I wanted to do an aerospace fighter that was bizarre looking, so here's what I dubbed the "pod mech." I wanted it to look a bit aquatic, and the design [in aerial mode] bears some resemblance to armored jawless fish of the Devonian era, most notably Arctolepis
[you probably can't see it since I didn't do a top view yet]. Anyways this thing as one energy projection weapon on the forward gimbal and instead of 'zapping' the target like your usual ray gun, the energy beam it shoots hooks up like a string and then the weapon pumps the energy through. Closest thing that fits right now is a magnetic conduit guided plasma weapon but I want to look for another alternative. In the end I might have to scrap the idea anyways, which is totally fine.
Very few of these highly maneuverable "pod mechs" were produced.
Made some minor changes; changed the name to Akula, which I felt was a more appropriate name [will change again in the future].