On July 21, 1948, one of these aircraft crashed into Lake Mead. 333 years later, the aircraft became an object of interest for the Boomers, who intend to raise it from the lake's bottom and restore to flyable condition, using parts from a museum B-29 that was kept at Nellis Air Force Base.
The Boeing B-29 heavy bomber was a craft which first entered service in 1944. On August 6, 1945, a B-29 known as the Enola Gay was the first aircraft to ever drop a nuclear weapon. The B-29 continued service well into the Cold War, but was phased out by 1960 for newer bombers.
A B-29 Superfortress appears in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenesEdit
A B-29 really crashed into Lake Mead on July 21, 1948. In the real world, this was an F-13/RB-29 reconnaissance variant, lost three engines on impact, and the fourth burst into flames. The difference in the Fallout version of this event is one of the earliest points of divergence in the Fallout timeline.