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For an overview of metal armor variants in all games, see metal armor.

The metal armor is a piece of armor in Fallout: New Vegas.


Metal armor serves as very heavy armor. It provides much more protection than a suit of leather armor, but is more ramshackle than combat armor and is weaker than power armor. It can be very useful for someone who has the Jury Rigging perk, since it can be used to repair most types of power armor.

The metal helmet is similar in shape to a motorcycle helmet, though with a dirty silver color instead of white, as well as no neck wrap or goggles.




  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When holding metal armor outside of the Pip-Boy (via pressing down L3) when jumping the metal armor will freeze mid-air and vanish. It won't disappear and will be invisible. To avoid this, it is advised to pick it up again. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Despite the fact that the metal helmet does not in any way cover the mouth when worn by a female character, it still muffles the character's voice as though it did. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If the armor's condition hits 0 and the armor is sold while equipped, there will be a permanent stat decrease to Agility shown in the pip-boy as "Metal Armor -1 AGL." [verified]


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