It seems that a bomber, apparently the 29th of its kind, crashed in Lake Mead on July 21st, 1948. Just imagine - that's over 300 years ago!Pete

The Crashed B-29 was a Boeing B-29 Superfortress that crashed on July 21, 1948 – 129 years before the Great War - and is now at the bottom of Lake Mead.


A crashed B-29 airplane is lying at the bottom of Lake Mead, close to Lake Mead Cave and Callville Bay.

During the quest Volare! the Boomers request the Courier float the bomber up to the surface of the lake, using two ballasts provided by Loyal. The ballasts must be placed between the engines under each wing. After floating it up to the surface, Loyal sends robots to disassemble it and bring it back to Nellis hangars. Once taken to the hangar, it can be seen being re-assembled and restored by the Boomers.


  • Ranger Lineholm, at Ranger station Alpha, refers to the plane as a local myth.
  • After raising the B-29, Radio New Vegas will feature a bit about locals having seen a large "object or creature" surfacing on Lake Mead, and that it has been dubbed "The Lake Mead Monster".
  • The B-29 can be seen in the quests Eureka!, No Gods, No Masters, All or Nothing, Veni, Vidi, Vici and Volare!. In All or Nothing it can be seen sweeping through the sky and dropping bombs on Caesar's Legion or the NCR.
  • After the plane has been reassembled in the Nellis hangar, a new piece of artwork can be seen on the fuselage near the cockpit. It depicts Pearl in her younger days wearing a Vault 34 jumpsuit with a background shaped like a Vault door, and is drawn in typical 1950s pin-up style. This artwork is similar to those which adorned US aircraft during and after World War II.
  • Fast-traveling to the bomber lands the Courier at Callville Bay, in the vicinity of a group of cazadores. In addition to this, fast traveling to Callville Bay instead results in the Courier landing at Bitter Springs recreation area. If attempting to reach the plane by fast travel, it is easiest to travel to nearby Lake Mead cave.


Crashed B-29 appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The crashed B-29 references an actual B-29 that crashed into Lake Mead on July 21, 1948. The B-29 in question, however, had been modified for atmospheric research, and thus it was not an actual bomber aircraft.
  • Several dive operations have been made to investigate the wreck; however, as the bomber was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April 2011, there are no plans of retrieving the aircraft out of Lake Mead any time soon.


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