Thursday, June 18, 2009

5-piece Blasters and Bazookas

UPDATED 10.18.11 
 Yet another of my lists. I wanted to see if one of these group weapons were phased out but it seems they are still being used to this day. First I cover the blasters made of individual weapons and then the cannons that was just a cannon or from a robot or vehicle or a variation. The teams that had nothing like this were Goranger, Denjiman, Sun Vulcan, Goggle V, Dynaman, Bioman, Kakuranger, Gingaman, and Magiranger. Most of the those mentioned used energy as a group attack, a ball they kicked around with their energy or put their weapons next to each other but not combined.

5 (with more or less)-piece Blasters (13):
Penta-Force Cannon (Battle Fever)
A lazy-looking version but it was the first. It was the first of its kind... sort of, the JAKQ's Big Bomber was five-piece but they were not individual weapons. This was made of their Command Bats, which was their common sidearms.
Note: Pictures that follow were scanned by Mike Bastian.

Power Bazooka (Changeman)
It looked like a team cannon but it was made of five individual cannons.

Rolling Vulcan (Flashman)
For the second time, the Flashman put together their cannons to make one big five-barrel cannon.

Howling Cannon/Power Blaster (Zyuranger/MMPR)
No Comment.

Big Bang Blaster/Zeo Blaster (Ohranger/Zeo)
This was actually seven-in-one, the five individual weapons and the two common side-weapons together.

Giga Formula / Turbo R.A.M. (Carranger/Turbo)
This was cool because the three weapons formed together to make a little car and a blaster.

Multi Attack Rifle/Quadroblaster (Megaranger/Space) This was unique as it was not a 5-piece blaster but four piece, the Red Ranger would blast along with them with his individual weapon locked with the similar weapon each member had.

Lifebird/Rescuebird (GoGoV/LR)
This weapon was unique as it was made from 5 individual weapons and not only made a cannon but it also made a bird that flew. The individual weapons weren't used much by the Lightspeed Rescue Rangers.

Vortech Bazooka/Vortex Blaster (Timeranger/Time Force)
This is third and possibly last time that a group bazooka was made of five individual weapons the Rangers used.

Evil-Crushing Hundred Beast Sword/Jungle Sword (Gaoranger/Wild Force)
This one was mosty straight and was held upwards. In Power Rangers, they had a second blaster based on some of the other Auxiliary Power Animals.

Victory Gadget / Thunderstorm Cannon (Hurricanger/Ninja Storm)
The Triple Gadget/Storm Striker had three modes (and in Sentai, 3 unique names while in PR, only one) and the Double Gadget/Thunder Blaster only had one mode.

Super Dino Bomber/Z-Rex Blaster (Abaranger/Dino Thunder)
Most of the time, we only saw the three weapons become one, occasionally with the Black weapon. But White was rare and I think the name was not said on either side.

Super Highway Blaster/RPM Enforcer (Go-Onger/RPM)
The first three Go-Onger's weapons became one blaster and other two made a blaster and the two blasters became one.

Gosei Buster (Goseiger)
Skyick and Landsea Busters combined.

Bazookas (13):
Big Bomber (JAKQ)
The JAKQ crew had to assemble the cannon but it was not like they used the pieces as weapons individually.

Jet Cannon (Maskman)
I like the look of this. It was so old school because Red Mask had to put a backpack and a tube connecting to it.

Triple Bazooka (Liveman)
I beleive this came before the other two came in and then they used it with the five.

V Turbo Bazooka (Turboranger)
It had all the Ranger colors on it.

Earth Cannon (Fiveman)
Their robot nanny Arthur G6 becomes the Earth Cannon. It had all the Ranger colors, including green on it.

Fire Bazooka (Jetman)
The only vehicle to become a cannon. It was just red.

Super Chi-Power Bazooka/Power Cannon (Dairanger/MMPR)
The Dairanger added their Lailai jewels into it and needed the power from Kibaranger and Daimugen too. The Power Cannon, instead, used power balls.

OhreBazooka/Zeo Cannon (Ohranger/Zeo)
In both Ohranger and Zeo, they had a 5-piece blaster and this cannon.

Giga Booster/Turbine Laser (Carranger/Turbo)
The Carranger/Turbo both had a 5-piece blaster and this cannon. It could go on top of their blue jeep.

D-Bazooka/Canine Cannon (Dekaranger/SPD)
This is the second time in Sentai history that a robotic friend became a bazooka. Murphy/R.I.C. also became the armor for the Battlizer.

DualCrasher/Drill Blaster (Boukenger/Operation Overdrive)
It had the motifs of two of the auxiliary zords and used by all five, it would be held by one of them using a special vest. It was used as a group weapon even though it didn't look like it.

GekiBazooka/Claw Cannon (Gekiranger/Jungle Fury)
The cannon had three colors of the main three Gekiranger. Most of the time it was only used by three people. It once used by Blue, Violet and Chopper/Rhino Ranger.

Rekka Daizanto Ozutsu Mode (Shinkenger)
Red's main weapon takes six Hiden Rings to become a cannon. It depends on the ring on the white part that what power it would have.

 Super Sentai Bazooka (Gokaiger)
The Super Sentai Bazooka is a cannon used by the Gokaigers and Goseigers that was created by the first 33 Super Sentai teams' power and spirit. It appears in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle.

GokaiGalleon Buster (Gokaiger)
It was created by Don after tinkering with the GokaiGuns to use more than one Ranger Key per weapon. Don uses the Greater Power of the Ohrangers and after turning all five keys, they transform it into the GokaiGalleon Buster.


Sean Akizuki said...

I think you forgot about Hurricanger...

Anonymous said...

bout maskman...the picture you use is the Shot Bomber there first Cannon...then after it was destroyed they created another one and thats the Jet Cannon...

Unknown said...

Can you update this article? In Gokaiger-Goseiger 199 Great War Movie, they have the Super Sentai Bazooka that contains all the Powers of the Super Sentai Series from 1975 to 2011. Temporarily defeating Giant Black Cross Fuhrer. I think there is a picture somewhere.