For an overview of various models of power armor, see power armor.
“They have the best equipment the NCR can get its hands on, power armor salvaged from our war with the Brotherhood. Techs strip out the joint servos so you don't need special training to wear it. It feels like you're carrying a brahmin on your back, but it can take a heck of a lot of punishment.”— Chief Hanlon describes the NCR heavy troopers
NCR salvaged power armor is T-45d power armor recovered by the NCR during the NCR-Brotherhood War. NCR technicians stripped out the servomotors and replaced the rad scrubbers with a custom air conditioning module, allowing it to be used by soldiers without the need of power armor training. The process, however, dramatically reduces its effectiveness, as Chief Hanlon states "It feels like you're carrying a brahmin on your back". For identification, it has a yellow NCR Bear logo painted on its chest plate and red stripes on the arms.
Salvaged power armor does not require the Power Armor Training perk and does not have the usual +2 Strength or 10% radiation resistance bonuses of normal T-45d power armor. It retains the -2 Agility effect however, and also has a slightly reduced weight and Damage Threshold. Because it is no longer powered, it does not possess the weakness of genuine power armor to electromagnetic attacks.
In terms of effectiveness, NCR salvaged power armor is bested in weight-to-DT ratio alone by the far lighter combat armor, reinforced mark 2, which has the same DT rating, weighs 17.5 pounds less, and also lacks any sort of Agility penalty. The only advantage it provides is that it possesses an item HP of 1000 while no version of combat armor has HP higher than 650. NCR salvaged power armor is the most protective NCR disguise one can obtain for most of the game, equaled only by the NCR Ranger combat armor, which is also 11 pounds lighter than the salvaged power armor.
If the Brotherhood of Steel allies with the NCR at the end of the main storyline, the NCR hands over all suits of salvaged power armor to the Brotherhood in return for the Brotherhood's help in patrolling the I-15 and Highway 95.
As this is no longer powered armor, the pulse gun or any other EMP weapons do not work against this armor.
It should be noted that if the player character is shot while wearing this armor, blood will come out, just like any other non-power armor, unlike when power armor is worn, which makes a "clank" noise when shot at.