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For an overview of combat armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see combat armor.
Talon combat armor
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Talon combat armor
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Combat armor and variants
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Talon combat helmet
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Combat helmet and variants
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The Talon combat armor and matching Talon combat helmet are pieces of armor in Fallout 3.


Main article: Combat armor

Modelled after the human silhouette and designed to provide balanced protection that does not limit mobility on the battlefield, combat armors are a diverse family of personal body armor of varying degrees of sophistication, from the earliest iterations of the armor developed by the United States Army[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[2]

The first modern type of combat armor developed by the United States Army[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[3] consisted of individual armored plates manufactured from synthetic fibers[4] attached to standard load-carrying equipment of the infantryman. The individual components included a combat helmet issued with matching goggles in hazardous environs, front and back ballistic plates, and a pair of axillary protectors. Additional forearm protectors were issued to frontline troops.[5] The lower body was protected by a pair of thigh plates, worn together with a groin and kidney protector. The shins, knees, and feet were covered by frontal plates worn over standard combat boots.[6]

The armor was typically worn in conjunction with standard Army fatigues[7] or specialized uniforms designed for it, with various solid color camouflage patterns (including Arctic white, coyote brown, and olive drab). Rank indicators were typically painted on the axillary protectors,[8] with the Army insignia and identification numbers printed on the back plate.[9][6]


The Talon combat armor is the combat armor issued to all of the mercenaries who work for Talon Company. The matching Talon combat helmet is a unique helmet which can only found on Commander Jabsco, the group's local commander in the Capital Wasteland, in Fort Bannister.

Armor and helmet are black colored variations of the traditional combat armor. The suit bears the Talon Company logo in white on the left breast.




Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

There are unique versions of both armor and helmet in the game files, with different base IDs and better stats. The unique variants have higher damage resistance and durability, but can only be obtained by using console commands.

Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.


The armor can be obtained either by killing a Talon Company merc or finding a suit in the Mothership Zeta add-on. Fort Bannister is filled with mercs, so even evil characters will be able to find a limitless supply of the suits.

The helmet can only be obtained from Commander Jabsco in Fort Bannister.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When you drop the Talon combat helmet on the ground, it Isn't black like it should be. Instead, it uses the basic world model as the combat helmet.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you have 2 Talon combat armors in your inventory, and are wearing one, the one not being worn will take any damage against your armor, effectivley giving you invincible combat armor.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Army helmet is presented in the game as an older type of helmet, issued to uniformed troops who do not use the standard set of combat armor: Clearly visible in the tutorial segment and later on countless dead bodies throughout the Commonwealth.
  2. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.
  3. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.
  4. Visual inspection of the Army helmet in Fallout 4 shows that its material is nearly identical to modern combat helmet materials, such as the Spectra or Dyneema fibers.
  5. Only Operation Anchorage soldiers are shown wearing them, they are absent from domestic armor.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Armor appearance in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
  7. As shown in Fallout 4.
  8. US Army combat armor in Lonesome Road has the rank insignia of a Private.
  9. Ranger combat armor in Fallout 3.