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Fallout 3Power armor
Linden's Outcast power armor
Prototype medic power armor
The PittAshur's power armor
Tribal power armor
Fallout: New VegasT-45d power armor
Brotherhood T-45d power armor
Broken power armor
Fallout 4T-45 power armor
Fallout 76T-45 power armor

T-45 power armor is a power armor model in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout Shelter and Fallout Shelter: The Board Game.

Background

The T-45 series of power armor was built by defense contractor West-Tek and served as the first power armor variant ever utilized by the U.S. military on the battlefield.[1][2] The power armor prototypes were slated to be part of an exhibit at the Museum of Technology in 2078.[3] Harold Frost, one of T-45's original designers, designed the Excavator power armor for the Garrahan Mining Company.[4] Following the Great War, many suits are still found throughout the wastelands, providing those who wear them substantial protection from threats.[2] The armor is utilized by the Brotherhood of Steel, including the Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel and the loyalist Outcasts.

Variants

T-45d model

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Several variations of the basic model, including the Lyons' Pride power armor, Brotherhood T-45d power armor, and Army power armor Cut content.

MP-47/A prototype medic power armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout 3

An upgrade of the standard T-45d power armor, using a revised T-47 model. The MP upgrade included an automated delivery system for various medical substances such as stimpaks.[5]

Outcast model

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Gameplay article: Fallout 3

Modified by the Brotherhood Outcasts, the armor has been painted red and black and Outcast symbols have been added. Outcast recon armor is worn independently or as part of a full power armor set. Linden's Outcast power armor is a unique variant.

Tribal power armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout 3

Unique variant of the standard T-45d found in the Pitt, one set is worn by Ishmael Ashur and another is a prized possession of Everett.[6]

NCR salvaged power armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

NCR salvaged power armor is T-45d power armor recovered by the NCR during their war with the Brotherhood of Steel.[7] NCR technicians stripped out the joint servos, making it more difficult to use, but has no special training requirement.[7] It has a yellow NCR bear logo painted on the chest plate and red stripes on the arms.

Scorched Sierra power armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The scorched Sierra power armor is a suit of T-45d power armor that has been modified with a NCR theme, worn by Colonel Royez.

Notes

The armor also appears in Fallout Shelter.

Behind the scenes

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout 76 loading screens: "Built by defense contractor West-Tek, the T-45 series of Power armor was the first to be successfully deployed on the battlefield. Its introduction changed the nature of modern warfare."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout 4 loading screens: "The T-45 series was the first version of Power Armor ever employed on the battlefield by the U.S. military. Many suits remain active in the Wasteland today, and provide their wearers with substantial protection."
  3. Museum of Technology terminals; Research Lead's Terminal, Log Entry 20760307
  4. Garrahan Mining Headquarters terminal entries; Personal Logs
  5. Medic power armor manual; MP-47/A Medic Power Armor
  6. Lone Wanderer: "You got anything for me?"
    Everett: "Well, I'll be damned. That makes 100 ingots you found. And here I remember thinking you'd be lucky to bring back any at all. Ain't no question, you earned the treasure of my collection. This armor goes all the way back to when the Brotherhood tried to wipe out The Pitt. Some of the tribals who worshipped Ashur made it to look like their god. Try it on, and you'll feel a little like a god, yourself!"
    (Everett's dialogue)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Courier: "Tell me about the heavy troopers."
    Hanlon: "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."
    (Hanlon's dialogue)

Non-canon

  1. The Prisoner: "{c16711680}Do you know how to use all that gear or is it just for show?"
    Armstrong: "{c255}I am trained in the use of light and heavy assault weapons and have fifty three hours of field experience in the T-45d Power Armor, citizen. Most of those were during the Anchorage Reclamation."
    Armstrong: "{c255}Well, here's the entrance to the vault, citizen. I have to head back to the City now. This T-45d eats up small energy cells like Chans at a rice buffet! Ha, ha, ha! Don't worry, though. We'll send those godless reds packing within the month!"
    The Prisoner: "{c16711680}Thanks, Corporal Armstrong! Goodbye."
    (Armstrong dialogue file)
  2. The Art of Fallout 3, p. 17: "The Brotherhood of Steel power armor was the first costume to be designed, and it was done entirely in 3D, skipping the concept art stage. This was an important piece to get right, as it had to feel true to the original, yet freshened and updated for this game's unique aesthetic."
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