The bulk of the Zentraedi warmachine, its tactical battlepods, are versatile
machines in that they are designed for ground combat but can also fight effectively in space. The
main problem with the battlepods is thier inability to both operate and descend into an atmosphere.
While some ships, like the Quiltra Queleual Transport are designed specifically to land on a planet
and deposit thier troops directly, other ship such as the Heavy Cruiser are not. Instead, the
Zentraedi employ dropships to carry the battlepods from orbit to the surface and back again. The
Frandlar Tiluvo Dropship is little more than a large, armoured cargo container with engines strapped
on. Though it is fairly well armoured, its structural frame cannot take very much damage before
succumbing to destruction. It carries a total of twenty-five battlepods, including one officer's pod,
they are usually deployed on the ground though deploying in space in an emergency is possible. Though
any launch near the atmosphere would spell certain doom for the battlepods.