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Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


This book was given to Chinese spies and infiltrators in United States sometime before and during the Great War. The book provides practical information on infiltrating American society and bypassing enemy defenses.

Reading this book permanently increases the player character's Sneak skill by 3 points (4 with the Comprehension perk).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player character.

Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual (1)
Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Camp SearchlightIn the east church's basement, by the eastern wall, at the foot of the metal shelves, on the floor.
GoodspringsIn the Goodsprings home inhabited by Trudy and Sunny Smiles, east from the schoolhouse, on a bookshelf
NCR sharecropper farmsOn some papers, by the corner desk inside the sharecropper barracks near the four water towers in the northeast corner of the fenced-in area
Puesta del Sol switching station Dead MoneyIn the easternmost room of the switching station there is a large machine on the south side of the room, located on the catwalk that runs around the machine
Sunstone Tower roof Lonesome Road (add-on)On a bookshelf facing the wall (hidden from view) on the southeast landing up one flight of stairs from the ground floor interior entrance, acquired by placing/throwing explosives onto the bookshelf underneath the filing cabinet
Vault 3In the living quarters on a shelf, down the stairs from the recreation area through an Average locked door
X-13 research facility Old World Blues (add-on)On the floor, opposite the door in the room where the chest plate for the stealth suit Mk II is found
X-13 research facility Old World Blues (add-on)In the testing facility section, in the reward safe upon completion of all the stealth suit tests


  • It is not known for sure how the player character is able to comprehend the contents of this book, as they are written in Chinese characters.
  • The Chinese characters on the book itself translates to "Chinese Army: training manual," with no mention of "special ops."