|For an overview of combat armor variants in all games, as well as background information, see combat armor.|
Background[edit | edit source]
Modeled after the human silhouette, 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 to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Combat armor is among the best forms of protection in the post-War Capital Wasteland. It has the fifth-highest DR for non-power armors, only lower than Ranger battle armor, Lag-Bolt's combat armor (only available with Broken Steel), metal armor, and Metal Master armor. It is fairly useful for early to mid-level characters, as it can probably be acquired before the Ranger armor, and doesn't have the penalty to Agility that metal armor has.
Unlike the reinforced variants common on the West Coast, all the combat armor available in the Capital Wasteland is short-sleeved, having only the shoulder pads and chest plates covering the torso, as well as the forearm guards. The combat helmet's shaded visor is also absent. The winterized combat armor variant looks the most like combat armor present in earlier Fallout titles, except for the snow-appropriate camouflage pattern and face-covering balaclava.
The helmet is olive drab-colored and its shape resembles the current day PASGT (Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops) Kevlar helmets. The picture shown in the Pip-Boy is also very similar to the German Stahlhelm. Unlike its predecessor from Fallout and Fallout 2, the helmet does not have the acrylic cover over the eyes, so it can be worn with normal eyewear, such as eyeglasses.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Armor[edit | edit source]
Helmet[edit | edit source]
Cut versions[edit | edit source]
|The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
- Sim regen armor
- Shellshocked combat armor (Identical to standard combat armor - Base id: 000cb5ef, helmet: 000cb5f0).
|End of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.|
Comparison[edit | edit source]
|Lag-Bolt's combat armor||38||30||500||+10 AP, +10 Big Guns||400||1||00b95f|
|Ranger battle armor||39||27||1100||+5 AP, +1 LK, +10 Small Guns||430||5||00023030|
|Rivet City security uniform||24||20||100||+5 Small Guns||330||∞||000239cc|
|Sim regen armor||32||25||400||Health regen, limb repair||390||—||002969|
|Talon combat armor||28||25||300||—||390||∞||000a6f76|
|Tenpenny security uniform||24||20||100||+5 Small Guns||180||4+||00034119|
|Shellshocked combat armor||32||25||400||—||390||—||000cb5ef|
|Winterized combat armor||32||25||999,400||—||390||3||003af9|
|Winterized medic armor||32||25||400||+10 Medicine||390||3||00a9a1|
- Unique apparel are highlighted with a darker background
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Found inside Anchorage Memorial.
- Four sets can be found in the Bridge tower in Rivet City.
- Sold by various merchants, such as Crow, Michael Masters, Moira Brown, and Tulip.
- Worn by the the Lonesome Drifter.
- Two sets can be found in poor condition in the National Guard depot.
- smugglers. Occasionally worn by
- Mothership Zeta. Several sets can be found throughout