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For the Fallout: New Vegas armor, see NCR Ranger combat armor.
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Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

HERMES Armor, (HERMES Project) developed by a division of Poseidon Energy working in conjunction with the Department of Defense, was intended to be the next generation of combat armor used by elite light infantry troops.[1] In theory, it was to offer all of the protection of power armor without the cumbersome weight or strength enhancements.[2]

Hermes in the Greek mythology is the messenger of the Gods of Olympus who always traveled fast and light, hence the reference on the armor's name.

Background[edit | edit source]

HERMES Armor never moved out of the prototype phase because members of the American shadow government, the Enclave, tried to keep its development secret.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

  • Item type: advanced armor,
  • Item complement: HERMES helmet,
  • Item requirements:
    • 180 mechanics
    • 110 science
    • 5 pieces of Advanced Polycarbon
    • 14 pieces of Boron Carbide
    • 20 pieces of Advanced Polythylene
    • 124 hours (5 days, 4 hours).

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The NCR Ranger combat armor in Fallout: New Vegas is depicted in official artwork as having 'H3RM35' stamped onto the radio receiver built into the helmet.


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