The F-502 Shooting Ray is a giant plane, which is the second boss of Metal Slug 5.
It also appears in Metal Slug Attack as a miniature and remote-controlled version, controlled by a character named Caroline, where its official name was confirmed. Caroline has further developed the mini version into a long-ranged attack and recon drone.
This Air Force unit is a large aircraft carrier created by the Ptolemaic Army that specializes in air combat.
This boss has two parts. When in front of it, it will either shoot an array of hovering projectiles that will go offscreen and then fly back, or fire a series of big lasers at the player. When facing its back, it will send flying fireballs that will track the player (blue ones contain power-ups), and will also try to burn the player with its jet engines.
- The aircraft's design may be based on that of the Horten Ho 229, a German prototype fighter/bomber that was the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines.
- It used to be known by fans as The Secret Weapon of the Luftwaffe, before its official name was revealed during Caroline's introduction into the game.