The Shadow is the larger answer to the troop-carrying warthog. Tt's a land version of the Covenant Dropship of Halo:CE. The design of the Shadow leaves the troops unprotected against enemy fire, since there are no sides to the troop compartment. There is, however, a Shade-like turret mounted (or "floated") just above the driver. The turret and the Shadow are independently destructable, so it is possible to knock out the turret without destroying the vehicle, and vice versa.