Gannon family Tesla armor

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Gannon family Tesla armor
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Gannon family Tesla armor
DR/DT
25 (JS)26
Item HP400
Weight35Value8194
Class
Medium
Effects+10 Energy Weapons
+20 Radiation Resistance
Repair
Remnants power armor
Medium Armor
QuestsFor Auld Lang Syne
base id00133168
Gannon family Tesla helmet
DT6Item HP100
Weight5Value120
Effects-1 Charisma
+5 Radiation Resistance
Repair
Remnants power helmet
Headgear
QuestsFor Auld Lang Syne
base id00133169
 
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It should protect you from everything short of a Plasma caster

— Arcade Gannon

The Gannon family Tesla armor is a piece of armor in Fallout: New Vegas. It was worn by Mark Gannon before his death. It looks similar to the Remnants power armor, with the exception of several blue and orange energy capacitors located on the armor and a constant blue electrical effect. Arcade Gannon keeps the armor somewhere safe, but never wears it except during the last battle if you tell him to fight with the Remnants.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

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

The development of the first suit of advanced power armor, designated X-01, began shortly before the Great War. The first test batch of the armor, designated X-01 Mk I, was developed for Presidential bodyguards,[2] and served as the baseline for the remnants of the United States military, who developed it into a power armor tailored for the post-War wasteland.[3][4] It represented a radical, new approach to designing powered armor, eschewing traditional armor design philosophies,[5] but was never deployed in larger quantities until the 23rd century. Work on the model was restarted by the Enclave in 2198, although it wasn't until 2215 that the research efforts began in earnest under Presidential mandate, with the first production model created in 2220.[5]

The X-01 advanced powered infantry combat armor is designed for a single human operator, provided with the comfort and protection of a next-generation suit of armor. While the T-51 power armor relied on a lightweight poly-laminate composite shell for protection, the advanced model uses lightweight metal alloys as basis, reinforced with ceramic castings at key points. The resulting space savings allowed for reducing the armor's profile without compromising protection. Classic power armor pauldrons were retired in favor of a hump that encloses the operator's head, significantly reducing the chance of enemy fire damaging the vital areas surrounding the head. Perhaps the most noticeable change was a completely new helmet assembly. The unusal, insect-like design features a pair of polarized eyepieces in place of the usual vision slit, providing superior battlefield awareness. Its angled surfaces also help maximize the chance of outright deflecting projectiles and incoming fire.[6]

The basic hydraulics system and servo-motors that provide the operator with enhanced strength are also high quality models, with improved performance as opposed to the original T-51b.[6] Additional features include an auto-gyro and the ability to lock them in position, allowing the suit to be stored upright (or the operator to take a nap while on guard duty),[7] an air conditioning system for comfort,[8] a radio headset[9], and an urine-recycling system carried over from the T-51b, allowing the operator to survive for weeks without water.[10]

The combination of superior protection, mobility, and strength gave the Enclave a considerable advantage over wastelanders. Enclave's insignia was proudly worn on the breastplates of armors,[11] while rank indicators were typically placed on the arms of the suit.[12] However, while it was considerably powerful, it was not invincible. The Enclave's confidence in its technological superiority allowed the Chosen One to infiltrate Control station Enclave without problem thanks to the assumption that only Enclave troops would wear these suits. More importantly, the garrison at Navarro was defeated by New California Republic troops using conventional weapons and armor, thanks to superior numbers and tactics.[13]

Despite their defeat at Control station Enclave, the Enclave remnants would rally on the East Coast, at Raven Rock and Adams Air Force Base,[14]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Compared to the Remnants power armor, it has 4 less DT for the entire armor set and gives no Strength bonus, but has +10 bonus to Energy Weapons and +20 Radiation Resistance. Compared to the cut Remnants Tesla armor, it has just 1 more DT. Additionally, the armor weighs 10 units less than other Remnants armor, with a total weight of 35.

The Gannon family Tesla armor is classified as medium armor, unlike the Remnants power armor and Remnants Tesla armor which are both classified as heavy. This can be extremely beneficial in conjunction with the Jury Rigging perk, allowing this armor to be repaired with any medium-weight apparel.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name DT WG Durability Value Armor class Effects
Remnants power armor 28 45 400 6495 Heavy armor +1STR
+15 Rad resistance
Gannon family Tesla armor 26 35 400 8194 Medium armor +10 Energy Weapons
+20 Rad resistance

Locations[edit | edit source]

You can obtain this armor by completing For Auld Lang Syne and convincing Arcade to stay with the remnants for the fight, and also convince the rest to fight for the NCR, then when you are leaving the Remnants Bunker and go outside he will show up and will be wearing the Gannon family Tesla armor, at which point you can kill him and loot it off his body, you can also kill him at Hoover Dam and take it off his corpse.

