Missile Tank Robo

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Missile Tank Robo (ミサイルタンクロボ) is a Machine Robo from Romulos and later Cronos.

He is 8.3m tall, weights 253 tons, can reach 94kmph in vehicle mode and launches Ionoid Antitank Missiles.


The cartoons featured multiple versions of Missile Tank Robo; for the sake of convenience all are listed here

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: Kenichi Ono

Missile Tank Robo was Vilion's chief lieutenant in Iron City, initially attacking Rom Stol, Leina Stol and Triple Jim under the belief Rom was really the criminal Bug Newman. However, Jim - who grew up as a friend of Vilion in Iron City - was able to clear up the misunderstanding, though the town was soon attacked by the real Bug Newman, who soon allied with the Gyandlar. With help from Rom and his band, the citizens of Iron City were able to drive the villains off. Defeat Bug, the User of Darkness! Missile Tank Robo was also a lieutenant of the King of Pamela, updating him on the progress of Solitaire Raymosette. Sending Love to the Horizon Later he, Vilion and Combat Buggy aided Rod Drill when he needed reinforcements to storm the Sky Castle; however, Grujios was able to bring down a mystical fog to prevent them reaching Rom. Death in the Demonic Castle in the Sky The group instead withdrew to Elie, where they were able to rouse the settlement's chief Pylon into joining them, helping send Grujios and his undead minions into a black hole. The Demonic Castle - Farewell Grujios


Missile Tank Robo was among the militia at Cleo City that came under the control of Nerve, initially attacking Rom's band. He was beaten up by Rod Drill before Pithus sorted out the apparent misunderstanding, although he sent the travellers away; only the tenacity of Rom and Sara saw them freed. The Heart of a Protecting Angel He later helped defend Emerald City from the Gyandlar, celebrating with Harley Robo after driving off the initial wave of attacks and then again when Triple Jim, Kendō Robo and Heli Transer arrived with fresh ammunition. Gather All Machine Robo Missile Tank Robo was among the task force who set out to Vira in order to obtain the Metal Laster, needed after Leina and the city's children were hit by a Gyandlar rust poison bomb; he hitched a lift on Blackbird Robo. Knight of the Devil's Mountain, Mask Rock He took a hit when Garudi was able to sneak into Emerald City onboard Tough Trailer. 10 Seconds Before the Explosion! Run, Tough Trailer! Missile Tank Robo was among the reinforcements who drove Garudi off when he tried to capture Rod Drill, Pro Truck Racer, Tough Trailer and Leina. Fire! Big Blazer Cannon! Later he went along with Battle Robo and Skyline Robo to advocate for a more aggressive strategy against the Gyandlar. Rom and Kendō Robo felt they didn't have the numbers but the trio then followed Pro Truck Racer out, getting attacked by Diondra. She dropped the cursed Demon Sword down, where it was grabbed by Tough Trailer. The weapon sent him mad and Missile Tank Robo was injured, being rescued from the possessed Machine Robo by Pro Truck Racer. Curse of the Demon Sword Medusa


After some impressive results, Missile Tank Robo was promoted to be part of the Land Commander 5 team along with Ambulance Robo, Porsche Robo, Fire Robo and Shuttle Robo - getting a kisses from Leina and Min along with some flowers for the feat. However, the new team's first battle was a tough baptism, involving a huge Gyandlar attack and then later a rough battle with the loose Rockgiran, the Battle Suit only being saved from being pushed into the Battle Base's core by the intervention of Harley Robo. Close Call, Land Commander 5! The armour was damaged again by the Gyandlar's lightning machine. Full Power, Wheelmen! Missile Tank Robo was then among the Machine Robo army that boarded the Gyandlar mothership Mighty Fortress, Heavenly Sword - Jet Don't Die! and, after the defeat of the aliens, opted to leave and explore the dimensional gateway once Cronos was safe. The Final Battle of Cronos

Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: ?

After the Machine Robo left Cronos and passed a dimensional gateway they re-emerged as the citizens of the Algo Republic on Electronic Planet B-1 with no memory of their previous adventures; Missile Tank Robo became a member of the Silver Wolves team in the Algo Army. Burning Electronic Planet He was later among the troops gathered by Rod Drill to attack the Gurendos Strongest Warrior - R.JeTan! but they got pinned down when the traitors Kizune and Gantsuke leaked the strategy. Crystal Eavesdropping Strategy Missile Tank Robo was part of the security detail on the main bridge into Crystal City when the Gurendos attacked and they were overwhelmed. Jet Riser - Full Fire! He joined a team led by Rod Drill to tackle a new Gurendos super-gun, though ultimately only the Winner Robo were able to evade security and destroy the weapon. Dangerous Grand Whale He fell under the control of the Gurendos' brainwashing satellite, joining a force of Silver Wolves led by Rod Drill to attack Crystal City; they were released thanks to the efforts of the Battle Hackers. Destroy the Fortress Satellite Missile Tank Robo was among the Silver Wolves who were part of a successful Algo Army attack on the Gurendos Quickly, Gattai Saurer! and in the forest during an attempt to stop a Gurendos offensive. Riser! Power Up! Along with New Shinkansen Robo he was among the guards on the Grand Whale when it was infiltrated by Shinobis and Igarn. However, the pair of them knocked off for a nap partway through the crisis, allowing Shinobis to swipe their plan of the base. Special Command - Destroy RIM He was later onboard the Grand Whale as RIM launched it to attack the Gurendos base.Goodbye - Battle Forever



Machine Robo[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Missile Tank Robo (1983)
    • ID number: MR-23
    • Accessories: 2 Ionoid Antitank Missiles
Missile Tank Robo was the 23rd figure in Bandai's Machine Robo Series and transforms from robot to M33[1] missile tank in 6 steps. The non-firing missiles can be mounted on the toy in either mode via shaped notches. Due to the use of ball-jointed metal connectors the figure has a range of articulation in the shoulders; however this is also a point of wear on many loose examples of the figure, while the ankles especially are prone to snapping. The shin stickers can also foul and wear during transformation to vehicle mode. Like the rest of the range, the figure retailed at ¥600.

Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Missile Tank Robo (Machine Robo Series, 1986)
    • ID number: MRB-4
    • Accessories: 2 Ionoid Antitank Missiles
Missile Tank Robo was reissued for the Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos toyline in updated packaging. The figure was assigned to the Battle Tribe, and featured no changes from the original Japanese release.


Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos (Action Toys)[edit]

Machine Robo Series[edit]

  • Missiletank Robo (2017)
    • ID number: MR-08
    • Accessories: missiles (2), pistol, stand

The eighth figure in Action Toys' Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos series, Missile Tank Robo converts from robot to M33 missile tank. The figure, designed by Awaken Studios, features a mix of plastic and diecast. As a modern figure, Missile Tank features a wide range of articulation - and considerably better proportions than the original figure. In another upgrade, the missile mount can properly raise and turn - without exposing the robot mode chest either. As seems to be typical for the range, the extra pistol is of unknown inspiration; the missiles can clip to this to make a large hand-held weapon if so desired.


  1. Missile Tank Robo's instructions name his alternate tank mode as an M33, which was made up by Bandai for the figure.