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Tesla armor is a name given to various kinds of armor designed to protect against directed energy attacks. They were constructed from plans left behind by Nikola Tesla that were confiscated by the US government after his death.
Unlike the basic metal armor it strongly resembles, this armor is an actual pre-War military design. Its three Tesla Attraction Coils disperse a large percent of directed attacks. However, since its protection against conventional firearms is comparable to the post-War metal armor, it was not widely employed by the United States military, although some suits made their way to National Guard depots and from there to the wastes.
This version was possibly a prototype during this period before the complete destruction of Navarro by the New California Republic. Similar to the Enclave Tesla armor from Fallout 3, the Remnants Tesla armor has multiple energy capacitors on the shoulders, presumably channeling energy towards weapons that utilize that energy. The Gannon family Tesla armor is the only set that remain in 2281.
This armor is a variant of the Enclave's post-War advanced power armor mk II jury-rigged with a Tesla device that is capable of dispersing a large percentage of the damage done by directed-energy attacks. It is unrelated to the original Tesla armor. (This suit of power armor can be obtained in Fallout: New Vegas with console commands)
Midwestern Brotherhood Tesla armor[edit | edit source]
This version was likely designed after the Great War by the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel, based on the pre-War model. The main difference is that its Tesla Attraction Coils are not in the form of protruding rods, like in the earlier variant.
The Vault-Tec Tesla armor developed in the Secret Vault is different from other pre-War or post-War variants. It appears to be a bit similar to Tesla power armor. They are the two tesla coils on the shoulders for dispersing a large percentage of directed energy attacks.
The cancelled Fallout d20 included an illustration depicting an advertisement for the Tesla armor. Even though it is supposed to be a pre-War ad, the armor has a Brotherhood of Steel logo on the chest.
|Normal armor||Light armor||Advanced radiation suit · All-purpose science suit · Assassin suit · Chinese stealth armor · Joshua Graham's armor · Leather armor (Lightweight leather armor, Gecko-backed leather armor) · Leather armor, reinforced (Gecko-backed leather armor, reinforced) · Marked scout armor · Radiation suit · Raider armor (Tribal raiding armor) · Space suit|
|Medium armor||Combat armor (Combat armor, reinforced, Combat armor, reinforced mark 2, US Army combat armor, Van Graff combat armor) · Desert Ranger combat armor · Lightweight metal armor · Marked patrol armor · Papa Khan Armor · Recon armor (Broken recon armor, Christine's COS recon armor) · Riot gear (Advanced riot gear, Elite riot gear) · Sierra Madre armor (Sierra Madre armor, reinforced) · Stealth suit Mk II|
|Heavy armor||Armor of the 87th Tribe · Marked tribal armor · Metal armor (Apocalypse gladiator armor, Gecko-backed metal armor) · Metal armor, reinforced (Gecko-backed metal armor, reinforced)|
All are considered heavy armor
|Broken power armor · Remnants power armor (Gannon family Tesla armor, Remnants Tesla armor) · T-45d power armor (Brotherhood T-45d power armor, Scorched Sierra power armor) · T-51b power armor (Brotherhood T-51b power armor)|
|Headwear||Bandana · Beret (Boone's beret · 1st Recon beret) · Boomers cap · Boomers hat · Boomers helmet · Breathing mask (Ulysses' mask) · Caleb McCaffery's hat · Cattleman cowboy hat · Centurion helmet · Chalk's headdress · Combat helmet · Construction hat · Desperado cowboy hat · Destroyed collar · Destroyed party hat · Explosive collar · Fiend helmet (Fiend battle helmet, Fiend warrior helmet, Motor-Runner's helmet) · Gannon family Tesla helmet · General Oliver's hat · Great Khan spike helmet ·Hockey mask · Jessup's bandana · Legate helmet (Marked beast eyes helmet, Marked beast face helmet, Marked beast helmet, Marked beast tribal helmet) · Metal helmet (Metal helmet, reinforced) · Old cowboy hat · Park Ranger hat · Party hat · Pre-War baseball cap · Pre-war hat · Rattan cowboy hat · Rawhide cowboy hat · Riot Gear Helmet (Ranger helmet, Desert Ranger Combat Helmet, Advanced Riot Gear Helmet, Elite Riot Gear Helmet) · Prime helmet · Prime decanus helmet · Raider helmet · Ranger hat · Rebreather · Remnants Power Helmet · Salt-Upon-Wounds' helmet · Salvaged power helmet · Slave scarf · Starlet wig · Sheriff's hat · Suave gambler hat · T-45d power helmet · T-51b power helmet · Trooper helmet (Goggles helmet, MP trooper helmet) · Tuxedo hat · Vance's lucky hat · Vexillarius helmet · Vikki's bonnet · Welding helmet · White Glove Society mask · White mask|
|Eyewear||Authority glasses · Biker goggles · Dr. Klein's glasses · Dr. Mobius' glasses · Eyeglasses · Lucky Shades · Reading glasses · Sunglasses · Tortiseshell glasses|