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For this power armor in the Fallout series, see Power armor.
For for an overview of power armor in Fallout 76, see Power armor (Fallout 76).
 
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The T-51b power armor is a set of power armor in Fallout 76. It is the only variant of the T-51 series of power armor that appears in Appalachia.

BackgroundEdit

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]

CharacteristicsEdit

The T-51b is a major upgrade over all of its fellow power armors, in all areas. With the exception of T-65, it has the highest damage resistances of any suit, but with the lowest radiation protection. This hardly matters, however: a full set of power armor derives almost all of its radiation protection from the fact that it blocks 90% of environmental radiation in addition to its basic radiation resistance values. It's an excellent all-around power armor for all intents and purposes, well-rounded in all aspects.

Armor partsEdit

Image Name Resistances¹ Negation² Standard
Durability
Range
Weight Value
Caps
Form ID
Icon shield silver Icon electrical Icon radiation Radiation
Icon radiation
Weapon
Damage
FO76 T-51 helmet T-51b helm 45 45 27 15% 7% 32 - 38 11 80 00140c4e
FO76 T-51 torso T-51b chest piece 75 75 46 15% 7% 32 - 38 17 180 00140c51
FO76 T-51 arm T-51b left arm 45 45 27 15% 7% 32 - 38 12 130 00140c4c
FO76 T-51 arm T-51b right arm 45 45 27 15% 7% 32 - 38 12 130 00140c4d
FO76 T-51 leg T-51b left leg 45 45 27 15% 7% 32 - 38 14 130 00140c4f
FO76 T-51 leg T-51b right leg 45 45 27 15% 7% 32 - 38 14 130 00140c50
Total 300 300 181 90% 42% 80³ 780

Image Name Resistances¹ Negation² Standard
Durability
Range
Weight Value
Caps
Form ID
Icon shield silver Icon electrical Icon radiation Radiation
Icon radiation
Weapon
Damage
FO76 T-51 helmet T-51b helm 56 56 33 15% 7% 38 - 44 11 80 00140c4e
FO76 T-51 torso T-51b chest piece 94 94 55 15% 7% 38 - 44 17 180 00140c51
FO76 T-51 arm T-51b left arm 56 56 33 15% 7% 38 - 44 12 130 00140c4c
FO76 T-51 arm T-51b right arm 56 56 33 15% 7% 38 - 44 12 130 00140c4d
FO76 T-51 leg T-51b left leg 56 56 33 15% 7% 38 - 44 14 130 00140c4f
FO76 T-51 leg T-51b right leg 56 56 33 15% 7% 38 - 44 14 130 00140c50
Total 374 374 220 90% 42% 80³ 780

Image Name Resistances¹ Negation² Standard
Durability
Range
Weight Value
Caps
Form ID
Icon shield silver Icon electrical Icon radiation Radiation
Icon radiation
Weapon
Damage
FO76 T-51 helmet T-51b helm 68 68 48 15% 7% 44 - 50 11 80 00140c4e
FO76 T-51 torso T-51b chest piece 114 114 65 15% 7% 44 - 50 17 180 00140c51
FO76 T-51 arm T-51b left arm 68 68 48 15% 7% 44 - 50 12 130 00140c4c
FO76 T-51 arm T-51b right arm 68 68 48 15% 7% 44 - 50 12 130 00140c4d
FO76 T-51 leg T-51b left leg 68 68 48 15% 7% 44 - 50 14 130 00140c4f
FO76 T-51 leg T-51b right leg 68 68 48 15% 7% 44 - 50 14 130 00140c50
Total 454 454 305 90% 42% 80³ 780

¹ The resistance values do not include the underlying power armor chassis's resistances nor standard armor or underarmor.
² Each equipped piece of power armor negates a fixed percentage of weapon damage and radiation, which stacks across all six potentially equipped pieces.
³ While equipped on a power armor chassis, power armor pieces have no weight, thought the chassis itself will still maintain its own standard weight.

