|For more background information about the T-51b and its appearances in other games, see T-51b power armor. For an overview of various models of power armor in the Fallout series of games, see Power armor.|“
A self-contained suit of advanced technology armor. Powered by a micro-fusion reactor, with enough fuel to last a hundred years.
”— Fallout 2 In-game description
T-51b powered Infantry armor or power armor represented the peak of armored infantry technology before the Great War. Now, only the most technologically advanced factions with ties to the pre-Great War American military or federal government, such as the Brotherhood of Steel or the Enclave, have access to this type of Power Armor.
The T-51b was developed in the laboratories of the West Tek Research Facility. At the end of the Anchorage Reclamation in Janury 2077, the armor had become standard issue for American soldiers in the Army's Mechanized Cavalry Regiments.
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NOTE: The third method is the evil one. After the first lockpick attempt all nearby Brotherhood members become hostile. Senior Paladins and Senior Scribes do not come out the storeroom, so the second attempt is impossible (when player comes to the door, battle starts).
- You can find the initiate in the Oldtown section of the Hub. He will be located in the building directly below the entry point. You can free him by killing the men guarding him.
- Will require a Repair skill of at least 48.
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A United States soldier in Power Armor
US soldier executing a Canadian freedom fighter
US soldier executing a Canadian freedom fighter in the game's intro
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Tribal with a broken T-51b helmet