- artillery and Carrierzord for Rescuezords
Porto had printed out
information hidden in the Turbo
Megazord's database and gave it to Havoc in a black "Top Secret" binder which
contained information on the unintroduced Siren Blaster Rescuezord and Artillatron,
but most importantly, the Phantom Ranger
and his Power Ruby.
To get past a wall (which Phantom called rubble) at the end of a tunnel beneath Angel Grove, Phantom summoned a laser weapon which, when
the Rangers joined in with their Auto Blasters, blasted a hole through the
wall; the next time the Rangers would be
seen, they would be in the Rescuezords in
Alpha Six wasn't
familiar with the sound of Artillatron's engines roaring, but General Havoc appeared to be.
Artillatron came from inside, beneath, or behind
what looked like a domed sports stadium in Angel Grove.
Artillatron consisted of three sections hooked
together like a train; the front section, marked "1," carried Lightning Fire Tamer; the middle
section, marked "5" and "3," carried Wind
Rescue and Thunder Loader, and the
rear section, "marked "2" and "4," carried Siren Blaster and Star Racer.
Mounted above Artillatron's rear section were two
artillery cannons: the one over the
"2" section had a spinning turret on the end, and the one over the "4"
section had a claw hand covering a cannon barrel.
Artillatron had across its side the same "VRV"
found in multiple places on the Rescuezords and Rescue Megazord. (see "Recurring letters")
In the head of Artillatron (located on top of the
front section) was a cockpit with at least three seats, perhaps five; in
this cockpit, Phantom Ranger sat and
gave directions to the Rangers during
their first time using the Rescuezords.
into something in his hand to communicate with the Rangers in the Rescuezords.
In the back wall of Artillatron's cockpit was a
panel containing five monitors, one connected to each Rescuezord cockpit.
Once the Rescuezords were deployed, Artillatron, with
the artillery cannons now mounted on
the sides of the front section, would lift its front section onto the
middle, then both of those onto the rear section as it slid forward;
this would place the giant vehicle in robot mode, even though this mode
would never do anything but give the Rescue
Megazord its artillery cannons.
would assemble into its robot mode, the wheels on the rear segment would
remain stationary as the segment rolled forward to move underneath the
other two segments.
When summoning the Rescuezords (brought out by Artillatron), the
Rangers would almost always touch the
right sides of their helmets, as if activating earpieces inside the
helmets rather than communicators.
When the Rescuezords were summoned, Artillatron would,
unless otherwise noted, drive out from a holding bay and deploy the Rescuezords; from this point on, Artillatron
would always act while unpiloted.
The Rangers would
drop down into their Rescuezord cockpits
after Artillatron had driven out but before the doors had opened.
Artillatron would always assemble into robot mode
after the Rescuezords had driven away.
When the Rangers
summoned the Rescuezords after being shot
at by Robo Racer's cannon, there were four
Ranger-colored smoke explosions in
the desert (as had introduced the Turbozords' arrival several times in the past)
before the Rescuezords were shown driving
in with multiple non-colored explosions behind them, presumably caused
by Robo Racer's cannon.
Although Artillatron apparently hadn't brought
out the Rescuezords, it was present to
beam the Rescue Megazord the artillery cannons.
When the Rangers summoned the Rescuezords, there was a shot of Artillatron
driving through the city before the
underground doors opened to reveal Artillatron still in the holding bay.
again drove out by themselves without Artillatron, after the four Ranger-colored smoke explosions
appeared in the desert; again,
however, Artillatron was soon nearby to beam in the artillery cannons.
Artillatron was last shown beaming the artillery cannons to the Rescue Megazord; Goldgoyle would soon destroy the Rescue and Turbo Megazords, with no destruction of
Artillatron's name comes from the toy line.
According to the toy line, Artillatron, the
"Turbo Transport," was the Phantom
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.