Gameplay articles
FalloutMetal armor
Tesla armor
Fallout 2Metal armor
Metal armor Mk II
Tesla armor
Fallout 3Metal armor
Gamma shield armor The Pitt (add-on)
Samurai armor Mothership Zeta (add-on)
Apocalypse gladiator armor Cut content
Fallout: New VegasMetal armor
Metal armor, reinforced
Lightweight metal armor Courier's Stash
Gecko-backed metal armor Honest Hearts
Gecko-backed metal armor, reinforced Honest Hearts
Fallout 4Metal armor
Fallout 76Metal armor
Fallout TacticsMetal armor
Metal armor Mk II
Plating mutant armor
Spiked mutant armor
Fallout: BoSMetal armor
Tesla armor
Fallout: The Board GameMetal armor
This is an overview article, focusing on background information and cross-game comparisons.
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Metal armor is a type of armor that is used in the entire Fallout series of games.

Characteristics

It is simply any kind of armor manufactured from metal scrap and ancient relics.

While power armor is technically also made mostly of metal, it is more advanced in its characteristics and as such, is not counted as "metal armor".

Variants

Coarse metal armor

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

A basic suit of metal armor made of crudely polished metal plates.

Coarse metal armor Mk II

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Gameplay article: Fallout 2

An improvement over the previous one. Polished metal plates, finely crafted into a suit of armor.

Black metal armor

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

A craft metal armor created from a variety of scrap pieces put on a black leather armor. The helmet looks like a white closedfaced, armor-plated motorcycle helmet.

Gamma shield armor

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Gameplay article: The Pitt

This heavy armor shields against Gamma Radiation through the use of a lead lining. It has the same appearance as the black metal armor.

Lightweight black metal armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A black metal armor changed for long trips, the lightweight metal armor has the advantage of improved weight and higher resistance while providing the same level of protection.

Black metal armor, reinforced

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A greatly improved black metal armor with extra layers of metal added in several places. The helmet looks like a white closedfaced, armor-plated motorcycle helmet with an extra metal plate added to the front and two metal horns.

Midwestern Brotherhood metal armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A metal armor version designed after the Great War by the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel. Unlike other conventional metal armor, it has no spikes on the shoulder, bears the symbol of the Brotherhood on the right shoulder and is created from crudely polished metal.

Midwestern Brotherhood metal armor Mk II

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

An improved version of the previous one also designed by the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel. Like its earlier version, it also has no spikes on his shoulder, a symbol of the Brotherhood in the left pectoral and created with several layers of fine polished metal for better protection.

Tesla armor

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

Unlike the basic metal armor it strongly resembles, this armor is an actual pre-War military design, constructed from plans left behind by Nikola Tesla, confiscated by the US government after his death. It is designed to protect the wearer against energy attacks.

Midwestern Brotherhood Tesla armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

This version was likely designed after the Great War by the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel, based on the pre-War model. The main difference is that its Tesla Attraction Coils are not in the form of protruding rods, like in the earlier variant.

Vault-Tec Tesla armor

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A special suit of metal armor which covers the entire body like a power armor. There are two Tesla coils on the shoulders that disperse a large percentage of directed energy attacks.

Samurai armor

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Gameplay article: Mothership Zeta

An ancient Japanese armor worn by Toshiro Kago, a samurai abducted by aliens to Zeta.

Plating mutant armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

Crude armor that uses straps of leather and metal bands to form a sparse but effective covering for super mutants.

Spiked mutant armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

Somewhat heavier armor for super mutants, using lightweight plastic straps and metal encased in leather panels.

Gecko-backed metal armor

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Gameplay article: Honest Hearts

A black metal armor with the appearances of regular black metal armor which has increased resistance to fire, poison, and radiation.

Gecko-backed metal armor, reinforced

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Gameplay article: Honest Hearts

A greatly improved black metal armor with extra layers of metal in several places with the added benefit of increased resistance to fire, poison, and radiation.

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