalm Blast / Mega Crush: Huge explosions.

The super weapons have limited ammo and are capable of firing through the scenery. Each of the main weapons can be powered up by collecting their pickup again.


  • Emon 5 and Arnval from the Otomedius Series use similar weaponry.
  • To unlock the Blue Thunder in Airforce Delta Strike, you have to purchase all sets of aircaft for one pilot.

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