|Home world:||Planet Kill|
|First appearance:||Ultraseven Episode 28 "Dash The 700 Kilometers!" (1968)|
|Latest appearance:||Shin Ultraman Retsuden Episode 38: "Surprise! World of Monster Rush"|
|Affiliation:||Alien Kill (Master)|
Subtitle: Tank Monster (戦車怪獣 Sensha Kaijū?)
A biological weapon created by the Alien Kill after its masters were killed in action against The Ultra Garrison, Dinosaur Tank was unleashed. Emerging from the side of a mountain, it had the experimental explosive the TDF was working on, in its mouth. Dinosaur Tank attacked the Ultra Garrison's testing site by using its laser eyes, knocking two members unconscious and burying Dan alive. Fortunately Dan was able to transform into Ultraseven and managed to rescue the two men from being crushed by Dinosaur Tank. Ultraseven had a hard time fighting Dinosaur Tank after the monster pummeled him with its tail and ran over his left arm. Ultraseven continued to fight back, however, and managed to get ahold of the monster by attacking it from its blind spot, its back. During the fray, Dinosaur Tank dropped the bomb from its mouth, giving Ultraseven the perfect opportunity to stop the weapon. As Ultraseven timed out Dinosaur Tank's returning assault, Ultraseven ignited the bomb with his Handmill Ray and Dinosaur Tank was destroyed in the bomb's explosion.
- The Dinosaur Tank suit would later be used to create the monster Riggah.
- Dinosaur Tank was one of the monsters seen in one of the stock footages of Seven's past battles in episode 48.
- Although the dinosaur was sculpted by Ryosaku Takayama, the tank is alleged to have been based on the miniature of the Type 61 tank borrowed from the Nikkatsu movie company that was used in their kaiju movie ‘Gappa The Triphibian Monsters’ screened in 1967.
Ultraman Orb Chapter 2: "I am the Migration Bird of Galaxy" arc
After Gai discovered that the meteor which was about to hit Jewel Planet Cobol was fake, Dino-Tank was deployed to fight against Ultraman Orb. Upon its defeat, Gai exposed Mulnau and Jiggle but the former escaped, leaving a jewel for the Earth element of Orbcalibur.
Monster Buster & Monster Buster Powered
Dinosaur Tank was one of the many kaiju to appear during the Monster Buster series. Two subspecies appeared, called Dinosaur Tank Snow Camouflage (恐竜戦車雪迷彩, Kyōryū Sensha Yuki Meisai?) and Dinosaur Tank Green Camouflage (恐竜戦車緑迷彩, Kyōryū sensha midori meisai?).
Daikaiju Rush: Ultra Frontier
In this short film, a new variant of Dinosaur Tank appeared, under the name Dinosaur Tank Mark II (恐竜戦車マークII Kyōryū Sensha Ma-ku II?). Three Alien Hunter teams, one team composed of Alien Babalou, Alien Metron and Alien Zarab, another composed of Alien Hipporito, Alien Temperor and Kyrieloid and finally the Rush Hunters participate the battle. With the last team standing is the Rush Hunters, Magna began to attack until he was chased by the monster. Barel saves him by surrounding Dino-Tank with his dome, giving Garn and Magna an opening to strike the monster's Plasma Soul. However, with one still remaining, an exhausted Barel destroys the crystal, causing Dino-Tank to fall into a pit and explode, making the Rush Hunters a winner.
Plasma Killersaurus Hunting
Dinosaur Tank Mark II appeared at the very end alongside Red King, Neronga, Antlar, Eleking, Velokron, King Joe, Gandar, and Super-Earth Gomora and are about to face off against the trio and many Alien Metron, Waroga, Kyrieloid, Alien Zarab, other Alien Guts, Alien Babarue, Alien Chibu in exosuits, Yapool, Alien Temperor, Alien Nackle, and other Alien Magma.
Toy Release InformationDinosaur Tank (shortened as Dino-Tank) was only released twice by Bandai as a vinyl figure but was released by many other companies as well (not mentioned here). Dino Tank was released originally in the 2000 Ultramonster Series in a dark brown color with gold highlights (as shown in photo). Later on, Bandai reissued this figure in the 2009 Ultramonster Series using a grey vinyl with dark brown and silver highlights. Both, fortunately, have eyes and teeth painted on. Dino Tank is #43 in the 2009 series.
A Spark Doll of Dino Tank was also released by Bandai, in September 2014.