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Fallout 3Raider badlands armor
Raider blastmaster armor
Raider painspike armor
Raider sadist armor
Raider arclight helmet
Raider blastmaster helmet
Raider psycho-tic helmet
Raider wastehound helmet
Boogeyman's hood
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The PittRaider commando armor
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Raider iconoclast armor
Raider ordinance armor
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Raider paingiver armor
Raider throwdown armor
Metal Master armor
Supervisor helmet
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Raider blastmaster armor
Raider painspike armor
Raider sadist armor
Raider arclight helmet
Raider arclight helmet
Raider blastmaster helmet
Raider psycho-tic helmet
Tribal raiding armor
Fallout TacticsRaider armor
Vandal armor
Fallout 4Raider armor
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Raider armor is a name that refers to various types of armor worn by raiders.

Note that some raiders, like the Khans, wear typical leather armor and other regular types of armor. This article covers types of armor that are worn only (or mostly) by raiders.

VariantsEdit

Body armorEdit

Raider badlands armorEdit

Raider Armor
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

A bandolier is draped across the front of the top of a pair of tan overalls and on the left knee there appears to be some sort of colander being used as a knee pad. The outfit also includes shorts made from either leather or some variety of canvas-like material. A screwdriver is secured near one boot, presumably to be used as a makeshift boot knife, despite the fact its only function is for aesthetic value. It's also feasible that it is the screwdriver used by the player when picking a lock.

Raider blastmaster armorEdit

Raider Blastmaster Armor
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

It appears to employ a tire of some kind as the shoulder pad and has a pair of roman sandals as footwear. Around the waist appears to be a mattress or quilt for a bed, and the back of it is a bit burnt. If you look on the right forearm there is the Arclight Helmet nailed into the leathery sleeve, perhaps used as guard, and the shins are possibly the remainder of baseball shin guards.

Raider sadist armorEdit

Raider Sadist Armor
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

Two severed hands are on the waist of the armor. It appears to be made out of stiff leather, and lacks any sort of shirt.

Raider painspike armorEdit

Raider Painspike Armor
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

If you pay close attention to an opponent using melee or unarmed attacks, their health will go down slightly with every hit, implying that the spikes on the armor hurt them when they attack despite not being in a suitable position to damage an attacker.

Raider commando armorEdit

Raider Commando Armor
Gameplay article: The Pitt

This armor appears to be a trimmed down leather armor.

Raider iconoclast armorEdit

Raider iconoclast armor
Gameplay article: The Pitt

This armor appears to be a flame retardant mining suit armored with several patches and a shoulder strap.

Raider ordinance armorEdit

Raider Ordinance Armor
Gameplay article: The Pitt

The breast cups on the female model of this armor appear to be hollowed out mini nukes, while the male variant has the back end of the mini nuke tied over their chest.

Raider paingiver armorEdit

Raider Paingiver Armor
Gameplay article: The Pitt

A very light armor that protects mostly the legs of its wearer.

Raider throwdown armorEdit

Raider Throwdown Armor
Gameplay article: The Pitt

This armor appears to be a trimmed down metal armor.

Raider armor (Fallout Tactics)Edit

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RaiderArmorTactics
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

Rough leather panels held together with wire and string.

Vandal armorEdit

VandalArmorTactics
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

Better version of the raider armor containing metal plates covered with leather.

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Raider armor (Fallout 4)Edit

Raider chest piece
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

Improvised armor of welded metal plating, pipes and bars. Comes in three types: Default, Sturdy and Heavy, with five parts each, as well as a variant version for modded armor, usually worn over a Harness, Raider leathers, Road leathers or Long johns.

Raider power armorEdit

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Gameplay article: Fallout 4

Modified version of a power armor with scrap metal on a power armor frame instead of the standard armor parts.

HelmetsEdit

Raider arclight helmetEdit

Raider Arclight Helmet
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

The raider arclight helmet resembles a welding mask. Interestingly, this item does flatten the character's hair as if they were wearing a normal helmet.

Raider blastmaster helmetEdit

Raider Blastmaster Helmet
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

The raider blastmaster helmet is the headwear component of Raider Blastmaster Armor, comprised of a fireman's helmet worn on top of a gas mask and possibly a fire-retardant covering.

Raider wastehound helmetEdit

Raider Wastehound Helmet
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

The Raider Wastehound Helmet appears to be constructed of several pieces of heavy burlap crudely stitched together. It also includes eye protection and tufts of hair. There are some visual differences between gender versions of the item, as the female version's hair patches go in a straight line down the middle of the skull, similar to a mohawk, whereas the male version consists of three tufts; two on the sides and one on top.

Raider psycho-tic helmetEdit

Raider Psycho-Tic Helmet
Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

The raider psycho-tic helmet could be described as a leather skull cap with goggles and handlebars jutting out of the sides of the head.

Supervisor helmetEdit

Supervisor Helmet
Gameplay article: The Pitt

Assault gas maskEdit

Assault gas mask
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

A hooded gas mask worn by various raiders in The Commonwealth.

Gas mask (Fallout 4)Edit

Fo4 gas mask
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

A gas mask worn by various raiders in The Commonwealth and occassionally sold by vendors.

Gas mask with gogglesEdit

Gas mask with goggles
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

A gas mask worn by various raiders in The Commonwealth and occassionally sold by vendors.

Sack hoodEdit

Sack hood
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

A burlap sack with eye holes.

Sack hood with hosesEdit

Sack hood with hoses
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

A burlap sack with eyeholes and hoses threaded through it.

Sack hood with strapsEdit

Sack hood with straps
Gameplay article: Fallout 4

A burlap sack hood with a single glass viewing lens and leather straps which hold a hose in place on the head.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the movie Mad Max 3, Max is hired by Auntie Entity (played by Tina Turner) to "take care of" the sub-chief Masterblaster. As an obvious nod, these armors strongly resemble that worn by various "less scrupulous" characters in the Mad Max trilogy.

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