Pretty simple. It's a ball with microscopic troops inside.
I made this after seeing many halo odst drop pods and wondered why the eos didnt have any. well i mean come on there's plenty of starships so why not. Anyways, the main pic shows the pod with air brakes applied but can slide back down.
Next, the pod with airbrakes locked down.
the airbrakes themselves.
sorry but thats all for now. seriously, its a ball. not much to say cos it wont be round for long (see what i did there?).