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

High tech armor, made out of advanced defensive polymers

The combat armor is a piece of armor in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Combat armor

Combat armors were designed to provide balanced protection without limiting user mobility. They are a diverse family of personal body armor with varying degrees of sophistication, ranging from the earliest iterations developed by the United States Army[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Combat armor is the epitome of non-powered armor in the wastes and was much favored by police and military forces for their outstanding durability coupled with their high level of maneuverability. The armor itself consists of a large chest plate and helmet constructed out of high-level defensive polymers. It is highly effective armor for medium-level player characters, as it provides good resistance against small arms fire, laser beams and blasts of plasma energy alike.

In Fallout 2, combat armor also grants the wearer +20% Radiation Resistance. This is not documented anywhere in or out of the game.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Fallout[edit | edit source]

Map Location Description
The Hub - Old Town Sold by Jake.
The Glow Locker in the secure testing labs.
Boneyard Sold by Zack.
Boneyard Found on Chris Avellone's corpse.
Boneyard On the body of a Gun Runner guarding the outside of the factory.
Cathedral Locker in the Los Angeles Vault level 2.
Lost Hills Given if equipment is requested.

Fallout 2[edit | edit source]

Map Location Description
Vault 15 Footlocker in the living quarters, top left most room, left corner.
Vault 13 Supply room locker.
Sierra Army Depot Locker in the barracks, level one.
Sierra Army Depot Locker in the high security armory, level two.
Sierra Army Depot Locker in the high security armory, level two.
Navarro Locker in the workshop, near Quincy.

References[edit | edit source]

  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.
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