is one of the very few places on the Estate that is actually as it seems. The
Hangar Bay is just that, an underground area for the storage of the X-Men's
aircrafts, notably the Blackbird. The exit and entry point has been relocated.
Prior to reconstruction, it was located at Devil's Rock, but now it is located
beneath the basketball court. A klaxon will sound to warn anyone nearby to
evacuate the area. Students, faculty, and X-Men are advised to move immediately.
Professor Xavier somehow gained at least one working version of the RS-150
Blackbird from SHIELD after the X-Men's Stratojet had been destroyed by Count
Nefaria. Soon after the X-Men acquired this 7-seat version of the Blackbird, it
was upgraded with Shi'ar technology, including weapon systems, holographic
active camouflage, and engines capable of hypersonic speeds. Later, it was
rebuilt and remodeled by Forge. The official name of the plane is the Blackbird,
although it has been referred to as the X-Jet.
(The Blackbird Information and Picture belongs to <http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/X-Men_Blackbird>.)
The X-Men seemingly have several aircraft, including one that resembles a B-2
Spirit stealth bomber (this craft is once even referred to as the "X-Wing").
This particular aircraft incorporates technology created by the mutant inventor
Forge, as well as alien (Shi'ar) technology, including weapon systems,
holographic active camouflage, and engines capable of hypersonic speeds.