If you convince Arcade to go back and stay with the Followers, rather than fight with the Remnants, he will leave for a while, and appear after you leave the Remnants bunker and give the Gannon family Telsa armor to you. (Note that there is an 80 speech check if you try to convince him to do something that contradicts the answers you gave during For Auld Lang Syne.)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Though the metal parts of the armor are "invisible" while using a Stealth Boy, the electrical diodes and fan on the armor, as well as the light produced by the armor, are still shown.
  • This armor is the lightest form of power armor in the game.
  • This armor is the most protective piece of medium armor in Fallout: New Vegas.
  • The helmet is very cheap when compared to the actual armor itself.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png patch #2. After completing For Auld Lang Syne. The dialogue option never came up to obtain the Gannon family Tesla armor.(I got it to work after re-doing the 5 conversations with Arcade, and choosing a different answer). It does not matter if you kill Orion Moreno or not. If the player releases Arcade Gannon and tells him to leave, he can no longer be recruited back, and Arcade will possibly be located in the Lucky 38. If you manage to find him, he can be killed and the Gannon Family Telsa Armor can be looted from his dead corpse.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png After completing For Auld Lang Syne. Gannon asks the player for advice, but the dialogue option to answer does not come up. Afterward, the player is unable to open his control wheel, simply skipping to the dialogue tree when selected. This issue can be fixed by sending him back to the followers and recruiting him again, but he still will not discuss his future or give the player his armor.

References

  1. The Courier: "Thanks, I guess."
    Arcade Gannon: "I have to admit, I did not expect that sort of response. This is one of the last surviving suits of original-issue Tesla armor from Navarro and it was worn by my father but... yeah I guess it's no big deal. Good luck at Hoover Dam. I'll uh... be going now, I guess."
    (Arcade Gannon's dialogue)
  2. X-01 Mk I power armor description: "They guys who protected the President wore this. It's THAT good."
  3. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The X-01 series of Power Armor was specially engineered and employed by remnants of the U.S. military after the Great War, and offers increased protection over the older, pre-war models."
  4. X-01 Mk IV power armor: "Advanced post-war power armor, for a post-apocalyptic world."
  5. 5.0 5.1 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."
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fallout 2 Item description: "{34800}{}{Advanced Power Armor}
    {34801}{}{This powered armor is composed of lightweight metal alloys, reinforced with ceramic castings at key points. The motion-assist servo-motors appear to be high quality models as well.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  7. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.215: Tip
    "To make time pass more quickly, just access your Pip-Boy, set the alarm, and rest for six hours. The Sarge won't mind if you take a little snooze. Besides, inside your Power Armor, no one can tell that your eyes are closed. Just make sure you power up the auto-gyro and lock the suit's knees in position before you catch any Zs."
  8. Formspring
  9. Enclave soldier: "{151}{}{Awright, who's smacking gum into the headset?}"
    (QCGENGRD.MSG)
  10. Wright child: "{191}{}{How do you go pee-pee in that thing?}"
    The Chosen One: "{459}{}{Heh-heh. Actually, I just urinate in the armor, and it recycles everything. Isn't that interesting? Do you know what 'recycling' means, little one?}"
    (NcWriChi.msg)
  11. Enclave soldier: "{102}{}{You see someone wearing power armor of an unusual design. There is an insignia on the breastplate that you are unfamiliar with.}"
    (Ccgrdpa.msg)
  12. Granite: "{102}{}{You see a trooper with sergeant's chevrons on his shoulder.}"
    (QCGRANIT.MSG)
  13. Game events.
  14. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.41: "The Enclave
    In the recent past, the Enclave—the remains of the United States government—were evacuated to an oil rig off the coast of California. Little is known about what happened to these forces, although the country has a new commander-in-chief: President John Henry Eden. However, recent reports and chatter have pinpointed the resurgence of the Enclave, with their base centered on a secure underground facility known as Raven Rock. Initial contact was made there 35 years ago.
    During this time, the new President Eden has been slowly rebuilding his resources, thanks in part to the technology already available at the Raven Rock military base. Vertibirds, weapons, and robots were easy to construct, but human followers were more difficult to find. The answer was to rely on Colonel Autumn, who controls the Enclave soldier forces, as well as creating a propaganda-spewing series of Eyebots sent to roam the Wasteland, spreading hope. Eden could spout his pro-government rhetoric, and promise a return of the pre-war America of legend: a land of white picket fences, baseball, apple pie, and good, old-fashioned American global supremacy.
    President Eden's secretive plan all along has been to rule over an America of the "pure," free from any mutation. He has learned of a ridiculously ambitious experiment known as Project Purity, and knew the time to strike had come: His Enclave forces would "reclaim" the Jefferson Memorial. By controlling the purified water, Eden would control the Capital Wasteland, and the rest of the country eventually. What better way to administer modified F.E.V.- which kills anyone infected with any form of mutation-than through the water supply?"
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)