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Item #: RPC-712

Object Class: Alpha

Containment Protocols: RPC-712 is to be kept at Site-002 on a mannequin display head in a 1.7 meter by 1.7 meter display case when not in use for experiments or personnel protection. Due to the anomalous properties of RPC-712, personnel are allowed to wear it with permission from one Level 3 researcher if an experiment involves the possibility of ballistic damage to the head.

Description: RPC-712 is a British "Brodie" steel helmet manufactured in 1940. RPC-712’s anomalous properties are consistently present even when no one is wearing it. RPC-712 appears to be immune to all conventional ballistic damage up to .50 BMG (see Test Logs 712-1), as well as some, but not all non-conventional ballistic damage (See Test Logs 712-2). RPC-712 is not immune to large explosives (See Test Logs 712-2). RPC-712 does, however, exhibit signs of general wear, with minor pre-existing dents possibly caused by shrapnel or debris, and a non-removable mud stain near the back of RPC-712. RPC-712 is different from regular steel upon tests of the metal composing the helmet. It appears to be constructed of an alloy composed of mostly iron, with titanium, platinum, gold, and some unidentified metals (See Test Log 712-3). RPC-712 has a name, William █████, written on the leather inside, however, records show that this was not the name of the P.O.W that originally possessed the helmet. Below that, "God Save The King!" is written. Due to RPC-712's anomalous property to completely absorb the energy of bullets (See Test Logs 712-4), the Authority is currently testing the applications of a replicated material as body armor. (See Test Logs 712-5).

After its previous owner was captured by German soldiers in 1943, RPC-712 was intended to be used for target practice by the 1st Infanterie Division, the occupiers of the Stalag ███-█ P.O.W. camp. A German Soldier named █████ ██████ fired at it, and was surprised when the bullet did not damage the helmet. He wrote about RPC-712 in his journal. “I shot at the helmet. Nothing happened. I heard a ding, but it is like the bullet vanished…”. RPC-712 was obtained when American soldiers liberated the Stalag ███-█ P.O.W camp in 1945. One of the American soldiers could speak German, and read the journal out of curiosity. The soldier decided to test the statement recorded in the journal, and then searched for the helmet mentioned in the journal. He shot every captured helmet until he eventually "stumbled upon" RPC-712 and fired at it. He was surprised to see that RPC-712 was, in fact, anomalous. After discovering RPC-712 and the journal entry, RPC-712 was sent to the American government, who did testing of their own, and later to the Authority with video evidence of RPC-712's anomalous properties.

Test Log 712-3:
Date: 9/18/2007

The chipped piece of RPC-712 was scanned with a Metal Composition Analyzer, showing 4 existing known elements, with 3 unknown elements. The elements were Iron, Platinum, Gold, And Titanium. The 3 unknown elements were analyzed for their composition, showing no amounts of anything on the periodic table present, except for the second unknown element, which included trace amounts of Uranium.

Test Log 712-4:
Date: 10/13/2007

RPC-712 was placed upon a scale and filmed by thermal imaging cameras. Researcher █████ was assigned to fire at RPC-712 with a Beretta 92FS, the baseline testing gun. █████ fired at RPC-712 five times and then proceeded to observe the effects. the thermal cameras showed the footage of the bullets hitting RPC-712, and then vanishing, with the energy being completely absorbed by RPC-712. The scale showed no change in mass.

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