|“||It gives some protection against bullets and knives.||”|
The Helmet is a Weapons category item. It increases the defense rating of survivors against raids at the shelter or while out scavenging. It decreases damage from everything slightly, anything that would kill you has a chance to only lethally wound you, severely wounded becomes wounded etc.
It can be scavenged from containers or obtained as a loot drop from dead bodies.
The HUD Icon shows a M1 Pot Helmet, used extensively by the US armed forces since WW2 to late 80's, before being replaced by the PASGT helmet.