BACKGROUND (as per Macross Mecha Manual)

The Battle Pod is the standard combat mecha of the Mardook's Zentradi forces. It is a simple mecha, but is well armed with both beam cannons and missiles. A full-sized Zentradi pilots the Battle Pod while lying forward across almost the full length of the pod.

Model Type - Zentran Battle POd

Class - Standard Zentran Combat Mecha

Crew - 1

MDC By Location

Main Body - 315

Wingpods - 150

Main Thrusters - 125

Sensor Eye - 60

Main Guns - 120

Secondary Guns - 75

Missile Pods - 100

Note - The Sensor Eye can only be hit with a called shot and is -5 to strike

Armour - stops upto and including standard 20mm rounds.


Flying - Mach 4 at 30km+, Mach 14 in space

Range - Unlimited in atmosphere, 2000km in space from reaction mass


Height - 10.4m

Length - 13.7m

Width - 7.6m

Weight - 36 tons

Cargo - none

Power System - Reaction Engines

Cost - na


Weapon Type - Beam Cannons (2)

Primary Purpose - Anti-mecha

Range - 2400m

Damage - 4d4x10 per blast per gun

Rate Of Fire - equal to pilots attacks

Payload - unlimited

Bonuses - +2 strike

Weapon Type - Beam Cannons (2)

Primary Purpose - anti-mecha/missile

Range - 1500m

Damage - 2d6x10 per blast per gun

Rate Of Fire - equal to pilots attacks

Payload - unlimited

Bonuses - +2 strike

Weapon Type - Micro-Missile Launcher (2)

Primary Purpose - anti-mecha

Range - 8km

Damage - 2d6x10

Rate Of Fire - volleys of 1-18 equal to pilots attacks

Payload - 72 total, 36 per launcher

Bonuses - +2 strike

Bonuses and Penalties

Use Robot/Vehicle Combat Elite

+10% to piloting rolls

Body Block/Tackle - Based on speed of unit

Systems of Note

Combat Computer - Calculates, stores and transmits data onto a HUD (heads up display). Typically tied into the units targeting computer. Can hold hundreds of entries about various enemies and robots/power armour/aircraft/vehicles.

Complete Environmental Pilot Compartment - A completely computer controlled life support system that includes: internal cooling and temperature control, air pruification and circulation systems (gas filtration, humidifier/dehumidifier) that engages when needed and can recirculate breathable air for upto 4 days if neccessary, computer controlled independant oxygen supply and purge system that has upto 6 hours of breathable air that automatically engages in low oxygen or contaminated air environments, insulated high temperature resistant shielding for upto 300 degrees centrigade (normal fires do no damage though nuclear, and plasma fires do full damage), radiation shielded upto several hundred rads, and polarized and light sensitive/adjusting tinted viewport.

Standard instrumentation - Speedometer, distance travelled, inertial mapping system (zeroed on your deployment location/home base), power system temperature, ammunition counters, damage assessment indicators.

Motion detector/Collision Warning System

Radar - Can identify upto 48 and track upto 18 targets simultaneously to a range of 100 miles (160km) for airborne targets and 10 miles (16km) for ground targets depending on terrain.

Radar Warning receiver - Informs the pilot/crew of possible radar lock. Range - 30 miles (48km) depending on terrain

Targeting Computer - Assists in the tracking and identification of enemy targets to a range of 30 miles (50km)

Computer Targeting System - Assists in selecting and locking on to enemy targets. +1 to strike using ranged weapons.

Radio Communications - long-range direction communication systems out to a range of 200 miles (320km) that can be boosted if proper singal towers or relay systems are in place. Also a directional short-range radio with a range of 10 miles (16km). Both radios have full encryption capabilities. Also included is a external loudspeaker system with an output of 80 decibels.

External Audio/Video Pick-up system

References Used

Seto Kaiba

Unofficial Robotech Reference Guide

Macross II The RPG

Macross Mecha Manual

Fantasy and Animation HQ

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