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Prototype medic power armor
Fallout 3 Army Power Armour.png
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DR40Item HP1000
Effects+25% Radiation Resistance
-1 Agility
T-45d power armor and variants
base id0007836e
Dialogue FilePrototype medic power armor's dialogue

Gear up soldier!

— Prototype medic power armor

The MP-47/A prototype medic power armor is a United States Army variant of T-45d power armor. It was designed to administer medical attention to the user as necessary during combat.

Background[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from T-45 power armor. To modify, please edit the source page.

The T-45 powered combat infantry armor was the first design pressed into service in the Sino-American War,[1] with its first deployments taking place on the Alaskan Front to counter the Chinese offensive. The speed at which it had to be deployed, less than two years after the development of power armor began, resulted in the creation of a stop-gap model utilizing existing technologies and manufacturing techniques. This temporary solution would eventually become the mainstay of American power armor units, especially as subsequent upgrades reduced the impact of the mobility problems that plagued the early production runs.[2][3] Gray paragraphs are based on Van Buren and were not confirmed by primary sources The most important was the implementation of back-mounted fusion packs, rather than relying on the limited supply of small energy cells, consumed by the armor at an alarming rate.[4]

The T-45 model D (its most popular variant) is designed for a single operator and is patterned closely after the human silhouette. It consists of three layers. The first is a black body suit worn by the operator for comfort, insulation, and protection from injuries that may be sustained during the armor's operation. The second layer of the armor is part of the power armor proper. Commonly referred to as recon armor when used on its own, it is a full body suit made of thick, processed fabric with integrated metal plating that serves as a platform for attaching the armor and on-board hardware.[5] The recon armor is, in effect, the underlying chassis of the T-45d power armor model. Its attachment points and power cell plug at the nape of the neck are essential for the operation of the full T-45d power armor, as the third layer consists of the armor, the fusion power cell, as well as the hydraulics and servomotors that allow the operator to carry heavy ordnance into combat and bear the weight of the armor. The helmet completes the third layer and includes an air filtration system, a bullet-proof vision slit,[6] an electric lamp, and external ports that allow the operator to listen to his surroundings and double as attachments points for extensions. The standard upgrade is a drop-down ocular.[7][8]

The ability to operate crew-served weapons and heavy ordnance alone is one of the key advantages offered by the T-45d power armor. Although the T-45d (and indeed, no power armor to date) had no built-in weapons, the operator could use any kind of weapon that could be fired by an infantryman.[3] Protection came in second. The use of steel plating offered a considerable advantage against most small arms and used existing technologies and materials, allowing the U.S. to quickly manufacture and deploy T-45d suits.[7] However, the armor had its limits and as the war with China dragged on, it became insufficient in both the ability to deploy firepower and protect the operator. However, as the T-51b power armor model did not arrive until 2076, the T-45d became the workhorse of the American military and a test-bed for related technologies.[3]

Following the Great War, the T-45d power armor became a rare sight and a powerful asset for anyone who can procure such a suit. The principal operator of the armor is the Brotherhood of Steel and its children chapters, with the largest known numbers being utilized by the rogue Lyons' Brotherhood of Steel and the loyalist Outcasts. In general, off-duty troops and trainees prefer to wear the armor without the armored layer, allowing them to quickly deploy when needed, but without the encumbrance of full power armor.

The MP-47/A model of T-45d power armor was designed to merge field medics and foot soldiers into a single entity, and was planned as an automatic medical supply dispenser, meaning troops would not have to be evacuated for medical treatment. The production model was designed to administer stimpaks and other injectable substances, but as the prototype, this model only delivers Med-X. An on board computer system with verbal feedback response systems has been installed inside the armor, making it so easy to operate, "even a child" could use it. The armor is programmed to automatically detect limb condition; if it is less than optimal, the suit auto-injects Med-X into the soldier. Had the defense contract been extended for this armor, the producer would have enhanced the on board computer to provide command information to field officers, as well include a "self-destruct" system to inject a lethal chemical cocktail into deserters.[9]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The prototype medic power armor has the ability to administer Med-X, which it will do if the player's health drops below 33%, if a limb's health drops below 25%, or if both of these conditions are met Med-X will be dispensed every 2.5 (in-game) hours. Unlike standard Med-X injections, this process carries no risk of addiction. However, it does draw from the player's supply of Med-X, and thus the feature is useless if the player has none. Its outward appearance is nearly identical to T-45d power armor series.

In addition to the Med-X dispensing system, the armor features an on board voice that resembles Mister Gutsy in terms of sound and personality. The voice, similar to a follower, will sound alerts if it detects an enemy presence.

As noted in the accompanying manual, the prototype version of the suit lacks the ability to dispense anything other than Med-X, whereas the completed version (which doesn't exist in Fallout 3) would have had a wider range of features, such as deploying stimpaks.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Listen up you God-damned puke! You are now wearing prototype medic power armor. You take care of me, and I'll take care of you!"
  • "Take some Vitamin-M and Get back in the fight you pansy!"
  • "You're a soldier, not a civie! Have some juice and suck it up!"
  • "Let'em eat lead!"
  • "Time to kick some ass!"

