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Battlepod, Light Artillery

Also known as: Gluuhaug-Regult

Light Ordinance Battlepod

Mecha Class: Battlepod
Crew: 1 Zentraedi pilot

Depth: 8.2m
Height: 18.7m
Width: 9.9m
Weight: 39.6 tons
Max ground speed: 144 kph

2 x quadruple-barreled medium beam cannons on front
2 x single barrel light cannons (2000 rounds) on bottom
24 x 313mm medium range missiles, in top-mounted launcher.

The front of the Medium Missile Battlepod

The Tactical Battlepod is the standard Zentraedi infantry mecha, and the most common as well. With its multiple thrusters, the Regult can also function as a space fighter, a task to which it was often assigned. Apart from the standard model, there are four variants, some common, others less common or very rare. Usually, this mecha is colored in a blue/grey/white paint scheme.

Among the strong points of the Battlepod are simplicity, firepower, speed and mobility. The mecha is relatively easy to manufacture in a conventional assembly line, and this was likely a design requirement. Additionally, the mecha was made easy to service in the field, a necessity considering the average Zentraedi soldier's lack of technical knowledge. The firepower of the two main cannons is excellent; these weapons proved capable of dealing with all Earth Destroids and Veritechs the pods encountered in the First Robotech War. The secondary armament is less hard-hitting, but still lethal against lightly armored targets. The speed and mobility of the Regult is superb; the mecha is very fast, can travel underwater, and has a large jump capacity to deal with terrain and obstacles.

The main disadvantage of the Battlepod is its vulnerability. Not only does it lack even a modest armour protection, its shape does not lend itself to deflecting incoming fire. Worst of all the battlepod has a distressing tendency to explode when its main body is pierced by even a medium caliber round.

The Medium Missile Battlepod is a variant carrying 24 medium range missiles, most often fired with a direct line of sight rather than indirect with assist from a spotter. The mecha is a quite common variant and one or more show up in nearly every tactical Battlepod team.