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The TS-001 is a Regular Army vehicle introduced in Metal Slug Attack.


The TS-001, short form for Tandem Slug, is a pair of Slugs connected one behind the other. The front vehicle is called the Slug Puncher while the back vehicle currently has no name. The TS-001 is developed as the tactical tank for the new generation. MS-Heart operates the TS-001; the individual Slug Puncher is operated by an AI.

Slug Puncher: The Slug Puncher focuses in close-range combat. It attacks by pounding the ground with its large fist. When the enemy is far away, it can close the distance by delivering a punch at fast speeds. The individual Slug Puncher also generates short shock waves from its fists.

"Rifle Slug": The Slug focuses on long-range combat. Its standard attack is shooting energy beams from its rifle. The Slug's frontal cannon fires piercing shots.



  • The "Rifle Slug" is a reference to a scrapped concept of a Metal Slug spin-off based on humanoid SV-001's. One of these Slugs even has a red coloration and holds a similar rifle.
  • The name "Tandem Slug" is taken from the game's sprite files. It is only referred to as the TS-001 in game.
Regular Army Vehicles, Slugs, and Artillery
Mechanized SV-001 | SV-001 Type-R | Slug Copter | Slug Flyer | Slug Sub | Astro Slug | Slug Gunner | Slugnoid | LV Armor | Walking Machine | Slug Mariner | Drill Slug | Bradley | Metal Claw | Forklift | Slug Mobile | Augensterm | Protogunner | Slug Digger | Slug Trolley | Slug Armor | Slug Gigant | Golden Slug | Slug Attacker | Slug Defender | Ball Slug/Drum Slug | Slug Square | TS-001 | Slug Rising/Slug Striker | Giant Copter/Copter Arms | Coil Tank | Ashley's Slug Flyer | Tail Slug | Patrol Slug | Pile Impact | "Phi's 3D Printer" | Slug Sniper
Animal SV-Camel | Elephant Slug | Ostrich Slug | Donkey Slug | Tiger Slug | Turtle Slug | Seahorse Slug | Felsteed
A.I. MS-Alice | MS-Heart | Phi
Transport Middle-Son 1986 | Borobune Slug | Motorcycle | Emergency Boat | Regular Army Helicopter | Landseek | PA33-21 Boat | RA-TTT
Other Middle-Son 1999 | SV-002 | Black Hound | Rootmars Slug | Regular Di-Cokka | Mr. Sluggles | S.A.M. Defender | 7000 Class Locomotive | Regular Iron Nokana
Wearable Parachute Drop | Scuba Gear | Jetpack | Drop Pack | Hoist | Metal Device | Doll | XA-01 Juggernaut
Stationary AA Machine Gun | Toy Union Cannon | Super Cannon