A wide variety of such armor can be found throughout the wastelands, ranging from the early iterations developed by the armed forces to the cutting-edge variants that came into use just prior to the Great War.
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.[clarification needed]