The MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/C variant, colloquially known as the Close Quarters Battle (CQB) armor, is a variant of the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor manufactured by Beweglichkeitsrüstungsysteme.
The CQB variant specializes in the improvement of survivability in close quarters engagements, this was done in the dispersal of kinetic energy, by looking at alternate methods to disperse the kinetic energy versus momentum transferred by a Spartan during combat. In addition the CQB's armor components are designed to optimize joint mobility in close quarters, and have an improved field of view.
As early as 2525 developmental Mjolnir permutations utilized physical architecture that would eventually be used for CQB. Samuel-034 used such a variant during the Battle of Chi Ceti and Daisy-023 used a similar variant.
When evaluating different opportunities to improve MJOLNIR across an assortment of engagement types, German-based Beweglichkeitsrüstungsysteme proposed two distinctive variants CQC and CQB with one focus. Using data gathered from the UNSC's campaign on Jericho VII, that focus was to further improve the survivability in close quarter engagements.
Field-tested at the Special Warfare Center Essen, in Deutschland, and integrating feedback gathered from the Special Warfare Center Seongnam, in Korea, CQB was ultimately launched as a successor to CQC on the Mark V platform. Its advances were eventually incorporated into the Mark VI series.
The CQB armor was used successfully throughout 2552.
Halo 3 (Mark VI)
Halo: Reach (Mark V)
The MJOLNIR/C variant was developed and tested at UNSC facilities in Esson and Songnam, respectively
HU/RS/CNM Requirements: Waypoint Career Milestone 25 + Campaign Complete: Heroic(Halo 3: ODST) achievement + CQB: Base.
Halo 5: Guardians (GEN2)
Unlock: Rare REQ card
According to a survey taken by Bungie around 14 March 2008, the CQB chest was one of the most used Spartan chest plates in Halo 3, and the helmet was the fourth most used.
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