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Prototype medic power armor
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DR40item HP1000
weight45value999
effects+25% Radiation Resistance
-1 Agility
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T-45d power armor and variants
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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.

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[edit] Background

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Development of power armor began in August of 2065 after the necessity for increased mobility among the units of the US Army Mechanized Cavalry led the American government's defense contractors to focus their research on the development of a man-based tank. This mad based tank ultimately became power armor.[1]

Between 2065 and 2067, research and development into power armor intensified among the different contractors involved in the project. Several prototypes were developed, but many proved to be unworkable once they were deployed in the field. While they did not produce a legitimate suit of armor, these prototypes paved the way for several major future advances in materials science, robotics, and nuclear fusion technology in the decade before the outbreak of the Great War. A break came to developers in 2076 when the first crude nuclear microfusion cell was developed and unveiled.[1][2] The new technology was soon incorporated into a wide variety of civilian consumer goods, including robots and automobiles. While it began to alleviate the terrible energy shortages plaguing the United States, it could not fully alleviate the world's energy problems before the outbreak of the Great War in 2077 made the problem irrelevant.

In 2067, the first suit of T-45d power armor was deployed for combat duty among American infantrymen fighting the Chinese occupation of Alaska.[1] While lacking the full mobility of future versions of the armor, this early suit of power armor was incredibly effective against conventional Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to allow a single infantryman to carry heavy ordinance became key in various localized conflicts during the Sino-American War, and had the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. The Chinese People's Liberation Army rushed to create its own versions, but the Chinese were many years behind the United States' work on the project. In 2074, contrary to the United States' claim of waging a defensive war that sought only to retake Alaska from the Chinese, entire mechanized infantry divisions outfitted with power armor were deployed in an American invasion of China, like the Yangtze and Gobi Campaigns, but they become bogged down during intense combat on the Chinese mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines in the Sino-American War.[1]

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.[3]

[edit] Characteristics

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Gray paragraphs are based on Van Buren and were not confirmed by primary sources The first version of power armor successfully deployed in combat was the T-45d model, which originally ran on small energy cells, burning through them at an alarming rate. In response, later versions were manufactured with built-in microfusion packs.[4]

While the T-45d armor is similar in its overall shape to the more advanced T-51b power armor, it is significantly less advanced than its later counterpart, and uses riveted steel plates instead of plastic composite materials in its construction. Various electronic and mechanical subsystems of the armor are exposed on the outside of its casing rather than sealed within as in the T-51b, making it far more susceptible to damage. In addition, a specialized body suit is required to be worn underneath the T-45d's armored shell in order to facilitate linking the armor's servos to the wearer's own motions and to make the armor more bearable because of its heat dissipation problems.

This suit of armor also has a handle on the higher part of the chestplate, which might have been used for such purposes as storing the armor on special armor racks, or carrying an injured or killed soldier back to friendly lines to prevent capture of either the armor or soldier by the enemy.

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.

[edit] Notable quotes

  • "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!"

[edit] Location

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.

[edit] Notes

  • 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.

[edit] Bugs

  • 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.

[edit] Videos

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fallout Bible 0 Timeline repair: Second strike:
    "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 thirteen 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."
  2. Fallout Bible 5 questions: "b. A quote from Summer, 2066: "Nearly thirteen years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
    Since the Great War broke out in October, 2077, I guess this would be technically true, as the the Poseidon platform (and maybe the vaults) would still be using fusion power in 2078. Assuming, of course, that's what the statement is meant to say."

    "My error. This will be fixed. I meant to say "Nearly eleven years later." Here's the correction:"
    "(BTW, a third revision of the timeline will be in some future update, just not this one.)"
    "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."
  3. Medic power armor manual
  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) Van BurenGametitle-VB.png