Highwater-Trousers (Registration ID USDOD-21TXH) is the callsign of an orbital nuclear weapon platform launched by the U.S. military before the Great War.[1]


Space nuke attack

The strike as seen from the edge of the satellite dish

Highwater-Trousers was discovered by a ghoul scientist at SatCom Array NW-05a while she was attempting to gain control of a pre-War military satellite. It was located in geosynchronous orbit directly above the array. However, without a targeting platform, it was only able to drop its payload directly onto the array.[1] From the SatCom array's control terminal, it was possible to upload the activation code for the orbiting platform and call in a nuclear strike.

When the Lone Wanderer discovers the control terminal, the orbital platform has a remaining payload of eight micro-nuclear warheads. These missiles appear similar to mini nukes when they detonate but the blast radius is much larger.



Highwater-Trousers is mentioned in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) similar to Highwater-Trousers exists in the real world. It was a nuclear-weapons delivery system developed in the 1960s by the Soviet Union, which envisioned launching nuclear warheads into low Earth orbit so as to be able to bring them down on their targets from any direction or distance.


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