The Thunder Rocket was a Red Ribbon Army-owned VTOL aircraft owned by the Red Ribbon high-ranking officer General Blue. Similar to several other Red Ribbon Army materials, it was kept within a Capsule. It also had access to rocket engines to allow him a speedy getaway.
General Blue used this aircraft after killing the sole remaining personnel member at his unit's base camp, where he flew over to Kame House with only rope. After taking the Dragon Balls and leaving the Dragon Ball Gang to die from a time bomb, he then left. However, Goku, having evaded the bomb with help, proceeded to give chase, with Blue using the onboard rocket engines to both escape Goku and get him caught in the blast. The vessel was ultimately destroyed from a collision with a mountain, although Blue survived.