Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha

“Copy that. Somebody get a satchel on the gate!”
— Sergeant Avery Johnson[1]

The satchel charge is a United Nations Space Command ground explosive.


Marines use satchel charges to clear large, reinforced doors, or obstacles out of the way, although they are also often used as offensive weapons to dislodge dug-in enemy troops.

SPARTAN-IIs Vinh-030 and Isaac-039 used satchel charges during the Fall of Reach to hold back the Covenant entering ONI's CASTLE Base, giving the others time to retreat further into the base. However, they disappeared in the blast and were presumed dead.[2]

List of appearances[]


  1. Halo 2 - Outskirts
  2. Halo: First Strike - page 148