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The Ptolemaic Slug is the Ptolemaic Army's own version of the SV-001 featured in Metal Slug 5.


Using the data disc stolen from the Regular Army, the Ptolemaic Army developed their own variations of the original Metal Slug tank. One which was solely armed with the 127mm cannon, whilst the other is armed with the 12.6mm Vulcans. They also created the heavily-armed Black Hound and the massive Metal Rear using the stolen data.


Cannon Variant


Ptolemaic Slug equipped with a cannon. The cannon design is different and much smaller than the SV-001. It has better jumping ability due to a lighter chassis.

Vulcan Variant

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Ptolemaic Slug equipped with Vulcan cannons. The main turret has been replaced with a sensor eye for improved accuracy.

Ver. Expedition

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Seen in Metal Slug Attack, this variant is a bit more durable than the regular cannon model.

Golden Variant


Seen in Metal Slug Attack, this variant has a gold-painted chassis is the most durable. It fires high explosive incendiary shells that burn when they hit the ground. It can also jump to dodge enemy attacks.

Black Hound


A variant of the Ptolemaic Slugs which most resembles the SV-001. It's quipped with both a Vulcan and a cannon in addition to a mortar and a laser gun mounted on a mechanical arm that comes out of the turret hatch. It was being tested at the Corridor of Fire for its performance, but it malfunctioned and went rampant, eventually killing the Ptolemaic Infantries testing it.


  • Both variants are also included in Metal Slug Defense and Metal Slug Attack; the Cannon variant as a purchasable unit, the Vulcan variant as an unreachable enemy unit. On the contrary, the Vulcan variant was introduced as a playable unit first in Metal Slug Infinity.
  • No soldiers are seen exiting these Slugs when they are defeated suggesting that they could possibly be unmanned vehicles, like the Black Hound, or the pilots are killed inside.
Metal Slug 5
Heroes Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi
NPCs POW | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Hyakutaro Ichimonji | Ptolemaic Army
Enemies Ptolemaic Infantry | Fanatics | Grenade Soldier | Bazooka Soldier | Shielded Soldier | Bikers | Sniper | Mortar | Natives | Commander | Masked Soldiers | Wall Drone | Units | Sensor Mine | Bat | Maggot | Jellyfish | Squid
Enemy Vehicles Di-Cokka | Nop-03 Sarubia | Girida-O | M-15A Bradley | Jet Hammer-Yang | Mini-Sub 88 | Landseek | A.P.C. | R-Shobu | MH-6S Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Hover Vehicle | Hover Unit | Ptolemaic Slug | Ptolemaic Saucer
Bosses Metal Rear | Shooting Ray | Screamer | Sand Marine | Avatar of Evil

Black Hound | Gaia Elephant

Weapons Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Enemy Chaser | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Drop Shot | Two Machine Guns | Grenade
Slugs SV-001 | Slug Flyer | Slug Mariner | Slug Gunner | Slug Mobile | Augensterm
Missions "Heavy African" | "Windy Day" | "Intrigue" | "Run Through" | "Last Ditch Resistance"
Other Transformations | RA-TTT
Unused Flame Shot | Ptolemaios | Stone Turtle | Pink Zombies | The Jet | "Achilles" | "Tabomba"
Enemy Vehicles and Armed Structures
Rebel Army
Combat Di-Cokka | Bull Chan | Girida-O | Iron Iso | Melty Honey | MV-280B | Mini-Bata | M-15A | LV Armor | MV-280C | Metal Duck | Redback | "Blaze Tank" | Recycle Box | Bit Tank | Nantes' Tank | Vortex | 808Z Train | Marinesk | Fight Cab
Support Rebel Van | MV-280A | Dararin Dara Dara | M34 3-Ton Truck | Landseek | Nop-03 Sarubia | TM-1 Missile | Parachuetruck | Morden Bus | MG-36 | Ferry Boat | Subway | Turrets | Space Tank | Walking Locomotive/Iron Cab | Mine Carts
Aerial R-Shobu | MH-6J Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Naglfar | Armed Tiltrotor
Marine Hammer-Yang | Jet Hammer-Yang | U25U | Mini-Sub 88
Vigilance Mosque Artillery | Balor | Scrap Tower
Other Armies
Division 6 Japanese Tank Soldier | Null Fighter
Martians Mini-UFO | Dai-Manji | Rugname | Mars Walker | Mars Gigantalos | Mars Sweeper | Pauline's Mech
Invaders Invader UFO | Flying Shelt | Tripod | Purple King
Ptolemaic Black Hound | Hover Vehicle | Hover Unit | A.P.C. | Ptolemaic Slug | Units | Ptolemaic Saucer | Gaia Elephant | Stone Turtle | Towa's Mech | D-001 Tanbal | Unit Suit | Lucy's Frog Mecha | GIP-03 Bergenia | Air Board | Hammer DX5005 | Vermilion Tank | Tatyana's Mech | Snordon | Glidron
Other Mummy Generator | Water Tar | Iron Fortress | Kaguya's Samurai Mech | Maya's Excavator | Sharifa's Golem | Super Vibration Cutter | Stray Demon | Pumpkin Head
Unused KT-21 | "The Jet" | "Scrap Fan"