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For an overview of recon armor in the Fallout series of games, see Recon armor.

Recon armor and recon armor helmet are an armor set in Fallout: New Vegas.


Intended to serve as the under-armor of the T-45d power armor, the recon armor is a vacuum-sealed asbestos jumpsuit covering the entire body. Attached to it is the interface and mounts for the T-45d power armor. Its purpose is twofold - it allows the user to actually operate the armor and protect soft tissue from moving parts inside the suit and heat. Unlike the under-armor for the t-51b power armor models, this one is also designed to offer limited protection from anti-personnel weapons.


This armor is identical in appearance to the recon armor available in Fallout 3, though with a much higher value. It provides a damage threshold of 17 (Same as Combat armor, reinforced) as well as a bonus of +5 to Sneak and can be repaired with other suits of recon armor, or can also be repaired with NCR trooper armor or any combat armor with the Jury Rigging perk.




  • Although this armor is intended to be an "undercoat" for power armor, you cannot wear recon and power armor at the same time.
  • In the Pip-boy status tab, under EFF, the armor is called "Initiate Armor."