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.



An unused (and untextured) model of the complete jet

The jet airliner was an all-metal passenger plane in a 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 turbojets 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 turbocharging. 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 jet airliner crash sites can be found at several locations in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76. Super mutants, ghouls, raiders and Gunners can often be found near crashed aircraft.


The CommonwealthEdit

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A crashed jet airliner can be found on the ocean floor southeast 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. This plane has Skylanes Air livery on the wings and Horizon Airlines livery on the body.
  • Small parts (especially tail cones) can be found scattered across the Commonwealth. Many settlements appear to be made using scrap parts from these aircraft.

The IslandEdit



The jet airliner appears in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.

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.

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


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