As such, it was created with a similar control interface and, more importantly, was meant to be linked with the EVE super computer. Its armaments included a pair of main particle beams located on the shoulders and was equipped with an energy shield that allowed it to pierce the enemy shields. In addition, this mecha transformed into a sophisticated fighter plane with the capacity to enter into orbit. If damaged, the shell of the plane was able to be discarded and the MODAT 6 took on the appearance of a cycle similar to its predecessor namely the MODAT 5.
In the original film, the mecha is never named. The comic is where the name "MODAT-6" comes from.
In Robotech: The Movie, Landry pilots a second MODAT type mecha after commandeering the craft though the animated movie does not mention it being called a MODAT 6 and its appearance is different from the comic version. In addition, the vehicle was not used to destroy the Robotech Masters mothership in the Movie.