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For an overview of combat armor variants in all games, as well as background information, see Combat armor.
Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Combat armor was a piece of armor that was to appear in the canceled game Van Buren.


Main article: Combat armor
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[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[2]


Combat armor is among the best forms of protection in the post-War wasteland. Although extremely expensive, the protection value of this armor is surpassed only by the few incarnations of power armor.


  • Combat armor would be classified in the advanced armors category and would be possible to batch by the Prisoner.
  • The Enclave background character Arcade Gannon, as well as the lost Enclave patrol leader encountered in the Utah area, would be equipped with Enclave-branded (though likely identical in game terms) combat armor.
  • General Coleridge's renegade NCR soldiers as well as NCR soldiers present in Hoover Dam would be equipped with combat armor from Fort Leavenworth.


The presence of combat armor from Fort Leavenworth was integral to the final act of Van Buren. However, when Fort Leavenworth was re-written into Tibbets Prison, the source of the combat armor was never changed and was therefore never explained.


  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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