When Magnum Industries acquired the patents, rights, templates and machinery for the SRV-4 CHARIOT drop pod, they quickly realized that the CHARIOT simply could not be adapted as much as the military R&D and field personnel wanted. The larger FIREPOD design was an evolutionary design. The greater capacity allowed military planners a choice of dropping larger units of light infantry or armored troops in their typical smaller squad size. The ability to drop a standard cargo container solved drop troops’ logistical problems, while the GUNPOD version (compatible with any Finger and Toe plug-swappable weapons) simply adapted the cargo carrier to a standard weapons module. The flexibility of the modular weapons pod provided everything from anti-air, to long range indirect fire, to direct fire support and close in defense. Many planners saw the FIREPOD could easily be the basis for a quickly deployed bridgehead base, substituting habitation/command modules for the cargo containers, while using the squad pod for living quarters.
The modular FIREPOD is Finger and Toe’s newest model. It stands about five and a half inches. The cargo carrier will accept any cargo with a two inch by two inch footprint. There are NINE color schemes, including a pirate pattern for those who just can’t resist plopping their squads on the table and yelling, “ARRRGH!”
Get it and start terrifying your opponents, small pets, and the old lady down the street. Remember, every Finger and Toe model comes with SMOOSH ASSURANCE: if ya’ smoosh a FIREPOD, a new one waits your summons from hard drive and printer.