The Fighter Pod (空戦ポッド, kuusen pod) is a Zentradi one-man tactical aerospace attack space craft designed for outer space and atmospheric operations. It is very fast, highly maneuverable and also armed with a triple-barreled energy cannon and several internal missile bays.
In the TV show, its official name is obscure. But judging from some Zentradi operator's quote in Vrlitwhai Kridanik's spaceship, it's called Gnerl (ジナール). In Artdink's PlayStation 3 video game, ”MACROSS 30: Ginga wo Tsunagu Utagoe”, the starfighter is officially called "Gnerl".