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Kitty Hawk is a town in North Carolina, within the United States.

Background

Kitty Hawk is mentioned as the location of the debut flight of the Wright Flyer, created by Orville and Wilbur Wright. The Wright Flyer was the first controlled and powered aircraft, successfully staying aloft for 12 seconds on December 17, 1903. This was the first sustained flight of its kind in human history.[1]

Appearances

Kitty Hawk is only mentioned in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes

Kitty Hawk is based on the real world location of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Kitty Hawk became world-famous after the Wright brothers made the first controlled powered airplane flights at Kill Devil Hills, 4 miles (6 km) south of the town.

References

  1. Museum of Technology placard:
    "The aircraft above is the original Wright Flyer I designed by Orville and Wilbur Wright. On December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the vehicle preformedIn-game spelling its maiden flight for a mere 12 seconds, covering a distance of only 120 feet. This historic event marked the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight."
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