R-Shobu is an enemy in the Metal Slug series. It is the Rebel Army's primary attack helicopter.
The R-Shobu is the main attack helicopter of the Rebel Army. They are very fast, attacking by dropping bombs (Plasma Bombs in Metal Slug 7/XX) on ground targets or using rockets for aerial targets. They are often used to carry letters from the rebels or other people.
Upgrades and variants
Dai-Manji, and fires anti air missiles.
R-Shobu (Green): This version only appears on the menu of Metal Slug Anthology, and is never seen during the game.
R-Shobu (Zombie Army): This version only drops bombs, but has all-around stats.
R-Shobu Ver. P.M: The Ptolemaic version of the R-Shobu is a bit faster and has upgraded armor. This version can only be seen in the debug menu. It was unused in the game.
R-Shobu Gatling Ver. P.M: This version is never seen during the game, but the programming of the gatling gun is the same as the Hi-Do, but it is unused in the game. It only appears in Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack.
- It was based on Bell AH-1 Cobra, the American AH-64 APACHE helicopter and the Italian AW129 multi-role combat helicopter. The Ptolemaic version is based off of the RAH-66 Comanche, but this version fields bombs while its real life counterpart doesn't.
- On the front, they have a mini gatling gun, and in Metal Slug: 2nd Mission and Metal Slug 5, they were programed to have a machinegun similar to the one Hi-Do has, with similar functions.
- The R-Shobu and the R-Shobu MKII (called R.R-Shobu) also appear in Metal Slug Defense as purchasable units.
- In Metal Slug Defense, update 1.24.0, the R-Shobu Ver. P.M appears in the game. It also used Hi-Do's gatling gun as its attack. Its attack is similar to the Hover Vehicle.
|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|