I felt that plane in the Preservation Society must be based on a real life plane. In fact its display (from the ceiling) reminded me of many planes I have seen at both the old and new Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. So I did a little internet research and came up with what I did. I realize that a footnote should probably go with the Smithsonian blurb. But, um, I don't yet know how to format footnotes. And I realize the thumbnail is not the same as the larger photo that is linked to. But I felt the use of the thumbnail was "fair use" and the angle of the plane in the thumbnail is amazingly similar to the plane as found in the game. --Sp3lly 09:07, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Don't know why all these things are in the museum, but I'm wondering if it is a nod to the game Bioshock in which these things are often seen?
Just a note: removed a part about a supposed reference to a Scottish monument preservation society, it may be a matter of opinion but I really don't think the fallout 3 devs were sitting around saying "lets name it after the Scottish monument preservation society!" when they came up with the name.