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The Fat Man is a shoulder-fired, catapult weapon system that launches tactical Nuclear "mini nuke" grenades as ammunition. It appears in the following games: Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout Shelter, Fallout 4.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Fat Man[edit | edit source]
The Fat Man is an effective "grenade launcher-type" weapon, allowing a person to bombard a large area with good precision and deadly force. It uses a mini nuke for ammunition which when fired, results in a small nuclear blast.
Experimental MIRV[edit | edit source]
Although similar to the Fat Man, the experimental MIRV fires eight mini nukes at once instead of one, making it more powerful and with a bigger spread due to multiple-blast radius.
Esther[edit | edit source]
Esther is a unique Fat Man with a different rear mechanism, a blast shield, a light-blue body, and a thick glass or plastic bed holding the mini nukes. It weighs 10 pounds more than a standard Fat Man, but does not jam, and protects the user from damage.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Concept art by Adam Adamowicz