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BADTFL Edit

Any idea what does BADTFL mean? BTW check with your lawyer's eye Federal government (I am missing long arguing) --dotz 11:16, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


Kevlar? Edit

Isn't some of the newly added stuff too speculative? I don't recall any references to kevlar in Fallout, especially that since kevlar was invented in 1965, it wouldn't fit the retro setting. Ausir 23:27, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Shi dealt with polymers to obtain materials suitable for CA.--dotz 05:33, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Sure, it's made of polymers, but not specifically kevlar, since the name kevlar is an anachronism in the Fallout universe. Ausir 10:33, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Only if all that divergence blablahs mean, that they didn't invented word "kevlar" in their XX-XXIth centuries. I can agree this word probably is not present in canon - a good solution could be more distant description: "kevlar-like". Anyway crucial is chemical formula, not the name. --dotz 16:01, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

This article seems to be quite complex work - may be Combat Armor MkII should be merged here (and other similar level/ similar looking armors)?--dotz 08:14, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


Comparisons Edit

Anyone else think there is an uncanny resemblance between Combat Armor, and the stuff the bad guys wore in the Road Warrior? Coincidence? I think not.

That's more along the lines of the Raider Armor. The Fallout 3 version of Combat Armor reminds me of the stuff that the space marines wore in 'Aliens'. 68.49.187.181 23:39, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Colonial Marines, Space Marines are from Warhammer 40K...Icko 16:24, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

I think Fallout 3 combat armour looks like Imperial Caidian Guardsman Armour from warhammer 40k Outcast115 00:34, January 19, 2010 (UTC)


"Combat Helmet" redirects here. Since the combat helmet is a fallout-3-only piece of armour (it is not its own unique item on f:1 or 2) it should redirect to the fallout 3 combat armor page.

Combat armor MKII Edit

Well, the Combat armor MKII and the Combat armor reinforced MKII are two different models, they are not the same style and same color, it would be like saying that the leather armor from Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 and the leather armor from Fallout 3 are the same. Itachou [~talk~] 02:04, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

The color is irrelevant. It's simply that the FO1 and 2 version of combat armor was called "reinforced" in FNV to distinguish it from the more basic variant from FO3. The reinforced Mk 1 and Mk 2 from FNV are the same armors as their FO1 and 2 counterparts. Ausir(talk) 22:41, November 19, 2010 (UTC)

Combat armor in NCR Edit

Do only Rangers wear Combat armor or also NCR military?because the guard in the entrance of the city wear that-is he a Ranger or soldier?

Aliens? Edit

"This armor looks like the armor worn by Marines in the film Aliens" where did this come from? Does it really look like the armor from Aliens? Even so, is it even worth noting?

IncompetentMinion 13:33, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

No it doesn't, and no it really doesn't, there is already too much unnecessary attempts at comparing things in fallout to completely different in-game subjects. (Troper of the Wastelands 21:42, August 12, 2011 (UTC))


Looks a lot like the armour, the knee high shin protection especially and the sleeveless under-shirt; and look here, the groin guard as well: http://yourmomrocks.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/aliens-stuff-aliens-1986-movie-12681793-960-540.jpg. Certainly loose inspiration can be argued.

--86.131.45.27 15:56, January 10, 2014 (UTC)

We don't note loose inspirations. Our speculations policies only allow us to include blatantly obvious and referenced comparisons. The Gunny  UserGunny chevrons 18:30, January 10, 2014 (UTC)

NCR Ranger Combat Armor Edit

The Desert Ranger Armor and Ranger Combat Armor are placed under "third generation". I don't think this is correct. Although it is called "combat armor", it is not developed as a continuation of the regular and reinforced combat armor.--I7Grendel 15:26, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

Why? Where did you find any clue that the Marine combat armor that forms the core component of the Desert Ranger combat armor is not a continuation of the main combat armor line? Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 15:47, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

You can't ask a question like that, it is what is known to some as an argumentum ad ignorantiam you are assuming your claim to be true simply because insufficient information exists for it to be definitively proven true, don't post your conjecture as fact, unless it has been proven. (Troper of the Wastelands 21:50, August 12, 2011 (UTC))

why do we not see more prominent leg guards, it is armored in the legs right?

Clean Up Edit

This article, although extensively detailed, could use some extra eyes to look it over, I think it maybe time for some heavy editing. Anyone willing should mark the things they're editing first though, I don't wan to start an edit war, but some things definitely need to go. (Troper of the Wastelands 22:00, August 12, 2011 (UTC))

To think that this article shouldn't be edited just because of the complexity would be wrong. This article has some information that relies on unstated sources, this is why I'm concerned. If I'm wrong and all the information here is solid, then show me where it came from, because right now a lot of it seems like the information was pulled out of a hat. (Troper of the Wastelands 22:11, August 12, 2011 (UTC))

Generations, and the overall nature of this Article Edit

This article is split into First Generation, Second Generation, and Third Generation, but is this ever a classification used in any of the games? It seems arbitrary to classify combat armors this way especially since several of them are across games and not apparently related to one another. For instance, while Riot Gear and it's variations are armor used in combat, I don't believe it's ever implied that Riot Gear has any relation to Combat Armor. If this article is specifically about Combat Armor (the item), they and some others shouldn't be included, but if it's about armors that are used in combat by the military, that should be made more clear. As it is, there is an implied relation between of the armors due to the Generation format. Mr. Someguy (talk) 23:47, March 23, 2018 (UTC)

Overhaul complete. Mr. Someguy (talk) 07:23, April 9, 2018 (UTC)
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