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For an overview of combat armor variants in all games, as well as background information, see combat armor.

The Ranger battle armor and matching Ranger battle helmet are pieces of armor worn by the mercenary group Reilly's Rangers.


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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]


The Ranger battle armor is a variant of combat armor. The matching Ranger battle helmet is used only by the group's engineer Donovan. Each suit has a serial number (41-90MPW) painted on the back, along with a US Army star.

Ranger battle armor is the strongest non-powered armor available in the game, and for players who value Agility over Strength, the Ranger armor is preferable to power armor as it grants nearly identical Damage Resistance (1-6 points lower in most cases, 11 points lower than the unique T-51b power armor and the Enclave Hellfire armor) without sacrificing Agility and movement speed or increasing the chance of detection while sneaking (the weight of equipped armor affects stealth; some forms of power armor also carry an explicit -1 or -2 penalty to Agility, which lowers Sneak). Furthermore, unlike power armor, combat armor requires no special training to use.

The +5 AP boost, +1 Luck, and +10 Small Guns make this armor particularly useful for lower-level Small Gun characters. It remains useful for anyone up to level 30, thanks to the good DR, modest weight, and ease of repair.





The armor can be acquired during the quest Reilly's Rangers by looting the Rangers' corpses in the Statesman Hotel or as a reward from Reilly upon completion of the quest. The armor can also be obtained by reverse-pickpocketing the Rangers at the Ranger compound. The helmet can only be obtained from Donovan, either by looting it from his corpse or reverse pickpocketing.

Related questEdit


  • If all three rangers die in the Statesman Hotel, the player cannot receive the battle armor as the reward or participate in the unmarked side quest Geomapping with Reilly.
  • There is an unused texture for the Ranger battle helmet within the game's files.



  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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