The medium mobile hive is believed to be the standard Hive for the Invid.
Far superior to its smaller brethren, the Medium Hive has additional thrusters, increased
shielding and dramatically more mecha for combat. It has also displayed greater firing options,
suggesting more sophisticated handling of the plasma and computer systems. With heavy defenses,
the Medium Hive is a decent match for Zentraedi Cruisers. Like all Mobile Hives, it has the
inherent difficulties in fighting protracted battles. Since much of its offensive firepower
comes from its built-up store of plasma, intense battles can quickly exhaust these reserves and
leave it dependant upon its mecha. On the ground, the hive is well defended and for the resistance
forces on Earth, attacking a base of this magnitude required considerable resources and planning.
The Medium hives served primarily as sub-regional control centres, helping to regulate the areas
in and around them while the Larger hives still retained overall control.