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The Type-53 Squad Breaching Carapace is a medium-sized Covenant orbital entry vehicle. It is used by the Covenant remnants.[1]


The T-53 SBC is larger than the Type-51 Individual Breaching Carapace but smaller than the Type-54 Mass Deployment Carapace. It is usually used to insert a small File of smaller troops such as Unggoy and Kig-Yar onto the battlefield. Thrusters are used to slow the pod's descent before it reaches the ground. Once it is on the ground, the three doors open up and allow the troops inside to disembark.

The T-53 SBC is an upgraded version of the Heavy Orbital Insertion Pod.



  1. Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 121
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