Combat bridging vehicle

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Combat bridging vehicle
Technical specifications

Other system(s):

Energy shielding


One driver


In service:

Human-Covenant War


Bridging vehicle [1]




The combat bridging vehicle, colloquially known as a CBV, is a Covenant vehicle designed to launch a bridge of up to one kilometer in length over chasms that would otherwise be an obstacle to Covenant forces. The process to create this bridge takes less than a minute to complete.[1]


Design details[edit]

The combat bridging vehicle possesses articulated cylinders on the back of the unit that contain the bridging apparatus when it is ready to be deployed. The CBV itself possesses heavy-duty energy shielding in order to prevent the bridging equipment from being destroyed before it reaches its destination. [1] In the front of the vehicle is a bulbous driver's cabin with a canopy, sometimes crewed by a Kig-Yar.[2]

Operational History[edit]

In 2526, during the Human-Covenant War, the Covenant deployed 3 CBVs with support from 100 armored personnel carriers (APCs) as well as several Wraiths and rapid assault vehicles (RAVs) on the planet Mesra in an attempt to cross a gorge and gain access to a mine and its resources. Blue Team was tasked with destroying the CBVs to prevent them from crossing the gorge.[1] After the first two were destroyed, the Covenant pulled back their third vehicle and reinforced their wraiths with 50 combat support vehicles shortly after.[3]

Production notes[edit]

The combat bridging vehicle's function is notably similar to the "lightbridge ship", a vehicle that was cut from Halo 2.[4]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Halo: Oblivion, chapter 1
  2. ^ Halo: Oblivion, chapter 2
  3. ^ Halo: Oblivion, chapter 4
  4. ^ Halo Waypoint, Digsite Deep-Dive (Retrieved on Jun 24, 2024) [archive]