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Jet airliners are large pre-War commercial aircraft that flew passengers all over the Commonwealths of the United States. By 2287 several wrecks can be found throughout, with no known surviving examples.

CharacteristicsEdit

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An unused (and untextured) model of the complete jet.

The jet airliner was an all metal passenger plane in blended wing configuration. Passengers sat in the fuselage and in the wings. The wings had large viewing windows on the inboard leading edge, similar to an airship. Meanwhile, the fuselage maintained a standard 3-3 seating. It was powered by eight nuclear power turbo jets in clusters of 4 on each wing. In addition to engine inlets, the engine clusters also have a fifth intake possibly for air conditioning or turbo charging. The jetliner also had a vertical stabilizer on each wing. Passengers were stationed all down the fuselage. There were two lavatories at the very nose of the aircraft. Just aft of the lavatories was the cockpit access stairs. The cockpit was small with two pilot seats and a data recorder. The aircraft had at least two operators, Horizon Airlines and Skylanes Air. No aircraft remains intact and the jet airliner can only be found in Fallout 4. Super mutants, ghouls, raiders or gunners can often be found near crashed aircraft.

LocationsEdit

  • Three jet airliners can be found at Boston Airport, these aircraft are totally destroyed and their interiors stripped out.
  • Remains of one can be found crashed into the East Boston Preparatory School
  • The crashed Skylanes Flight 1665 airliner can be found in the Glowing Sea.
  • The crashed Skylanes Flight 1981 airliner can be found towards the north of the Commonwealth by General Atomics Galleria.
  • The crashed Horizon Flight 1207 airliner can be found on the island in the Far Harbor add-on.
  • A crashed jet airliner can be found on the ocean floor south east of Spectacle Island. However, parts can be seen on the deck of a tugboat, suggesting that this flight went down prior to the Great War.
  • Small parts (especially tail cones) can be found scattered across The Commonwealth. Many settlements appear to be made using scrap parts from these aircraft.
  • Crashed and mostly buried at the crater house. It is possible that the residual radiation in the area is from the jet's nuclear engines.

AppearancesEdit

The jet airliner appears in Fallout 4 and its add-on Far Harbor. Also, some of the parts of the jet airliner can be seen in Fallout 3.

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.

The airliner most closely resembles a proposed but never built variant of Northrop Grumman's 1947 YB-49 flying wing. Both share the same long swept wings, with 8 in wing turbojets. As well as the same vertical stabilizer shape. The proposed civil variant has the same unusual oblong windows on the wing's leading edge and in wing seating. A nuclear powered variant was actually in the works at the time, but never flew.

The Junkers G.38 which flew in Germany in 1929 is the only commercial aircraft built to house passenger seats in the wings.

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

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