The Hammer-Yang is a frigate used by the Rebel Infantry and the Pirates in the Metal Slug series.


The Hammer-Yangs were tourist boats, but the Rebels captured them for their own use. Originally used to ferry civilians, they now ferry troops. They don't have any weapons, but they can carry a lot of passengers inside.

When critically damaged, the ship will tilt almost completely vertically and a Rebel will humorously try to bail the water out of the crippled vessel. When destroyed, troops will bail out of the ship and swim away, but can be killed by the player if they wished. If left alone, they'll drown soon after. The Hammer-Yang was used also by pirates when they captured a merchant cargo ship in Metal Slug 4.


  • There is a saying in the Regular Army, “Whenever you see a Hammer-Yang, always assume that there are at least 30 enemies inside.”
    • Although this is odd as the Hammer-Yang has not enough space to fit thirty soldiers.
  • The Ship Itself can resemble a 1900s Tramp Steamer. Since that the Hammer-Yang looks like one, severely thou. Some of the tramp steamers were scrapped due to aging, and some of them were later restored by man.
  • It bears a resemblance to a smaller version or of the RMS Carpathia, the ship that saved half of Titanic's Survivors.
Rebel Vehicles
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