A powerful projectile gun that is one of the core offensive weapons of nearly all variable fighter armaments. The gun pod contains an automatic cannon, ammunition, a self-contained power source and a sensor system. Some gun pods also feature a retractable handle for the Battroid manipulator (hand), an aerodynamic shape (with sliding exterior) for mounting in Figher mode as well as optional features such as foldable stocks, straps, stealth covers, retractable cooling covers and anti-armor bayonets. Gun pods are highly versatile weapons utilized within an atmosphere, also capable of operation in the vacuum of space and fire high speed munitions that can intercept incoming missiles.