Battlepods are a class of mecha developed for use by the Imperial Zentraedi Forces.
Macross Robotech Zentraedi Battlepods
However, humans are capable piloting a Battlepod with at least 3 capable of being used to utilize the controls.
They are able to operate not only in planetary environments but underwater and even through space.
The majority of this class shared a standard design namely a tall vehicles with large legs that gave them the capacity to leap across a surface terrain.
A pair of thrusters is also located by the sides that can either be used to maneuver in space, aid in leaping across a surface terrain or to help in descent from drop pods to the ground.
Among the primary advantages of the design include its high mobility and the fact that its capable of being easily manufactured from automated assembly lines.