T-60 power armor
The T-60 series of powered combat infantry armor is an evolution of the T-45 power armor design. Originally an upgraded variant of the T-45, this stop-gap model was extensively modified and effectively reimagined, leading the United States military to reclassify it from an upgrade to a separate power armor model. Entering service after the conclusion of the Battle of Anchorage, mere months before the nuclear apocalypse, the T-60 was rapidly deployed and extensively used by the U.S. Army in all theaters to supplement the more difficult to produce T-51 power armor. Deployments of military units in T-60 power armor included the domestic front, enforcing order in the nation. By the Great War it was considered to be the most advanced model of power armor to see extensive use.
As with other power armor models, the T-60 is designed for a single operator. Compared to the T-45, the T-60 is much more heavily armored, although it lacks the sophisticated armor pattern of the T-51. The end result is an extremely protective armor system, though protection comes at the expense of agility and a reduction in battlefield awareness, as the additional power pack armor plating reduces rear visibility together with the oversized pauldrons. As usual for T-series power armor, the helmet completes the ensemble and includes an air filtration system, a bullet-proof vision slit, an electric lamp, and external ports that allow the operator to listen to his surroundings and double as attachments points for extensions. The standard upgrade is a drop-down ocular.
Any shortcomings of the T-60 were compensated for through deployment: a T-60 power armor unit was usually deployed with support from light infantry units, equipped with energy weapons. After the Great War, T-60 power armor became a rare sight until the reformed Brotherhood of Steel under Elder Arthur Maxson recovered a substantial number of these suits (or T-45 conversion packs) and adopted the T-60 as the service uniform of its soldiers.
The T-60 power armor is intended to be a suit designed for use in heavily irradiated zones, offering top of the line radiation protection that's second only to the X-01. Its ballistic protection lags behind X-01's by less than 10% (and is dwarfed by the unique Ultracite power armor, but that's a special, high-maintenance suit for most purposes), and is outclassed by the X-01 in terms of energy protection (but is comparable to Ultracite, differing by just 9 points).
However, the T-60 offers only a little over 10% more ballistic and energy protection than the T-51, while being more expensive to maintain. As such, the T-51 is the optimal choice for regular usage, even if its radiation protection is less than half that of the T-60.
|Ballistic damage||Energy damage||Radiation|
1 T-60 Helm
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1 T-60 Chest Piece
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1 T-60 Left Arm
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1 T-60 Left Leg
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Visor highlights living targets.
Sighted aiming marks enemies with a compass pip.
|VATS Matrix Overlay||
Increases VATS hit chance.
Increases Action Point refresh speed.
Reduces chance for addiction from drugs.
Below 20% health speed increases 25% and incoming damage is reduced 50%.
Enables jet-assisted boost while jumping.
Taking damage recharges Action Points.
Detects hits during combat and automatically uses a Stimpak when health is low.
Reflects 50% of melee damage back on attacker.
Activates stealth field while crouched.
Deals Energy damage to nearby enemies.
Unarmed attacks cause bleeding damage.
Reduces Action Point cost for Power Attacks.
Adds Energy damage to Unarmed attacks.
Increases Unarmed Damage.
Increases Action Point refresh speed while moving.
Increases Carry Weight capacity.
Increases damage radius for Impact Landing.
Reduces Action Point cost for sprinting.
Increases Sprint speed at additional Action Point cost.
Adds blue headlamp.
Adds bright headlamp.
Adds purple headlamp.
|Headlamp Red Tactical||
Adds red tactical headlamp.
|Headlamp Vault Boy||
Adds Vault Boy headlamp.
- Material modifications are available after purchasing the necessary entitlement in the Atomic Shop. All paints require 2 oil, 2 plastic, and 2 steel per element.
- Any exceptions to this rule are noted in the description field. The list does not include cosmetic transformations, which are covered separately. These include:
|Blackbird (carbon coating)||Soar across the Wasteland with this sleek Blackbird Paint Set for your Power Armor.|
|Camouflage||Become one with Appalachia with these Camouflage Paints for your Power Armor.|
|Hot Rod||Everything with flames is automatically cooler - just like this Hot Rod Power Armor Station.|
|Inferno Mark I||The Inferno Mark 1/2/3 Power Armor Paint Set.|
|Inferno Mark II|
|Inferno Mark III|
Hide in the night, and stalk your enemies with the Mothman Power Armor Paints and a Mothman Red Headlamp.
|Nukashine||Speak easy and carry a big Power Armor! Who knows where you will end up with this blacked out Nukashine paint set.|
|Outcast Paint||?||Feel like you don't belong with these Outcast Paints for your Power Armor.
Nuclear Winter reward.
(removed on April 7, 2019)
|Show Appalachia that democracy will never be defeated by sporting this American Patriot Power Armor Paint Set!|
For the times you want to unleash your inner child - as a force of destruction! It's Playtime!
|Tricentennial||A set of Power Armor Paints celebrating 300 years of American freedom!|
(removed on April 3, 2019)
|Wasteland Walker||Hide in plain sight with these Wasteland Walker Paints for your Power Armor.|
(June 18 - 25 2019)
Continue the Mountaineer spirit with this set of West Virginia-themed paints for your Power Armor.
|Winter Wanderland||Blend in with the ashes of Nuclear Winter with the Winter Wanderland Paints for your Power Armor.|
|Woodland Warrior||Blend into the bush with these Woodland Warrior Paints for your Power Armor. Includes a unique paint for each of the T-45, T-51, T-60 and X-01 Power Armors.|
- All power armors are spawned randomly in a number of locations
- See Fallout 76 power armor locations for details on locations and spawns.
- The Art of Fallout 4 p.13: "Our primary goal with the power armor was to make it feel less like a suit that you'd wear and more like a vehicle you'd operate. this design began as a reimagining of the T-45d, but it was different enough that we dubbed it the T-60. This way we could bring the T-45 back as its own variant. Although the look was settled on early, some details and proportions were revisited when we adapted the power armor to work as a modular system of plates that attached to a standardized endoframe. In this early version, the arms and legs needed more bulk to make room for the operator and the frame."
- Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The T-60 series of Power Armor saw extensive use by the United States Army after the Battle of Anchorage. In fact, soldiers in T-60 Power Armor were among those trying to retain order on October 23, 2077 - the day America fell to atomic war..."
- Fallout 76 loading screen hints: "The most advanced suits of Power Armor to see extensive use were the T-60 models. By the time of the Great War, they were a common sight in all U.S. military engagements."
- Armor appearance in Fallout 76.
- Fallout 76 intro
- Brotherhood of Steel forces in Fallout 76 use it as standard power armor.