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.


Shooting Ray: The original version.
Caroline MSA ray F-502 ShootingRay: A variant developed by Caroline which can be used to protect her. It uses both cannons and machine guns to attack enemies. She shows pride in her work and becomes enraged if it is destroyed. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.
ShootingRay: A mass produced variant of the Shooting Ray which is AI-controlled, allowing them to be used without an operator. They provide covering fire for allies and fly towards enemies if critically damaged to increase damage. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.
ShootingRay Ver.Rebellion: A variant of the ShootingRay developed for the Ptolemaic Rebellion, outfitted to fire lasers from its turrets. Appears in Metal Slug Attack.


  • 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.


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