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Vault 34 security armor
|For an overview of various vault jumpsuits in the Fallout series of games, see vault jumpsuit.|
Vault 34 security armor
Vault 34 security helmet
Background[edit | edit source]
A rugged jumpsuit variant designed for heavy use among Vault-Tec machinery and infrastructure. Rather than extruded rubber, the suit uses a combination of denim - a quintessentially American material - and natural leather, combined to create a particularly rugged piece of equipment. The suit is less form fitting than other jumpsuit variants, but provides a good deal of comfort. Like other versions, it's a single-piece uniform, with a zipper down the front, leather armguards, and spacious pockets on the waist and thighs. Reinforced elbows and knees give it extra durability under heavy use, with the interface port over the left breast used for a variety of purposes. Depending on the job assignment, the jumpsuit is designed to accommodate a variety of belts, including simple leather bands for children, rugged multi-purpose belts for general use, and specialized equipment for utility, lab, and security work.
Vault security wear the base jumpsuit together with a black stab-proof vest, a radio, and a hard shell helmet with a hinged opaque visor (departing from the Vault 101 helmets), excellent for crowd control in confined spaces.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Compared to the Vault 101 armor, the Vault 34 security armor is far more suited for use as regular bodyarmor, especially in the gun-heavy environment of Vault 34. It boasts a damage threshold of 16, one point more than combat armor, while weighing just 15 points, half the weight of combat armor. It's classified as light armor, and is the second-best armor in its class, tied with Sierra Madre armor and behind Sierra Madre armor, reinforced. Both of these are found in Dead Money.
The sole drawback of the security armor is its condition. It has just a quarter of combat armor's hit points (100 vs. 400) and will require repairs using combat armor or any medium armor with Jury Rigging. Fortunately, its low health is offset by its low value, allowing it to be repaired on the cheap by merchants.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Vault 34: Found on top of tables and desks in the armory and at security checkpoints. Although ghoulified officers wear this armor, it's cosmetic only and they do not drop spare suits.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Security armor concept art by Adam Adamowicz
- The Courier: "Sarah, stop right there. Do you actually have any vault gear?"
Sarah Weintraub: "Okay, I do, but who wants a lame sensor module, or a nitrogen canister, anyway? All the popular stuff has been sold - especially the vault suits. I need to find more because people buy them like hot cakes."
(Sarah Weintraub's dialogue)
- Vault 21 terminals; Vault 21 Guest Terminal, Gift Catalogue
- Vault 21 terminals; Vault 21 Reception Terminal and Sarah's Terminal, Our Influential Friends.
- Different types of belts on the jumpsuits.
- Conceptual Design: "The Vault Suit
Designing, or redesigning the vault suit meant adhering to canon, and updating the textures and tactile feel for the detail we can achieve now in games. I opted for a more durable denim like material, something quintessentially American and, suited to carrying out vault tasks involving heavy machinery and crawling through metal pipes.
Overall, the vault suit seems to represent an Everyman/Everywoman uniform of conformity, and a blank canvas for accessorizing once the wearer had escaped into the harsh environment of the wasteland. Preserving the retro 50’s flavor seemed to support this, and I wanted the suit to feel at home in a classic 50’s sci-fi film like Forbidden Planet. The reinforced elbows and knees seemed to introduce a bit of that flair to the otherwise oppressively Orwellian environment."