RepairEdit

Level 50

Name Form ID Aluminum Circuitry Gear Glass Nuclear Material Oil Plastic Rubber Screw Silver Spring Steel
T-51b helmet 00140c4e 6 8 8 11 6 20
T-51b chest piece 00140c51 6 6 6 5 8 11 20
T-51b left arm 00140c4c 6 6 8 11 6 20
T-51b right arm 00140c4d 6 6 8 11 6 20
T-51b left leg 00140c4f 6 8 11 6 6 20
T-51b right leg 00140c50 6 8 11 6 6 20
Total 6 6 18 6 5 24 40 16 66 30 12 120

Level 40

Name Form ID Aluminum Circuitry Gear Glass Nuclear Material Oil Plastic Rubber Screw Silver Spring Steel
T-51b helmet 00140c4e
T-51b chest piece 00140c51
T-51b left arm 00140c4c
T-51b right arm 00140c4d
T-51b left leg 00140c4f
T-51b right leg 00140c50
Total

Level 30

Name Form ID Aluminum Circuitry Gear Glass Nuclear Material Oil Plastic Rubber Screw Silver Spring Steel
T-51b helmet 00140c4e 4 5 5 9 4 15
T-51b chest piece 00140c51 4 4 4 3 5 9 15
T-51b left arm 00140c4c 4 4 5 9 4 15
T-51b right arm 00140c4d 4 4 5 9 4 15
T-51b left leg 00140c4f 4 5 9 4 4 15
T-51b right leg 00140c50 4 5 9 4 4 15
Total 4 4 12 4 3 16 25 10 54 20 8 86

MaterialEdit

  • Material modifications are available after purchasing the necessary entitlement in the Atomic Shop, or upon reading its plan. All paints require 2 oil, 2 plastic, and 2 steel, per piece (any exceptions to this rule are noted in the description field).
  • This list does not include cosmetic transformations, which are covered separately:
Name Appearance Description
Blackbird (carbon) Icon Fo76 Atom
Soar across the Wasteland with this sleek Blackbird Paint Set for your Power Armor.
Camouflage Icon Fo76 Atom
Become one with Appalachia with these Camouflage Paints for your Power Armor.
Christmas Icon Fo76 Atom
Hot Rod paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Everything with flames is automatically cooler - just like this Hot Rod Power Armor Station.
Inferno mark 1 paint Vault 51
The Inferno Mark 1 Power Armor Paint Set.
Inferno mark 2 paint Vault 51
The Inferno Mark 2 Power Armor Paint Set.
Inferno mark 3 paint Vault 51
The Inferno Mark 3 Power Armor Paint Set.
Mothman paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Hide in the night, and stalk your enemies with the Mothman Power Armor Paints and a Mothman Red Headlamp.
Nukashine paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Speak easy and carry a big Power Armor! Who knows where you will end up with this blacked out Nukashine paint set.
Outcast paint Vault 51
Feel like you don't belong with these Outcast Paints for your Power Armor.
Playtime paint Icon Fo76 Atom
For the times you want to unleash your inner child - as a force of destruction! It's Playtime!
Sugar Bombs paint Icon cut
American Patriot paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Show Appalachia that democracy will never be defeated by sporting this American Patriot Power Armor Paint Set!
Vault-Tec paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Vault-Tec engineer paint YOU SHOULD BUY THIS
Join the ranks of Vault-Tec's engineers with this Paint for your Power Armor.
Wasteland Walker paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Hide in plain sight with these Wasteland Walker Paints for your Power Armor.
West Virginia paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Continue the Mountaineer spirit with this set of West Virginia-themed paints for your Power Armor.
Tricentennial paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Tricentennial edition
A set of Power Armor Paints celebrating 300 years of American freedom!
Winter Wanderland paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Blend in with the ashes of Nuclear Winter with the Winter Wanderland Paints for your Power Armor.
Woodland Warrior paint Icon Fo76 Atom
Blend into the bush with these Woodland Warrior Paints for your Power Armor. Includes a unique paint for each of the T-45, T-51, T-60 and X-01 Power Armors.
Nuka-Cola ATX FREE
Plan: T-51 power armor Nuka-Cola paint
A unique Nuka-Cola theme paint job are available in Black Mountain Ordnance Works, TNT Dome #3.

LocationsEdit

Plans for crafting most mods are available from Vendor bot Phoenix at Watoga Shopping Plaza.

ReferencesEdit

  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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