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The T-51 series of Power Armor was the pinnacle of mechanized protection before the Great War. First introduced in the Battle of Anchorage, it is highly valued today for its increased protective capabilities.Fallout 4 loading screens

T-51 power armor is a set of power armor appearing in Fallout 4.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: T-51 power armor

The T-51[1] was widely considered the apex of pre-War powered combat infantry development. Developed over a decade of war by West Tek, it incorporates many of the lessons gleaned from the T-45 power armor service history. Unlike its predecessor, the T-51 benefits from a long development cycle and uses custom-made components to create not a stop-gap model, but a weapon that provides the best possible protection through incorporating the latest passive defense features.[2][3][4] The resulting perfect balance of performance, mobility, and protection made it a powerful asset for United States soldiers on the frontlines.[5]

Like the T-45, it is designed for a single human operator, patterned after the human silhouette. Unlike its older sibling, the exterior shell is made from a poly-laminate composite capable of absorbing over 2.5 kilo-joules of energy without damage. The strength of the material is further enhanced by the organic, rounded profile of the shell, improving the chances of deflecting projectiles and explosions compared to the older steel plating present on the T-45. The shell is coated in a 10-micron silver ablative layer that allows for reflecting laser blasts and radiation emissions without damaging the composite surface directly.[4][6] The surface can be treated in a special chemical process to increase its defensive properties substantially.[7] To further enhance protection against direct contact with and contamination by radioactive, biological or chemical substances, the armor can be made airtight, allowing its operator to explore even the most contaminated areas with reasonable safety as long as the armor is not compromised.[8] The helmet is an integral part of this protection, fitted with a rubberized cowl mounted to the chest plate and providing a tight seal. As with all T-series, the vision slit is bullet-proof.[9] Compared to its predecessor, the helmet is smaller and more durable, made out of a single piece of composite, with an easily removable vision assembly. As with the T-45, the ear ports double as accessory mounting points, with a drop-down aiming ocular being standard on all T-51 suits. A forehead-mounted lamp is provided for convenience.

The T-51's ace in the hole is the hydraulics system integrated into the West Tek power armor frame.[10] Powered by a back-mounted TX-28 microfusion pack generating 60,000 watts, the HiFlo hydraulics integrated into the frame of the suit allow it to carry the bulk of the suit and allow the soldier to carry heavy weapons into combat. Due to the design of the T-51, it's much more nimble and agile than the T-45.[4] However, to achieve optimal performance, the armor has to be custom-fitted to each operator.[7] A properly fitted armor worn by a well-trained operator feels like an extension of one's body.[11] Comfort is imperative to success in combat operations, aided by the power armor's ability to recycle urine into perfectly drinkable water, allowing the operator to survive for weeks in power armor.[12] [13]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The armor is fitted with a back-mounted TX-28 MicroFusion Pack which generates an output power of 60,000 Watts to power the HiFlo hydraulic systems built into the frame of the suit. Made of a poly-laminate composite, the shell of the T-51 is lightweight and capable of absorbing over 2500 Joules of kinetic impact. The 10-micron-thick silver ablative coating can reflect laser and other radiation emissions without damaging the composite subsurface, and the eyeslit for the helmet is made of bullet proof glass to protect the wearer from any projectiles. It also includes a waste recycling system that can convert human waste into drinkable water, enhancing the user's survival ability. The armor usually carries enough fuel to last a century.

As with all power armor in the Commonwealth, a power armor frame is required to mount T-51 power armor, and pieces spawned can vary from A to F models.

Armor parts[edit | edit source]

