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For an overview of this item's appearances in the Fallout series of games, see Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual.

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's Sneak skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension).


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

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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, down in the gecko-filled basement, on the floor at the foot of some metal shelves.
GoodspringsIn the Goodsprings home inhabited by Trudy and Sunny Smiles, East from the schoolhouse, on a bookshelf. (Must be stolen unless the Run Goodsprings Run quest has been completed).
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. (Must be stolen)
Puesta del Sol switching station Gametitle-FNV DMIn the eastern most room of the switching station there is a huge machine on the south side of the room. The book is located on the catwalk that runs around the machine. Its the only portion of catwalk in this room that you have to jump to.
Vault 3Living Quarters, right after you come down the stairs from the recreation area. Through the 50 Lock/Security door. Turn right on the 2nd shelf.
X-13 research facility Gametitle-FNV OWBOn the floor, opposite the door in the room where the chest plate for the stealth suit Mk II is.
X-13 research facility Gametitle-FNV OWBIn the testing facility section, in the reward safe upon completion of all the Stealth Suit tests.
Sunstone Tower Gametitle-FNV LROn a bookshelf facing the wall (hidden from view) on the S/E landing up one flight of stairs from the ground floor interior entrance. Can be exposed by placing/throwing explosives onto the bookshelf, underneath the filing cabinet.


  • 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".


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