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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.


Main article: Combat armor
First created in 2051, the military-grade combat armor was designed to protect key sections of the human body from ballistic trauma with hard armored plates made from complex polymers and ceramics, with a flexible body suit interwoven with thermal-dissipative membranes and bulletproof material. The earliest models of the combat armor were manufactured as specific plates mounted on combat webbing, although as the technology improved, body-enclosing suits of armor were created and entered active combat duty, though in limited quantities. The armor came with a matte-finish olive drab coloring by default, making it suitable for woodland and/or urban camouflage.

Prior to the Great War, combat armor was nearly exclusively the property of military forces and special police units. Currently-available historical documentation shows users only in the North American continent, but allied nations were likely to possess identical or similar systems. Combat armor was the de facto armor of the United States military, issued to all combat soldiers not in the powered armor units. Additionally, at least one Canadian partisan was caught on camera wearing a suit of combat armor.

Civilian ownership of combat armor was highly restricted. A special permit was required from the Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms and Lasers for private ownership of the combat armor.


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.

Combat armor also grants the wearer +20% Radiation Resistance. This is not documented anywhere in or out of the game.



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 2Edit

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.
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