Model Name DR HP Weight Value Repair Upgrade components Base ID
Physical Energy Radiation
A T-51 helm 140 90 150 80 12.0 80 Steel x5 00140c4e
T-51 chest piece 240 160 300 320 20.0 180 Aluminum x1, Circuitry x1, Steel x8 00140c51
T-51 left arm 90 60 150 80 15.0 130 Steel x5 00140c4c
T-51 right arm 90 60 150 80 15.0 130 Steel x5 00140c4d
T-51 left leg 90 60 150 80 15.0 130 Steel x5 00140c4f
T-51 right leg 90 60 150 80 15.0 130 Steel x5 00140c50
Total 740 490 1050 720 92.0 780 Aluminum x1, Circuitry x1, Steel x33
B T-51b helm 160 110 150 95 12.6 84 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x4, Circuitry x2 ????????
T-51b chest piece 260 180 300 380 21.0 189 ? Adhesive x5, Circuitry x2, Nuclear material x2 ????????
T-51b left arm 110 80 150 95 15.7 136 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x4, Circuitry x2 ????????
T-51b right arm 110 80 150 95 15.7 136 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x4, Circuitry x2 ????????
T-51b left leg 110 80 150 95 15.7 136 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x4, Circuitry x2 ????????
T-51b right leg 110 80 150 95 15.7 136 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x4, Circuitry x2 ????????
Total 860 610 1050 855 96.4 817 ? Adhesive x20, Aluminum x22, Circuitry x10, Nuclear material x2
C T-51c helm 180 130 150 110 13.1 88 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x6, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51c chest piece 280 200 300 440 22 198 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x8, Circuitry x4, Nuclear material x4 ????????
T-51c left arm 130 100 150 110 16.5 143 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x6, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51c right arm 130 100 150 110 16.5 143 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x6, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51c left leg 130 100 150 110 16.5 143 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x6, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51c right leg 130 100 150 110 16.5 143 ? Adhesive x3, Aluminum x6, Circuitry x3 ????????
Total 980 730 1050 990 101.1 858 ? Adhesive x19, Aluminum x38, Circuitry x19, Nuclear material x4
D T-51d helm 200 150 150 125 13.8 92 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x8, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51d chest piece 300 220 300 500 23 207 ? Adhesive x5, Aluminum x10, Circuitry x4, Nuclear material x5 ????????
T-51d left arm 150 120 150 125 17.2 149 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x8, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51d right arm 150 120 150 125 17.2 149 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x8, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51d left leg 150 120 150 125 17.2 149 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x8, Circuitry x3 ????????
T-51d right leg 150 120 150 125 17.2 149 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x8, Circuitry x3 ????????
Total 1100 850 1050 1125 105.6 895 ? Adhesive x25, Aluminum x50, Circuitry x19, Nuclear material x5
E T-51e helm 220 170 150 140 14.3 96 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x10, Circuitry x4 ????????
T-51e chest piece 320 240 300 560 24 216 ? Adhesive x5, Aluminum x12, Circuitry x5, Nuclear material x6 ????????
T-51e left arm 170 140 150 140 18 156 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x10, Circuitry x4 ????????
T-51e right arm 170 140 150 140 18 156 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x10, Circuitry x4 ????????
T-51e left leg 170 140 150 140 18 156 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x10, Circuitry x4 ????????
T-51e right leg 170 140 150 140 18 156 ? Adhesive x4, Aluminum x10, Circuitry x4 ????????
Total 1220 970 1050 1260 110.3 936 ? Adhesive x29, Aluminum x62, Circuitry x29, Nuclear material x6
F T-51f helm 240 190 150 155 15 100 Steel x5 Adhesive x5, Aluminum x11, Circuitry x5 ????????
T-51f chest piece 340 260 300 620 25 225 Aluminum x1, Circuitry x1, Steel x8 Adhesive x6, Aluminum x14, Circuitry x6, Nuclear material x7 ????????
T-51f left arm 190 160 150 155 18.7 162 Steel x5 Adhesive x5, Aluminum x11, Circuitry x5 ????????
T-51f right arm 190 160 150 155 18.7 162 Steel x5 Adhesive x5, Aluminum x11, Circuitry x5 ????????
T-51f left leg 190 160 150 155 18.7 162 Steel x5 Adhesive x5, Aluminum x11, Circuitry x5 ????????
T-51f right leg 190 160 150 155 18.7 162 Steel x5 Adhesive x5, Aluminum x11, Circuitry x5 ????????
Total 1340 1090 1050 1395 114.8 973 Aluminum x1, Circuitry x1, Steel x33 Adhesive x31, Aluminum x69, Circuitry x31, Nuclear material x7

Paint jobs[edit | edit source]

