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Fallout 3

U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes

Nathan Garvin

Anchorage Memorial Service Entrance

When entering from outside head east until you come to a four way split, then go north. The north-most door on the right side is messed up, but if you get the door component (and have at least 35 Repair ) you can fix it. Inside is the book.

Arlington/Falls Church Metro

This book is proof that Bethesda hates you, it’s in the Arlington/Falls Church Metro. After entering from Falls Church area, head into the large area to the north. Cross to the far side of the tracks and head to the entrance to the tunnel leading north. If you look south-west from your position, you should see a large metal bin. Jump inside of it. The book is on a chair inside of the metal bin.

Arlington Utility

Just south of the Arlington National Cemetery North location is the Arlington Utility. From that entrance follow the metro tunnel until you come to a door to the north. Continue north until you get to a fork in the road and head north up some stairs, then east up some more stairs. The book is in a room on a metal shelf.

Bethesda Ruins - Bethesda Offices East

A Flamer-wielding Raider has this book. They respawn over time, too, so you can harvest as many of these books as you little heart desires.

Capitol Building - Capitol Building West Entrance

In the large domed room in which the Super Mutant Behemoth is located. The book is on a table to the south east, near some metal shelves.

Corvega Factory Area

South of the Corvega Factory, along a road south-east of the red rocket you’ll find an overturned truck. In the back of this truck you’ll find this book on a table near some Stimpaks and a Mini Nuke.

Dupont Circle - Sunken Sewer

North-east of Dupont West you’ll find a cistern leading to the Sunken Sewer. Before you go down, pop a Rad-X, because the Rads can be pretty nasty near the entrance. Inside are some Ghouls, but more important is the loot they guard. In the middle room, the book is to the north, on top of a safe.

Evergreen Mills - Southern Shack

This book is on a bookshelf near a first aid box.

Fairfax Ruins Area - Car Dealership

East of the Fairfax Ruins there’s a Car Dealership. Inside the Car Dealership, on the raised area to the east the book is on a container next to an empty nuka cola bottle. You’ll have to do some jumping to reach the area the book is in.

Farragut West Station

In the Farragut West Station, to the north by the Tenleytown/ Friendship Station entrance. There are some metal stairs leading down to a room with a locked door. Pick the lock, the book is inside on a shelf.

Five Axels Rest Stop

In the Five Axles Rest Stop, you will find a ring of trucks, the book is in the back of the one with the beds, near some wooden crates.

Franklin Metro Utility

Go through the Falls Church/Mason District Metro to reach the Franklin Metro Utility. After making it to the north-eastern tunnel by travelling through the flooded section of the tunnel and the natural cave formation go down the tunnel heading west. The book is on a metal shelf. In the opposite direction you’ll find the Burnmaster .

Georgetown Area - La Maison Beauregard Lobby

In between the Georgetown/The Mall Metro and the Penn Ave./Georgetown Metro you’ll find La Maison Beauregard Lobby. Once inside take a left and go behind the counter. The book is on the floor by some Beer.

Grisly Diner Area

Located in a bus North of the Grisly Diner. If you follow the road in front of the Grisly Diner North, you will find it.

Jury Street Metro Station Area

South-west of the Jury Street Metro Station you’ll find an abandoned church which contains (among other things) a Pugilism Illustrated book and a Lying, Congressional Style book. South-east of that church in the back of an abandoned truck you’ll find this book near a bed.

L’Enfant Plaza

From the Irradiated Metro head west, then north until you find a four-way road past a diner. From here go north to a collapsed tunnel. On the left in the rubble you’ll find a shelter, inside of which is this book, on an overturned locker.

Little Lamplight - Murder Pass

In the first large cavern to the west of the entrance from Lamplight Caverns. The book is on a table near some first aid boxes.

Nation Guard Armory - Underground Bunker

In the National Guard Armory, on a table next to the Experimental MIRV and some Mini Nukes. You must have gained access to the underground bunker via the Keller Family Transcripts to get this book.

Nuka Cola Factory Area

North of the Nuka-Cola factory is a diner, the book is behind the counter, on a table.

Reclining Groves Resort Homes - Bloatfly Hill

North-east of the Reclining Groves Resort Homes you’ll find a Barn that has a Chinese Army: Spec. Ops. Training Manual locked away in a footlocker [Very Hard]. North-east of this, you’ll find some cliffs, which if you traverse will lead you to Bloatfly Hill, which has several Bloatflies just hanging around. Near a tree surrounded by Tin Cans you can find this book, on the ground.

Red Racer Factory Area

East, south-east of the Red Racer Factory is a raider shack. This book is by the bed, near the footlocker and the ammo boxes. There’s also a Guns and Bullets book nearby.


In Scrapyard, near the stairs of a destroyed bus in John’s Treasure Box. The bus is next to a red boxcar.

Takoma Industrial - Auto Shop

West of the Factory you’ll find an Auto Shop. The book is inside in the back of the store, behind the counter on a desk.

VAPL-58 Power Substation - Power Substation

At the VAPL-58 Power Station, on top of the Power Substation. Enter the Power Substation and take the ladder up to the roof. The book is on the ground near the grill.

Wheaton Armory

Inside the Wheaton Armory, on the lowest level. You need to either hack a very hard computer or pick a very hard lock, so pick your poison. Once inside, the book is on the corner of a table near some missile launchers. There’s a ton of treasure in here, so be sure to swing by if you have either a Lockpick or Science score of 100. Don’t forget some Rad-X.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    7 February 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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War never changes. The Fallout franchise certainly has, however. In 2008 Bethesda revived Interplay’s famous “Post Nuclear Role Playing Game”, moving from third person to first person, and from the west coast to the east coast. You are the Lone Wanderer, an outcast from Vault 101 who sacrifices a relatively easy life in order to brave the terrors of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland and find your Dad, whose mysterious departure from Vault 101 sets a chain of events in motion that will change the Capital Wasteland forever…

This guide is intended to be the ultimate completionist’s guide to Fallout 3.

  • Every area in the game covered extensively including all side quests and main quests.
  • All the Bobbleheads, skill books and schematic locations.
  • A full trophy/achievement guide.
  • An in-depth information about character creation is also provided so you can create whatever Vault Dweller suits you best.
  • Good, evil and neutral alternatives to quests will be presented where applicable.

Become the Last, Best Hope of Humanity… or add to the continuing sum of human misery in your selfish quest for survival. Sneak past foes, talk your way out of confrontations, shoot everything in the head, or create a character who can do it all. The Wasteland is a big, dangerous place, and this guide will help you experience as much as possible.

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