The Nop-03 Sarubia is the main support vehicle of the Rebel Army in Metal Slug.
Mainly designed for support fire, the Sarubia attacks by deploying rolling mines. Its height also means that friendly troops are able to climb it to reach places they can't normally go to. It is fairly armored, but it has no protection from aerial strikes.
Its main attack's sole purpose is to keep the player busy from avoiding the rolling mines, so that its allies can easily kill the player.
Upgrades & Variants
|Nop-03 Sarubia Ver. P.M: It is half the size and weight of the original Sarubia, which means it has more speed. Its armor is weaker than the Rebel variant,though is faster but is vulnerable to a direct hit cannon attack from the Slug.|
|Morden Saucer: An upgraded version for Morden's use. (Maybe is Morden Di Cokka inside) It is designed with the help from Martians. It does not really attack and is always invincible. In Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X, it is easily destroyed by Dai-Manji. Despite not seemingly possessing any flying capabilities, it is capable of flying around.|
|Nop-03 Sarubia Ver. P.M II: A purple version of the original Ptolemaic Sarubia manned by a captain guerrilla armed with a bazooka. It is meant for underground excursions and has increased armor plating over the original.|
|Nop-03 Sarubia MK II: A purple version of the original Rebel Sarubia whose cannon shots are capable of blocking projectiles.|
|Frozen Sarubia: A freezing version of the original Rebel Sarubia which uses ice-based attacks. It is piloted by Vicky.|
- It is based on Germans self propelled artillery Sturmpanzer I Bison, whilst the Ptolemaic variant is based on the Sturmpanzer II Bison.
- The Ptolematic variant, when it shoots, the explosion is different.
- In Metal Slug Defense, the barrel does not 'lock' before it shoots.
|Combat||Di-Cokka | Bull Chan | Girida-O | Iron Iso | Melty Honey | MV-280B | Mini-Bata | M-15A Bradley | LV Armor | MV-280C | Japanese Tank Soldier|
|Support||MV-280A | Dararin Dara Dara | 3-ton Utility Truck | Landseek | Nop-03 Sarubia | M-3 Rocket Launch Support Van | Double-Decker Bus | MG-36 | Ferry Boat | Subway | Turrets | Morden Saucer | Walking Locomotive | Garbage Fortress | Mine Carts|
|Aerial||R-Shobu | MH-6J Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Null Fighter|
|Marine||Hammer-Yang | Jet Hammer-Yang | U25U | Mini-Sub 88|
|Vigilance||Mosque Artillery | Patrol Robot | Supervisory Camera | Sensor Mine | Morden Robot | Metal Mole | Laser Drone | Pods | Rebel Walker | Balor|
|Ptolemaic||Black Hound | Hover Vehicle | Hover Unit | A.P.C. | Ptolemaic Slug | Wall Drone | Units | Ptolemaic Saucer | Mammoth Tower|