Bear Force One

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Bear Force One is the presidential Vertibird of the New California Republic.[1]


Bear Force One is a unique VB-02 Vertibird used by the NCR to transport its presidents. Currently Aaron Kimball uses it to get to his various speeches, meet and greets, and other appointments. It was likely seized during the NCR-Enclave War [citation needed] and re-purposed as a private transport, and it is well armored and closely guarded when upon the ground. The aircraft suffers frequent flight control problems, however, and constantly needs its flight computer fine tuned by a skilled engineer. It's unclear if this is a design flaw in all Vertibirds or caused by modifications to the aircraft by the NCR.

It only appears during the quests You'll Know It When It Happens and Arizona Killer. The aircraft flies in from over the northwestern ridge near Hoover Dam. Shooting or aiming at the Vertibird will result in being attacked by nearby NCR forces. Painted on the side of Bear Force One is the NCR bear logo. This Vertibird is the same model as the ones seen in Fallout 3 but is a darker green color.



  • The aircraft has high Damage Threshold, requiring multiple shots with high powered weapons on all but the lowest difficulties.
  • If you activate the Vertibird before the engineer goes near it, the text is "The Presidential Vertibird."
  • If shot or aimed at, the nearby NCR forces will attack you.
  • It is the only aircraft in the game that can be shot down by the anti-aircraft gun atop Hoover Dam.

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

"Bear Force One" is a pun reference to the U.S. Presidential airplane "Air Force One" and the two-headed bear symbol of the NCR.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Strategy Guide Blog — Cleaving Las Vegas: Enemies New and Old

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