Variants[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Worn by Clint at the Quincy ruins, it is guaranteed to be an almost full set of T-51 power armor. It is at the Overpass where Clint would normally be outside of his armor.
  • An incomplete suit is worn by Tessa at the nearby Quincy police station, though she may be wandering around nearby. Tessa's suit has only a T-51 power armor torso (possibly one that belonged to Clint) and the unique raider power armor right arm, Tessa's Fist.
  • Worn by an unnamed Gunner on the other side of Bradberton Overpass in Nuka-World, this suit is identical to Clint's. Nearby is a partial suit of level-dependent X-01 that can be worn by another Gunner if awoken.
  • Pieces can be bought from Rowdy at the Atom Cats garage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The T-51 is the only power armor model whose basic A-tier isn't primarily rusty. It always looks the same through all tiers unless a specific paint job is applied. It is also unique in that its basic coloration is not uniform - while the helmet, legs, and forearms are a dull steel color, the chest piece and pauldrons are painted a faded olive drab, thus giving the armor's overall appearance a striking similarity to its Fallout 3 counterpart.
    • Applying military paint to the A-tier will make it turn rusty.
  • The T-51 model seems to have reverted to the original power armor style from Fallout, given that the armor, especially the helmet, is much flatter than the T-51b from Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, which was much bulkier.
  • In Far Harbor, a full set of T-51 power armor with multiple fusion cores lying around can be found in a cave next to a vertibird wreckage on the seafloor, along with some loot. However, the aforementioned objects can only be reached using mods or console commands, as they lie right outside of the game boundary. It is unknown why these items are placed as they are.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{What type of armor is that your wearing.}"
    Darrel: "{135}{}{This is Powered Combat Infantry Armor model T-51b or more commonly know as Power Armor.}"
    (DARL.MSG)
  2. Armor appearance in the games.
  3. The Vault Dweller: "{207}{}{Base Information}"
    ZAX 1.2: "{211}{}{West Tech Research Facility: Founded in 2002 as a private contractor for the United States government, the company initially consisted of two divisions--the Advanced Weapons Research and the Biomedical Sciences divisions.}
    {241}{}{ In 2069, West Tech was the single largest contractor for the United States government; its largest contract being Powered Infantry Armor Model T-51b. }
    {242}{}{In light of significant advances in 2076 by the NBC on the Pan-Immunity Virion Project, the United States Defense Department, in fear of international espionage,}
    {243}{}{ moved a team onto the site to secure and oversee the project, now dubbed the FEV (Forced Evolutionary Virus) project.}"
    (GPWRTERM.MSG)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Power armor specs: "The T-51b Powered Infantry Armor is designed with the latest passive defense features for both civilian and military disturbances. The back-mounted TX-28 MicroFusion Pack generates 60,000 Watts to power the HiFlo hydraulic systems built into the frame of the suit. Made of the latest poly-laminate composite, the T-51b shell is lightweight and capable of absorbing over 2500 Joules of kinetic impact. The 10 micron silver ablative coating can reflect laser and radiation emissions without damage to the composite subsurface."
  5. Bethesda UK
  6. The Vault Dweller: "{218}{}{Power Armor. Status: Complete}"
    ZAX 1.2: "{231}{}{Power Armor Specs: The T-51b Powered Infantry Armor is designed with the latest passive defense features for both civilian and military disturbances. }
    {250}{}{The back-mounted TX-28 MicroFusion Pack generates 60,000 Watts to power the HiFlo hydraulic systems built into the frame of the suit. }
    {251}{}{Made of the latest poly-laminate composite, the T-51b shell is lightweight and capable of absorbing over 2500 Joules of kinetic impact. }
    {252}{}{The 10 micron silver ablative coating can reflect laser and radiation emissions without damage to the composite subsurface.}"
    (GPWRTERM.MSG)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.66-67: "Power Armor is the latest development in personal body armor. This armor must be custom fitted to the user and is so heavy that it requires internal micro-motors to allow movement. Hardening is a process that increases the protection of normal Power Armor. Advanced Power Armor is a completely new, postwar design of this Cadillac of the personal protection world (tail fins optional)."
  8. Ancient Brotherhood disk: "The fact that I can smell Soto's burning flesh where his arm was taken off means that my power armor is no longer airtight, so I'm sucking up a lot more rads than I had planned on. I'm leaking hydraulics at an alarming rate. We need to get far enough away from this place before my armor dies."
  9. The Courier: "You're saying that you killed a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin?"
    Ricky: "What's it sound like I'm saying? If I was saying what you said I was saying, then yeah, I said it!"
    The Courier: "Please go on. This promises to be entertaining."
    Ricky: "I was walking along, minding my own, and up pops one of them Brotherhoods. He yells "Hand over that laser rifle, asshole!" So I hand it over, just to make him think I'm scared! But really I'm not! I never am! Before he knows what hit him, I draw my 11mm machinegun and BAM! BAM! Right through the eyeslit in his helmet! D.O.A.!"
    The Courier: "What a load of crap. The eyeslits of T-series power armor are bullet-proof!"
    Ricky: "Then I guess this dumb fucker's armor musta been... D-series or something! All I know is, he died up real dead when I killed him, okay?"
    (Ricky's dialogue)
  10. The Sole Survivor: "One good idea can make all the difference."
    Preston Garvey: "Sturges? Tell him."
    Sturges: "There's a crashed vertibird up on the roof. Old school. Pre-war. You might've seen it. Well, looks like one of its passengers left behind a seriously sweet goody. We're talking a full suit of cherry T-45 Power Armor. Military issue."
    The Sole Survivor: "What makes that Power Armor so special?"
    Sturges: "A West Tek internalized servo-system, that's what. Inside that baby, super is the new normal. You'll be stronger, tougher, resistant to rads. And... Get the suit, you can rip the minigun right off the vertibird. Do that, and those Raiders get an express ticket to Hell. You dig?"
    The Sole Survivor: "And I can use the minigun like a... rifle?"
    Sturges: "Don't see why not. It'll have a manual trigger. Just aim it at the bad guys, and do the ole' "spray and pray." Now, as for the armor... It's outta juice. Probably has been for a hundred years. It can be powered up again, but we're a bit stuck..."
    (Preston Garvey's and Sturges' dialogue)
  11. The Vault Dweller: "{137}{}{It looks like it would be cumbersome to wear.}"
    Darrel: "{147}{}{Cumbersome? Not in the least. The sacred armor is so finely constructed to such exacting specifications that it feels like an extension of the blessed one's own body. It increases one's strength many times over and helps you resist the effects of radiation so that you may more effectively serve the brotherhood. I would feel diminished without my holy armor.}"
    (DARL.MSG)
  12. Paladin: "{103}{}{Did you know you could survive for weeks without water in a suit of powered armor?}"
    (GENPALAD.MSG)
  13. Appearances in the series.
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