Vault 53

Vault 53

As part of the Vault experiment, most of the equipment was designed to break down every few months. While repairable, the breakdowns were intended to stress the inhabitants unduly. The location and fate of this vault is unknown…

Valut Dweller’s


Welcome to Vault-53, the latest in a series of public defense
works from Vault-Tec, your contractor of choice when it comes to the
best in nuclear shelters. Vault-Tec, America’s Final Word in Homes.
This document, VTB-001, the Vault Dwellers Survival Guide, is for
the events following a world-wide nuclear war. In the case of a limited
scale nuclear war, or other world ending catastrophe, please
refer to the appropriate documentation.

End of World Cause Document # Title
Limited Scale VTB-002 Vault Dwellers Survival
Nuclear War Guide (abridged version)
Disease VTD-001 Coping with Mr. Virus!
Starvation VTR-003 How to Eat Rat
Flooding VTF-100 Flotation Homes & Seaweed
Meteor VTM-020B How to Dodge Falling Rocks

The Vault series of survival shelters are designed from the
ground up to provide the best chance for a good life following nuclear
armageddon. It is the duty of every American citizen to learn and
use the skills necessary for a comfortable Vault life. The best place
to start is with a description of your new home.


Vault Number 53
Starting construction date August 2063
Ending construction date March 2069
Starting Budget $400,000,000,000
Final Budget, with interest $645,000,000,000
Total number of occupants 1000 (at capacity)
Total duration 10 years (at capacity)
Number of living quarters 100 (hot bunking required if at
maximum capacity)
Door thickness 4 yards, steel
Earth coverage 3,200,000 tons of soil, at 200 feet
Computer control system Think machine
Primary power supply Nuclear Reactor
Secondary power supply Prototype Fusion Reactor
Power requirements 4.28mkw/day
Stores Complete construction equipment,
hydro-agricultural farms, water
purification from underground
river, defensive weaponry to equip
10 men, communication, social and
entertainment files (for total

Vault Index

>Overseer’s Public Log
>Vault Occupants
>Vault Malfunctions

Vault 53

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