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The Nop-03 Sarubia is an enemy vehicle in the Metal Slug series. It is a Rebel Army heavy tank designed to function as a barricade.


The Sarubia is a heavy tank designed to block out invaders with its tall frame. Its frontal armor is well protected, and is armed with a cannon that fires spherical shells. However, due to the high location of the firing port, the tank's chassis suffers from heavy recoil, and as a result, the shell fired loses most forward movement and falls out of the cannon, rolling listlessly along the ground.

Its main attack's sole purpose is to keep the player busy from avoiding the rolling shot, 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, vulnerable to a direct hit cannon attack from the SV-001.
Space Tank: An upgraded version for Morden's use. It is designed with the help from the Martians. Despite not seemingly possessing any flying capabilities, it is capable of flying around. The Spank Tank lacks any attacking abilities in most games; Metal Slug Infinity has it firing missiles at its back and a TM-1S by opening the "X" hatch on the front.
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.
Amadeus Sarubia: A gray-white version of the original Rebel Sarubia in use by the Amadeus Syndicate. It has unusually high durability.
Frozen Sarubia MK I: A freezing version of the original Rebel Sarubia which uses ice-based attacks. It is piloted by Vicky.
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Frozen Sarubia MK II: A freezing version of the Ptolemaic Sarubia, which also uses ice-based attacks. It is piloted by Dolores.
Golden Nop-03 Sarubia: The original Rebel Sarubia now painted gold. The cannon shots are capable of blocking projectiles and have been improved to not explode on contact. It was also given customized cannon shells which grow in size, which are lifted into its cannon by macho men inside the Sarubia.
Nop-03 Sarubia Ver. P.M III: A pink version of the original Ptolemaic Sarubia manned by a Captain Guerrilla armed with a bazooka.


Sarubia model

Enemy Vehicles and Armed Structures
Rebel Army
Combat Di-CokkaBull ChanGirida-OIron IsoT-2B Melty HoneyMV-280BMini-BataM-15ALV ArmorMV-280CMetal DuckRedback • "Blaze Tank" • Recycle BoxBit TankNantes' TankVortex8082 TrainMarineskFight CabVirginia's SuitIgnited
Support Rebel VanMV-280ADararin Dara DaraM34 3-Ton TruckLandseekNop-03 SarubiaParachuetruckMorden BusMG-36Ferry BoatSubwayTurretsSpace TankWalking LocomotiveMine CartsMissiles (TM-1 Missile)
Aerial R-ShobuMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BNaglfarArmed TiltrotorRJ Bischof
Marine Hammer-YangJet Hammer-YangU25UMini-Sub 88
Vigilance Mosque ArtilleryBalorScrap Tower
Other Armies
Division 6 Japonese Tank SoldierNull Fighter
Martians Mini-UFODai-ManjiRugnameMars WalkerMars GigantalosMars SweeperPauline's Mech
Invaders Invader UFOFlying SheltTripodPurple King
Ptolemaic Black HoundHover VehicleHover UnitA.P.C.Ptolemaic SlugUnitsPtolemaic SaucerGaia ElephantStone TurtleTowa's MechD-001 TanbalUnit SuitLucy's Frog MechaGIP-03 BergeniaAir BoardHammer DX5005Vermilion TankTatyana's MechSnordonGlidronKoshkaLa Torne
Other Mummy Generator • "Central Platform" • Iron FortressKarakuriMaya's ExcavatorFirst Baby's Perfect FormSharifa's GolemSuper Vibration CutterStray DemonIron SharkPumpkin HeadEnvironmental Objects
Unused KT-21 • "The Jet" • "Scrap Fan"