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Chinese stealth armor, also known as Hei gui stealth armor, was one of China's greatest military assets during the Sino-American War. When equipped, it afforded the soldier a high amount of protection (but not as much as America's combat armor), while also coating the user in an active camouflage system. The American Army tried to copy this technology in the unstable Stealth Boy units. The scientists from the Big MT tried to copy the results in their stealth suit Mk II.
Anchorage campaign armor
Hoover Sabotage armor
During the Hoover Sabotage, Americans caught their first glimpses of China's elite soldiers wearing the stealth armor. Because Sub-Level 1C was sealed, several of the Chinese soldiers' bodies remained in the compound.There are two Chinese stealth armors located at Hoover Dam by 2281, presumably left there on the corpses of two Chinese agents after the Hoover Dam sabotage incident before the Great War. NCR forces found and later misplaced the suits in a storeroom with radioactive waste in the Hoover Dam Offices. The suits' existence is hinted at on the only accessible terminal on the same level, and are marked as owned, incurring karma loss when taken. These two suits differ from the Anchorage version in that they do not create a stealth field around the wearer when sneaking and have a lower sneaking bonus.
Behind the scenes
In Chinese, hēi guǐ (黑鬼) literally translates to "black ghost." This is often used as a racial slur against people of African descent in China.
However, if the word is pronounced as Hēi guī (黑龟), it means "black turtle" and had no special meanings behind it.