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For an overview of the gun with the same name from Fallout Shelter, see Red Rocket (Fallout Shelter).
 
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Drive in, Fly out!— Company slogan

Red Rocket was a pre-War company that operated a nation-wide chain of filling stations for automobiles, characteristic for their Raygun Gothic architecture.

BackgroundEdit

The company started its rise in an age when gasoline and diesel were still common fuels.[1] The fossil fuel market crash and the beginning of the Resource Wars in 2052 and the invention of practical fusion energy cells in 2066,[2][3] Red Rocket expanded rapidly nationwide, offering fusion and coolant refilling services,[4] as an early adopter, though gasoline and diesel continued to be sold throughout the franchise.[5] On the east coast, Red Rockets holds a veritable monopoly on the market for this very reason.[6] Many of its old gas stations were retrofitted with apparatus for maintaining and refilling nuclear engines, sometimes without even removing old warning signs.[7]

Red Rocket was very conscious about their public image, particularly concern for the environment, as well as family friendliness.[8] While customers were treated with care, if any posed any threat to the family friendly image of the company, they were to be eliminated.[9] Employees were expected to make every effort to reduce waste. One element of these efforts was the annual Trashbusters Award given to stores who demonstrated the greatest year-to-year waste reduction.[10] The inspections were skin-deep, however, and unscrupulous franchise operators could win it simply by dumping their waste out of sight.[11]

FalloutShelterAppleStoreLogoThe following is based on Fallout Shelter or Fallout Shelter Online and some details might contradict canon.

At an unconfirmed date, Red Rocket had a vault installed underneath their headquarters, also known as Vaultopolis. The vault's location is discovered by the raider, Paula Plumbkin.

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ServicesEdit

  • Red Rocket stations provided refueling services for fossil fuel and later nuclear engines. The latter included refueling the onboard reactors and replacing spent coolant. Coolant was available in at least two varieties: Coolant A ($103.99 per unit) and Coolant C ($113.99 per unit). The smallest stations were little more than an awning with the characteristic rocket and filling pumps delivering fuel and coolant recharges from underground tanks. As time went on and the economic crisis worsened, Red Rocket shifted to robotics, eliminating the need for pump attendants and station staff.[12]
  • Large Red Rocket stations would go beyond the usual vending machines and include complete convenience stores with local and national brands, including Nuka-Cola soft drinks, slushies,[13], tourist pamphlets,[14] and Grey Tortoise cigarettes.[15] The facilities would also offer car washing services, frequently offered in bundles with refueling,[16] along with fully automated restaurants open 24/7,[17] offering foods like burgers, made from bio-engineered ingredients, incorporating precise proportions and flawlessly seared beef.[18] Unlike small, automated stations, these establishments would allow clients to choose between full service by a station attendant, self service, or automated service.[19]

LocationsEdit

Capital WastelandEdit

The CommonwealthEdit

The IslandEdit

Nuka-WorldEdit

AppalachiaEdit

NotesEdit

  • At Red Rocket stations in the Capital Wasteland, at the base of a fueling station, where the gas pumps would be on an ordinary station, a dirty sign is visible that appears to say "Petroleum spirit. Highly flammable."
  • Red Rocket refueling stations seem to appear next to almost every mechanic's workshop in the Capital Wasteland.
  • The Children of Atom in Megaton have a Red Rocket-style rocket on top of their church, taken either from one of the refueling stations or from the Springvale Elementary playground.
  • There are usually one or two trash bins and/or Nuka-Cola vending machines to be found in the vicinity.
  • After The Waters of Life quest, several Enclave scouting parties will set up shop near Red Rocket stations in the Capital Wasteland.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Company logo.
  2. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Summer "Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly thirteen years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  3. Fallout Bible 5: "2066 Summer "Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  4. Red Rocket protectron: "Red Rocket is the name you trust for nuclear-powered engine coolant."
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  5. Red Rocket protectron: "Would you like gasoline, diesel, or coolant?"
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  6. The Art of Fallout 4: "Red Rocket fuel stations continue to hold a monopoly on the market. While the logo and typeface may evolve, the iconic rocket is a constant design element of the stations."
    PG. 319
  7. Station appearance and advertisements in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.
  8. Red Rocket protectron: "Law abiding customers, do not be alarmed. Red Rocket Mega Stop is a family friendly business."
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  9. Red Rocket protectron: "Threats to our family friendly environment must be eliminated."
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  10. Trashbusters Award
  11. Red Rocket truck stop terminals; Red Rocket Terminal, Safe Storage
  12. Red Rocket stations in Fallout 3 frequently adjoin workshops and are largely maintenance-free. Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 goes beyond that and features completely automated stations.
  13. Red Rocket protectron: "All Red Rocket slushies are buy one get one free. Try our new Nuka-Cola flavor today."
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  14. Red Rocket protectron: "Tourist pamphlets may be found at the cashier counter. Some discounts may be available."
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  15. Station appearances in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.
  16. Red Rocket protectron: "Restore your car's shine in our professional car wash. A guaranteed clean at just the right price."
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  17. Red Rocket protectron: "Sit back and relax at our Red Rocket Restaurant. Open 24 hours for your convenience."
    (SFZ04 Waste Protectron.txt)
  18. Red Rocket please stop
  19. Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 advertisements.
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