Fallout New Vegas

About this mod

Allows characters to equip Recon Armor under their Power Armor. Works on the player, followers, and all NPCs.

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Allows characters to equip Recon Armor under their Power Armor. The mod works with the player, followers, and all NPCs.

In order to equip Power Armor (either all Power Armor and Salvaged Power Armor, or only T-45d models. Configured in ini file), any actor needs a suit of Recon Armor (or a Helmet). NPCs that start the game with Power Armor are automatically given recon armor (with faction dependent versions if you are using TTW). This effects all NPCs, including those added by mods.

When Power Armor is equipped, the actors Recon Armor is automatically switched with an identical version without an object effect or biped model, that can't be unequipped. When the actor unequips their Power Armor, if they don't immediately equip another set, the Under Armor will be replaced with the original Recon Armor. The Recon Armor will be equipped if the actor did not equip anything else when unequipping their Power Armor.

Any armor added to the "RUAFLSTPowerArmor/Helmet" form lists will require Recon Armor to equip (T-45d and all Salvaged Power Armors need to be added to this list to make the T-45d only option work). Any armor added to the "RUAFLSTReconArmor/Helmet" form lists will be counted as Recon Armor by the mod. No other work should be required to make the vast majority of mods compatible.


  • Fully compatibility with all NPCs, in vanilla, DLC, TTW, and all mods
  • Compatible with all instances of actors being given Power Armor in the base game and TTW (with optional patch), such as the player at the end of the Brotherhood quest line, or Arcade and the Remnants at the end of their quest
  • Can give unique Recon Armors depending on faction. For instance Lyons' Pride and Outcast Recon Armors will be given out to appropriate NPCs if using TTW
  • Option to only use T-45d style armors, or use any Power Armor (configured in ini) (defaults to only T-45d)

Requirements & Compatibility

  • Requires version 5.1b4 (or greater) of NVSE
  • Requires version 54.31 (or greater) of JIP LN NVSE
  • DLC and TTW armors are automatically added to the correct lists, and are fully supported without any extra work. An additional patch is needed for TTW, in order to edit the scripts for some NPC's who are given Power Armor after they spawn. With this patch Sentinel Lyons will give the player Recon Armor as well as Power Armor before Take it Back (the player can also choose to only take the Recon Armor, or not take anything at all). This patch is found in the optional files section
  • Fallout 4 Power Armor Features is recommended. The carry weight feature automatically carries the Recon Armor from this mod if it is being worn, the Scorched Sierra Power Helmet optional is automatically added to my lists if it is used, and it has many other cool PA related features
  • Advanced Recon Thermal Nightvision & Advanced Recon Stealth Armor are automatically patched to add their armors into the recon armors lists. Most of the armors and helmets from these mods can be used as Recon Armors. Advanced Recon Patches is also recommended for additional mod patches
  • Project Nevada & Project Nevada - Extra Options are automatically patched to add their armors into the recon armors and t-45d armor lists
  • Powered Power Armor & Dunk's Adventure have some basic support. The Under Armor system from PPA is removed, and replaced by the system in this mod. All the Under Armors work exactly like the Recon Armors in this mod, however they get to keep their unique effects when equipped under Power Armor. The Under Armors use the same armor records as they do in PPA, so this should be fairly compatible with mods which alter PPA. Composite T-45d is added to the T-45d only list if you are using that option. You may get duplicate Recon and Under Armors on some NPC's if using this mod. I will not fix this, this is simply how PPA works, and I do not want to mess with it further

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