I have been told this a couple times that these suits don’t exist and are silly.
Well they’re right to a point. Those specific model of suits don’t actually exist but they’re updated based upon 1950′s and 1960′s pressure or g-suits.
These suits were designed to combat the high g forces that pilots were subjected to. The suit itself maintains pressure on the body to force blood to not pool in the limbs and keep as much of an even bloodflow as possible.
This really makes a lot of sense in the context of Fallout. Power Armor is a suit that you pilot and it is subject to a hell of a lot of g’s from jumping off a building to taking a hit from a Death Claw or a Missile. You’re suddenly hit with a ton of g’s that can really wreck your day. The suits are pretty much a necessity for pilots of Power Armor.
After explaining this to someone they then told me that the orange or pink version never existed.
Really? Half the suits Nasa uses are orange and if you need further proof that odd colors existed here’s a gold one.
This also explains why there are so many pilot helmets to be found in the commonwealth. Fallout 4 overhauled the way Power Armor works and I think it’s honestly for the better because it’s a lot cooler to have you step into a suit of armor then to just throw it on.