Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual (Fallout: New Vegas)

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Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual
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Icon Chinese Army SOP Manual.png
Effects+3 Sneak
(+4 with Comprehension)
Base ID00034045

Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


A book given to Chinese spies and infiltrators in America sometime before and during the great war. The book provides practical information on infiltrating American society and bypassing enemy defenses.

Reading this book permanently increases the player's Sneak skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension). The Lone Wanderer and the Courier can read it even though it seems to be written in Chinese.


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player.

1 Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual
Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.


Closest map markerLocation description
Camp SearchlightIn the East Chapel, down in the gecko-filled basement, on the floor at the foot of some metal shelves.
GoodspringsIn the Goodsprings Home inhabited by Trudy and Sunny Smiles, East from the Schoolhouse, on a bookshelf. (Must be stolen unless the Run Goodsprings Run quest has been completed).
NCR Sharecropper FarmsOn some papers, by the corner desk inside the Sharecropper Barracks near the four water towers in the northeast corner of the fenced in area. (Must be stolen)
Puesta del Sol Switching Station Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM.pngIn the eastern most room of the switching station there is a huge machine on the south side of the room. The book is located on the catwalk that runs around the machine. Its the only portion of catwalk in this room that you have to jump to.
Vault 3Living Quarters, right after you come down the stairs from the recreation area. Through the 50 Lock/Security door. Turn right on the 2nd shelf.
X-13 testing facility Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.pngOn the floor, opposite the door in the room where you get the chest plate for the sneak suit.
X-13 testing facility Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.pngIn the reward safe upon completion of all the Stealth Suit tests.
Sunstone Tower Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.pngOn a bookshelf facing the wall on the landing up one flight of stairs from the entrance. Not accessible without console commands or lucky/skillful application of explosives.