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For an overview of combat armor variants in all games, as well as background information, see combat armor.

The combat armor, reinforced mark 2 and matching combat helmet, reinforced mark 2 are pieces of armor in Fallout: New Vegas.


Main article: Combat armor
Modelled after the human silhouette and designed to provide balanced protection that does not limit mobility on the battlefield, combat armors are a diverse family of personal body armor of varying degrees of sophistication, from the earliest iterations of the armor developed by the United States Army[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[2]

This particular suit is a new version of combat armor, designed to replace the regular reinforced combat armor, this high tech suit was created as a heavier, more protective armor reserved for use by American shock troops and special forces.[3]


This armor provides the same level of protection that is offered by NCR Ranger combat armor but can actually be purchased from vendors. It appears to have much thicker armor plates than regular reinforced combat armor that not only completely cover the torso, shoulders, knees and lower legs but has forearm guards along with several pouches located along the upper thighs and waist.

The helmet is a ballistic assembly, designed to protect the wearer from projectile and energy weapon impacts, bladed weapons, blunt trauma, and concussion. An integrated polarized visor protects the user's eyes from the ordinary battlefield hazards of grit and dust, but also laser blindness and fragments. It is similar in appearance to the helmet used with the combat armor, reinforced suit but is a different color. Helmets also incorporate a combination camera/laser rangefinder unit built into the helmet's right side, just above the ear. Those suits of combat armor surviving in the wasteland still have the housing for that equipment, but no suit has been documented as having working hardware.

While being even more expensive than reinforced combat armor, it provides more protection than standard combat armor. 20 DT as opposed to 15 DT for standard combat armor or 17 DT for reinforced combat armor.




  1. The Army helmet is presented in the game as an older type of helmet, issued to uniformed troops who do not use the standard set of combat armor: Clearly visible in the tutorial segment and later on countless dead bodies throughout the Commonwealth.
  2. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.
  3. Fallout 2 Strategy Guide, p. 65
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