A secondary airplane used by the Rebel's air force, the Flying Tara is mostly a variant of the Eaca-B, with better armament and maneuverability. They only carry a single heavy bomb with them, after throwing it, they fly to the background, and then return with another bomb (Metal Slug only). But in other games, they shoot the same missiles as the Eaca-B.
Upgrades and variants
|Flying Tara: The original version. In Metal Slug Attack they're called Flying Tara+ and drop bombs at marked targets.|
|Flying Tara Ver.P.M.: A Ptolemaic variant that is much faster than its Rebel counterparts, but sacrifices durability and weapon strength in the process. Appears in mission 4 and 5 of Metal Slug 5.|
|Aviation Tara: Flying Taras operated by Aviation Corps. members, painted with a slightly darker green paint and has a shark-like face painted in the front. They're called in by Naomi to bombard her enemies.|
|Flying Tara Ver.P.M+: A purple variant of the original Ptolemaic version, possessing slightly better armor. They constantly fire missiles at the enemy, and return to base after firing to restock on more missiles before returning to the battlefield. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.|
- They're based on 2 WWII fighters: on the American Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber and the Grumman F6F Hellcat. And has the turrets from a Boeing B-17 bomber.
- The Ptolematic variant was based on the Bell P-59 Airacomet.
- In Metal Slug Defense, the Ptolematic Variant is called the 'Flying Tara VER.P.M.'
- Its bombs are hidden in the body, and are more sleeker than the usual variant.