Glasslands cover art error?

In Halo Glasslands the ODST’s were given recon armor that I would assume to look like Dare’s. But on the cover it’s the normal ODST helmet. Now I’m not screaming CONTRADICTION!!! But I am wondering if the recon they got was like dare’s, or an armor that looks like the normal ODST.

Well comparing the size between the Elite and the soldier on the cover I thought it was one of the Spartans.

ODST helmets>recon helmet.

I would imagine that the ODST in the book were wearing armor similar to Dare’s from ODST, but it’s possible that Eddie Smith, the artist who made the art for the cover, took some artistic liberties.

They probably did that just so we would easily identify the characters with ODST’s. Recon armor doesn’t do this.

> They probably did that just so we would easily identify the characters with ODST’s. Recon armor doesn’t do this.

I would have to agree with you on this.
Publishers strive to make their products easily and readily identifiable.

> ODST helmets>recon helmet.

I believe recon helmet is better, if it comes from ONI, take it!