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For the Fallout: New Vegas armor, see NCR Ranger combat armor.

Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and is not canon.

HERMES armor was a prototype combat armor developed by a division of Poseidon Energy.


Made working in conjunction with the Department of Defense, HERMES was intended to be the next generation of combat armor, used by elite light infantry troops. It never moved out of the prototype phase, because members of the Enclave tried to keep its development a secret.[1]


  • Item type: advanced armor
  • Item complement: HERMES helmet
  • Item requirements:
    • 180 mechanics
    • 110 science
    • 5 pieces of advanced polycarbon
    • 14 pieces of boron carbide
    • 20 pieces of advanced polythylene
    • 124 hours (5 days, 4 hours).

Behind the scenes

  • The NCR Ranger combat armor in Fallout: New Vegas is depicted in official artwork as having 'H3RM35' stamped onto the radio receiver built into the helmet.
  • Hermes in the Greek mythology is the messenger of the Gods of Olympus who always traveled fast and light, hence the reference on the armor's name.
  • The Combat armor, reinforced and its matching helmet in Fallout: New Vegas bear great resemblance to the Hermes combat armor.