Manta Force was a toy line based on the theme of futuristic space battle. In the UK the line was produced by Bluebird PLC from 1987. The British comic Eagle ran a regular storyline based on the MANTA characters and settings. Manta is the acronym for Multiple-Air-Naval-Terrain-Assault Force.
This 1988 French advert by Habourdin International features the awesome gigantic Manta Force space ship that included 20 space soldiers and 10 vehicles.