Ripper

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The Ripper is a pre-War brand of hand-held chainsaws, developed as a portable engineering tool for commercial and military uses.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Ripper is a small, handheld, militarized chainsaw that saw extensive use in the armed conflicts before the Great War,[1] with a commercial-grade, scaled-down version made available for the general market.[2]

Models[edit | edit source]

Ripper™ Vibroblade[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay articles:

The Ripper vibroblade is a scaled-down, hand-held power tool charged from small energy cells.[3]

Military Ripper[edit | edit source]

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A hand-held, militarized chainsaw, popular with Army units requiring a compact engineering tool for cutting. Just what material is intended to be cut with the weapon remains open to debate. Two distinct models exist: A battery-powered variant with distinct teeth and pressurized gas-powered version using a chain.[4] A commercial-grade, scaled-down version was also made available for the general market.[5]

Industrial Ripper[edit | edit source]

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A portable, industrial-grade vibroblade in yellow and black made by Stihl, this Ripper model featured a safety catch and a heavy duty non-slip grip of black rubber, made to ensure the weapon does not slip from the operator's hand.

Monster Ripper[edit | edit source]

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Gray paragraphs are based on Fallout:Brotherhood of Steel and were not confirmed by primary sources A larger, two-handed version of the Ripper, resembling an enormous claymore sword. Like the small teeth Ripper, it requires no recharging and can be superheated to increase damage.

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References

  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The Ripper is a small, handheld, militarized chainsaw that saw extensive use in the armed conflicts before the Great War."
  2. Rippers in Fallout and Fallout 2.
  3. Fallout Official Survival Guide p.113: "Ripper: A vibroblade knife. Think of it as a knife-sized chainsaw."
  4. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The Ripper is a small, handheld, militarized chainsaw that saw extensive use in the armed conflicts before the Great War."
  5. Rippers in Fallout and Fallout 2.
  6. Fallout demo item description: "{11600}{}{Vibro Blade}"