M290 Mongoose

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This article is about the post-Covenant War Mongoose, for other vehicles named "Mongoose", see Mongoose (fiction).
M290 Mongoose
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Production information


AMG Transport Dynamics[1]

Product line:




Technical specifications


3.5 metres (11 ft)[1]


2 metres (6.6 ft)[1]


1.7 metres (5.6 ft)[1]




One driver, one passenger[1]


In service:

Post-Covenant War conflicts


Reconnaissance/light scout and infantry transport[2]


United Nations Space Command


The M290 All-Terrain Vehicle (M290 ATV), commonly known simply as the Mongoose and sometimes dubbed the mothergoose, is the successor model of the M274 Mongoose all-terrain vehicle, manufactured by AMG Transport Dynamics primarily for service within the United Nations Space Command.[1][2]

Design details[edit]

It is larger and has more armor than the older M274, in addition to featuring a rear-facing seat for passengers.[2] Both the civilian and military versions are available with a variety of upgrade packages, including armored body panels, improved suspension systems, and alternate engines. The civilian version is not rated to carry Spartans without risking damage to the frame.[1]


M290 Mongoose variants[edit]

  • Corp Mongoose - Liang Dortmund's heavy-duty modification of the standard Mongoose that features extra armor.[3]
  • Logoless Corp Mongoose - A variant utilized by Liang Dortmund's miners.
  • Tundra Mongoose - Mongoose used in freezing environments and features better armor than the Corp variant.[3]
  • Urban Mongoose - Rugged utility variant used by UNSC Army scouts and UNSC Air Force security patrols. Features better armor than the Corp variant.[3]
  • Woodland Mongoose - Variant used as a light cargo transport in topography that stymies the larger Warthog. Features better armor than the Corp variant.[3]
  • ONI Mongoose - ONI variant that features better armor than all other variants. [3]

M290-M Gungoose variants[edit]

  • M290-M Gungoose – The result of an M290 Mongoose quad bike fitted with twin grenade launchers.[3]
  • Corp Gungoose – An up-armored variant used by Liang Dortmund Corporation security forces to combat insurrectionists that features extra armor.[3]
  • Tundra Gungoose - A variant that features better armor than the Corp variant, anti-corrosion treatments, and de-icing systems.[3]
  • Urban Gungoose – A variant used by UNSC Army scouts, UNSC Air Force security patrols, and Spartan recon teams that features better armor than the Corp variant.[3]
  • Woodland Gungoose - Variant used by UNSC Army reconnaissance units on remote colonies with no real road systems. Features more armor than the Corp variant.[3]
  • ONI Gungoose – A variant used by the Office of Naval Intelligence that features better armor than the Urban variant and grenades with timed fuses that allow them to ricochet.[3]


Main article: Mongoose

All variants of the Gungoose in Halo 5: Guardians provide infinite frag grenades for the passenger, allowing them to be used for guarding chokepoints with great efficiency.

Production notes[edit]

The Gungoose was originally called the Wargoose during Halo 5: Guardians' development.[4][3]


Halo 5: Guardians REQ cards[edit]

List of appearances[edit]