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For an overview of combat armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see combat armor.
Winterized combat armor
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Winterized combat armor
DR32Item HP999,400 (simulation)
400 (wasteland)
Combat armor and its variants
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Winterized combat helmet
DR5Item HP99,950 (simulation)
50 (wasteland)
Combat helmet and its variants
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xx00cdde (no balaclava)
xx00bc37 (snowman head)
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The winterized combat armor and matching winterized combat helmet are pieces of armor in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage.


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 winterized combat armor is a variant of the regular combat armor used by the United States Army and is one of two armors worn by US troops (the other being winterized T-51b power armor) during the Anchorage Reclamation campaign in Alaska. The armor additionally has sleeves and the helmet of this variant features a balaclava and a pair of combat goggles that protect from snow glare.

Like all versions of combat armor, it was designed to sheath the human body as completely as possible in high durability armor. The primary skin of combat armor is composed of complex polymers and ceramics. This hard armor was manufactured as specific plates, with a matte-finish white coloring suitable for winter camouflage. These plates are affixed to a flexible body suit woven from projectile- and energy-resistant, fire-retardant materials. Like most of the items introduced in Operation: Anchorage, it has two variants - a simulation variant (with 999,400 HP) and a Wasteland variant (with normal HP).

The variant obtained with the Gary 23 glitch does not degrade and under the effects screen, it provides the same statistic bonuses as the T-51B power armor, with the exception of the damage resistance boost.




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

A variant of the helmet without a balaclava is present in Operation: Anchorage's files and can be obtained on the PC via console commands.

A second unused variant (testPhilSnowHelmet) is also present in the game files, appearing as a snowman head turned on its side.

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


The winterized combat armor appears inside the Anchorage Reclamation simulation at the Outcast Outpost. You get a set of it at the start of the add-on, plus you will see almost all American infantrymen wearing this. It is possible to obtain an infinite health (Simulation armor) set through the Gary 23 item glitch along with every other item you had in the simulation



  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.