Floating Mine Mardai
Official text extracted from Panzer Dragoon Orta.
These single-man airships are basically floating bombs. The ships are given minimal fuel, as well as minimal self-defense armaments, for their sole purpose is to sacrifice themselves to destroy enemy airships. They ram into large enemy ships and cause immense amounts of damage, a tactic that was condemned by the general public when first devised.
However, their success in battle has quieted the public’s scorn, and more pilots have come forth willing to give their lives for their Empire. However, aside from these volunteers, the Empire has been known to use captured soldiers from enemy states and force them to pilot these flying tombs.