Hermit Crab Type
|Maximum Speed||Land: 100 kmph (62 mph) Water: 50 knots (92 km/h or 57 mph)|
|Weapons||High-Output Beam Cannon,|
|Equipment||Infared Laser Searchlight,|
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Sea Panther was used by the Zenebas Empire. Like its type suggests, it was designed for amphibious work, and is fairly well-armed and armored for a Zoid of its size. Common variations (as seen on the OJR box) included one equipped with armor-piercing drills, and one modified with a heavy cannon even more like the tank it seems to derive its name from.
Battle Story Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Zenebas Empire, having fled to the Dark Continent to regroup and get nastier Zoids, made to land on the Central Continent in ZAC 2041, engaging in a two-pronged surprise attack. The Sea Panther was involved in the ground half of this operation, presumably, as it was well-designed for such work.
Media Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Zoid does not appear in any of the anime, though it's seen in earlier Zoid video games as wandering monsters.
Models[edit | edit source]
Zoids (1983)[edit | edit source]
The Sea Panther was originally released as part of the Zoids (1983) line, it was introduced in 1987. It was silver-grey and bright red plastic. The caps are a greyish teal, the cockpit a translucent red, and the pilot chrome silver. It uses a wind up motor for motion. The Zoid shares the same early "clampshell" cockpit style as most early Zenebas Zoids.
Zoids Graphics[edit | edit source]
Almost exactly identical to the 1983, the Zoid was reissued as a part of the Graphics release.
The box art on the back of the 1983 version lead to the creation of the One Blox series for the Sea Panther.