The standard jet of the United States Air Force used a conventional all-metal airframe, with a slim low wing and tricycle landing gear. Six forward-facing machine guns were integrated in the fuselage, with space on the wings for an additional eight rockets or two bombs. Manufactured by Lockreed Industries, this jet fighter was the primary aircraft of the United States Air Force and (in its navalized version, with folding wings) the United States Navy.
Several of the jets appear on board the deck of Rivet City. These planes appear to be navalized, with folding wings. In addition, a fixed wing version can be found in the Fallout 3 add-on Point Lookout at the jet crash site and several more are located within some of the derelict hangers at Adams Air Force Base in the add-on Broken Steel. One can also be seen in Fallout: New Vegas suspended from the ceiling inside the Camp McCarran terminal building.
Behind the scenesEdit
The fighter jet strongly resembles the P-80/F-80 Shooting Star and its variants, manufactured by Lockheed. However, the real-world aircraft's wings did not fold, as it was not capable of Carrier operations. The folding wings may have been fitted to facilitate storage in underground hangars. It also does not appear to have an arrestor hook in game, which are needed to land on Carriers (if you consider magnetic arrestors haven't been invented in the next 50-years and be usable to not need a hook).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 F-80 carrying capacity, which is mirrored by the Lockreed fighter jet.
- ↑ Museum of Technology terminal entries Flight Exhibits: "Take to the skies and soar above the clouds as you view our aircraft exhibits throughout the Museum of Technology. The original Wright Brothers Flyer, the vintage WWII P-51 Mustang and several other aircraft can be found hanging about the museum. Also, be sure an visit our Flight Experience Gallery where you can take a simulated airline flight on board a full-sized jetliner or step into the hair-raising, white-knuckle world of air traffic control in our Tower of Terror exhibit. Sponsored by Lockreed Industries."
Note: The name is a play on Lockheed Industries, which developed the original F-80.
- ↑ Multiple fighter jets are present at Adams Air Force Base.
- ↑ Multiple fighter jets on the deck of Rivet City.
- ↑ The jet crash site plane confirming it as being used up to the day of the Great War.