Lag-Bolt's combat armor

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Lag-Bolt's combat armor
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DR38Item HP500
Weight30Value400
EffectsAP +10, Big Guns +10
Repair
Combat armor and variants
QuestsThe Sorrowful Suitor
base idxx00b95f
 
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Lag-Bolt's combat armor is a unique variant of Talon combat armor found in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Combat armor

Modelled after the human silhouette and designed to provide balanced protection that does not limit mobility on the battlefield, combat armors are a diverse family of personal body armor of varying degrees of sophistication, from the earliest iterations of the armor developed by the United States Army[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[2]

The first modern type of combat armor developed by the United States Army[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[3] consisted of individual armored plates manufactured from synthetic fibers[4] attached to standard load-carrying equipment of the infantryman. The individual components included a combat helmet issued with matching goggles in hazardous environs, front and back ballistic plates, and a pair of axillary protectors. Additional forearm protectors were issued to frontline troops.[5] The lower body was protected by a pair of thigh plates, worn together with a groin and kidney protector. The shins, knees, and feet were covered by frontal plates worn over standard combat boots.[6]

The armor was typically worn in conjunction with standard Army fatigues[7] or specialized uniforms designed for it, with various solid color camouflage patterns (including Arctic white, coyote brown, and olive drab). Rank indicators were typically painted on the axillary protectors,[8] with the Army insignia and identification numbers printed on the back plate.[9][6]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This armor is a reasonable compromise between the Ranger battle armor and the tribal power armor, offering more AP than the battle armor, has 3 less AP points than the power armor (the power armor gives 15 but it's effectively 13 with the -1 Agility penalty), and more damage resistance. In addition, it is less cumbersome to wear than the tribal power armor (as power armor reduces movement speed), adds 10 points to the Big Guns skill, and repair materials for it are much easier to locate.

The actual benefits of Lag-Bolt's combat armor over the Ranger battle armor are debatable for characters wishing to maximize AP with 10 Agility, Action Boy/Girl and Ledoux's hockey mask, as the extra 5 AP allows very few weapons to get an extra shot in V.A.T.S.; the most notable weapons are the railway rifle, atomic pulverizer, and the ritual knife. For habitual jet users with 10 Agility, this armor does make a difference with all 25 AP weapons.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

It is found in La Maison Beauregard on Lag-Bolt as part of the unmarked quest The Sorrowful Suitor.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Army helmet is presented in the game as an older type of helmet, issued to uniformed troops who do not use the standard set of combat armor: Clearly visible in the tutorial segment and later on countless dead bodies throughout the Commonwealth.
  2. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.
  3. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.
  4. Visual inspection of the Army helmet in Fallout 4 shows that its material is nearly identical to modern combat helmet materials, such as the Spectra or Dyneema fibers.
  5. Only Operation Anchorage soldiers are shown wearing them, they are absent from domestic armor.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Armor appearance in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
  7. As shown in Fallout 4.
  8. US Army combat armor in Lonesome Road has the rank insignia of a Private.
  9. Ranger combat armor in Fallout 3.