If mounting a hostile assault from orbit this is a good way to get some boots on the ground. Capable of carrying a couple of squads of Marine-style troops in full Battle Dress plus their equipment and even vehicles, it is capable of making a powered or even unpowered landing in the face of the sort of major firepower ground-based defences can sustain - and can shoot back even on the way down or once landed with ship-quality artillery!
There's a good description of the tactical uses of the drop pod, and full statistics for it including crew details; as well as several drawings of external views (in Hollnbuchner's usual crisp style) as well as basic floorplans of the interior.
The text could use a proof-read, and the drop pod is equipped with 'nuclear dampeners' should you have the need to get any nuclear material wet (!) but otherwise, if your adventures involve either making such a hostile landing or being on the receiving end of one this is a useful and quite unusual addition to your Traveller fleet.