The mongoose is a transforming assult mech. It's named not by what it looks like (which is pretty much a chicken and a mole cricket), but it's bite. With heavy armerment and exesive agility, it's capable of taking out anything from light tanks to full size mechas. Just like a mongoose taking out a cobra.
The front of the head/cockpit. The mongoose is armed with 2 short range 40 mm machine guns, 2 medium to long range 400 mm cannons for hevily armed vehicles, and 2 short to medium rage rocket pods with 8 200 mm rockets each.
Here you can see the pods folded back.
The mongoose has the ability to transform into what looks like a mole cricket. This mode is used for rough terrain, stealth, and it hides the most vulnerable parts of the mech.
The other mode is for speed and agility.
When the rocket pods are needed, the cannons swing up and the pods swing out.