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You're right, they weren't here when we discovered Nellis! We found the guns at a huge weapon depot called Area 2, many miles from here!Pete

Area 2 is a military base in southwest Nevada. It was a huge military depot in Nevada, where the Boomers obtained their howitzers and ammunition for them from it, dragging them across the wasteland to Nellis AFB over several weeks.[1]

AppearancesEdit

Area 2 is mentioned only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Area 2 is based on the real world location of the same name, located within the Nevada Test Site in the Mojave Desert. The area is located 18 miles southeast of Area 51 and is part of Nellis Air Force Base.
  • Area 2 has been the United States nuclear weapons testing facility since the 1950s with over 100 visible craters. During the testing of U.S. nuclear weapons, the bombs were stored in the facility two miles from the testing site. The facility is unnamed and is only referred to as Area 2.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Courier: "What are howitzers doing at an Air Force Base?"
    Pete: "You're right, they weren't here when we discovered Nellis! We found the guns at a huge weapon depot called Area 2, many miles from here! It took many weeks to drag the guns and their ammunition back to Nellis - and it was the last time any of us set foot beyond our homeland!"
    (Pete's dialogue)
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