The KT-21 is a vehicle from the Rebel Army. It was supposed to appear in Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001, but it was scrapped for unknown reasons. This vehicle only appears in the game's data as an unused tank.
While at first glance it seems as a unique tank, its animations and other unused sprites related to it are similar to the Di-Cokka's. This tank could either be an early version of the Di-Cokka or a variant.
- Beforehand, this tank was called the Sand Simon and incorrectly affiliated to the Regular Army.
- Fixed on the side cannon of the KT-21 is a plate with the Kanji "火" written on it. "火" means "fire" when translated from Japanese, so it's most likely that this cannon was used to spew out fire and not missiles.
- The KT-21, due to its appearance being similar to the Metal Slug and a Di-Cokka mixed together, is erroneously considered by some fans to be a prototype version of the SV-001.
- Even though it is meant to be an enemy tank, it's concept art features a logo on it's upper half somewhat resembling the P.F. Squad's.
- The sprites of the Rebel Driver exiting a destroyed Di-Cocka fits perfectly into the destroyed sprite of the KT-21, reinforcing the fact that it was supposed to be an enemy tank.
- The concept arts (featured in the gallery below) features the tank in different designs, one of which would end up being the early version of the Melty Honey (in the upper left corner). The unused tank sprite is based mostly on the tank design on the bottom right area, but with the side-cannon from the one on the bottom left.
- The tank is based on a French Char Somua S35/B1 Bis tank, which is used in WWII for the Free French Forces and the Germans (captured examples).