Location[edit | edit source]

The armor is found on a dead Brotherhood Initiate inside the Old Olney Sewer, stuck in a culvert with a wastelander and mercenary; also dead. Enter through either of the entrances to the sewer, and make your way to the narrow hallway. The door leading to the room is located on the outward side of the hallway, the entrance is usually guarded by a deathclaw.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This item was supposed to be located in the Experimental Chamber of Fort Constantine.[10]
  • Med-X administered by the suit is registered differently from Med-X that is administered normally. If you look at the effects page in your Pip-Boy 3000, it will read "suit Med-X - Ignore Neg Eff +1, Dam. Res. +25." The extra effect of the suit's Med-X ("ignore neg eff +1") negates the effects of crippled limbs (i.e. if you get a crippled leg, the suit's Med-X will prevent you from limping). You can also co-administer Med-X the normal way, which will be listed separately (but concurrently) as "Med-X - dam. res. +25," This allows one to receive a total of +50 damage resistance from Med-X.
  • This Armor has the U.S. Armed Forces insignia instead of the Brotherhood of Steel's, unlike normal power armor.
  • The T-51b power armor cannot be repaired by this armor. This armor, however, can be used to repair the T-45d power armor.
  • This armor can be very helpful in battle as it will always shout out phrases such as "Let'em eat lead!", alerting you of any danger. In some cases, its Perception may be better than your own, and it can spot enemies coming from any direction.
  • Despite its unique technological value, the armor cannot be given to the Brotherhood Outcasts.
  • If you talk to one of the BOS at the Citadel, they will say how they did not send anyone in to retrieve the armor because of the surrounding deathclaws.
  • The talking effect has a detrimental effect on your sneaking ability allowing an enemy to discover your location without you moving.
  • Even though the user manual for the armor asserts that "even a child could use it", the player must still be trained in the use of power armor to make use of the suit.
  • In the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues, the stealth suit Mk II dispenses stimpaks and Med-X, essentially making it an updated cross between the Chinese stealth armor and the prototype medic power armor.
  • In New Vegas, this armor remains in the game files however, equipping the armor will no longer alert you.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The armor may disappear if you enter the sewers but do not collect the armor while inside for the first time. Why this happens is unknown. The conditions vary.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If the PMPA is broken, attempting to equip it and then exiting Pip-Boy still initializes aforementioned quote regarding equipping the armor.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png The armor may also disappear if the trap door is triggered and you do not enter the sewer. The armor may not spawn when coming to Old Olney a second time to explore the sewers.
  • PCIcon pc.png Sometimes the body that holds the armor might become invisible. This can be fixed if the player stumbles across his body.

Videos[edit | edit source]


  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "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."
  2. Fallout Shelter item description: "Deployed pre-War against Chinese tanks. That's right – tanks."
    (T-45d power armor (Fallout Shelter))
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fallout Bible 0:
    "2055 The West Tek Research Facility starts working on a new virus to kill the New Plague. Their viral research and close ties to the federal government eventually lead to them being chosen for the Pan-Immunity Virion Project twenty years later as well as Power Infantry Armor and laser research.
    2065 August Increasing need for mobility in the United States mechanized cavalry leads the military to focus the efforts on creating a man-based tank - essentially, a two-legged walking armored unit: Power Armor.
    2065-2067 Power Armor research grows and several prototypes are developed, many of which prove to be unworkable in the field. These prototypes pave the way for future advances in military, construction, and fusion technology.
    2066 Summer Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power.
    2067 The first suit of Power Armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this Power Armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordinance becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States.
    2074 Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Reds, American Power Armor units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China, but they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines.
    2076 June Power Armor prototype completed, resulting in the Power Armor players find in Fallout 1. This is the pinnacle of Power Armor technology before the Great War. Many of these units are sent to China, and they begin to carve a swath through the Chinese forces. The Chinese resources are strained to the breaking point, and the supply lines from the nations China has annexed begin to break down.
    2077 January 22 The first domestic use of Power Armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons.
    2198 Enclave works on various new technologies, including Power Armor variations. None of these are much of an improvement over the conventional old school Power Armor, and some are actually worse.
    2215 Under Presidential Order, Enclave scientists begin to work on an upgraded version of Power Armor. Many prototypes are developed and tested.
    2220 October Enclave scientists develop a reliable version of the Mark II Power Armor. The prototype results (and accidents... and explosions... and deaths) are classified by order of the President Richardson for the sake of morale."
  4. Van BurenGametitle-VB.png 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)
  5. Owyn Lyons: "Scribe Bowditch, I trust you are well. I'm here for your progress report on the modified Recon Armor."
    Bowditch: "Ah... you're a bit early today, sir. Regardless, I'm happy to report that the development of the Mark II Recon Armor unit is proceeding as planned."
    Owyn Lyons: "I'm pleased to hear that. Do you anticipate any setbacks? Last month's progress was, well... let's call it "underwhelming.""
    Bowditch: "There may be a slight delay in the enhancement of the ambulatory gyroscope. A few of the parts I need were lost in the recent... inventory reduction."
    Owyn Lyons: "You'll make do, Bowditch. You always do."
    Bowditch: "Thank you, sir. I appreciate it."
    (Owyn Lyons' and Bowditch's dialogue)
  6. 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)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Armor appearance in the games.
  8. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 200: "Which Power Armor will you choose?
    The full suit of Power Armor has more damage absorption, but less mobility.
    The Recon Power Armor is light armor, with extra speed and agility."
  9. Medic power armor manual
  10. Armor R&D Terminal