Manufacturing Information




Affiliation Information
Controlled by


Used against

Natarl UFOs

Production Information
First appearance

Battle in Outer Space

Last appearance

Battle in Outer Space

The SPIPs (スピップ号,   Suppipu-gō?) are spaceships created by Toho that first appeared in the 1959 tokusatsu film, Battle in Outer Space.


The two SPIPs, SPIP-1 and SPIP-2 were sent out to space on a course for the Moon in order for data to be gathered on the Natarls. As they began to approach the Moon, two guided torpedoes were fired off by the enemy race and were headed straight towards the SPIPs. However, the two crafts' heat-ray cannons easily destroyed the projectiles.

Meanwhile, one of the crew members, Iwomura was being remotely mind-controlled by the Natarls, who ordered him to cut the power to SPIP-1's heat ray. This rendered SPIP-1 defenseless, and SPIP-2 was forced to fire down the remaining projectiles on its own. Despite this setback, the SPIPs were still able to make it to the Moon and had a smooth landing on the surface.

Both SPIPs deployed their respective Moon All Terrain Vehicles, Car 1 from SPIP-1 and Car 2 from SPIP-2. The crew boarded the lunar exploration vehicles, but left Iwomura behind, and drove about the Moon in search of the Natarl base. Eventually, they spotted a suspicious cave and decided to explore it on foot. As the descended deeper and deeper into the cave, the base was found. After damaging it with laser cannons, the crews retreated back to their All Terrain Vehicles and arrived back at base after a Natarl ambush.

Much to their surprise, when they had returned SPIP-1 was but a pile of rubble. While they were busy with the base, Iwomura was controlled once again, this time to destroy the ship. With SPIP-1 destroyed, the crews had no choice but to board SPIP-2, which they managed to safely fly back to Earth.


  • Capable of flight and space travel
  • Can fire heat rays from a front-mounted laser cannon


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Heisei era Hyper Laser CannonSuper XSoviet Nuclear Attack SatelliteSuper X2Anti-Nuclear Energy BacteriaM6000 T.C. SystemMBT-92MBAW-93ASTOL-MB93GarudaLand MogueraStar FalconDAG-MB96Super X3Nilai-Kanai Guardian Tower
Millennium series GX-813 GriffonDimension TideTaihoD-03 MissileAC-3 White HeronEclairKaryuRumblingDogfighter
Toho reboot series Massive Ordnance PenetratorGodzilla blood coagulantElectromagnetic Induction Rifle
Miscellaneous Potaedong 55Mind-Destruction CoilPolonium 210Dublin VX VIIIAAC-BetaVulture
Land vehicles
Showa era M24 Chaffee Tank155mm Howitzer M124 Twin Rocket CarHonest John Missile LauncherM4A3E8 Sherman TankType 61 TankHalf Track V2 RocketsTyphoon DevastatorsExploration CarThunder Number
Heisei era Type 90 Tank
Millennium series Full Metal Missile LauncherType 96 APCType 88 SSM
TriStar Pictures HMMWVM270 MRLSM1 Abrams
Toho reboot series Type 10Type 96 Multi-Purpose Missile SystemType 99 155mm Self-propelled HowitzerAratrumLanding shipExosuit
Airborne vehicles
Showa era F86F SabreLockheed T-33A Shooting StarSaunders-Roe A.36 LerwickSikorsky H-19 ChickasawKawasaki-Vertol KV-107 IICessna 170Curtiss C-46DFokker F27 FriendshipP-1Red Bamboo Fighter JetC19 Personal Carrier
Heisei era Bell 212Kawasaki P-3C OrionMitsubishi F-1Mitsubishi F-15JF-16 Fighting FalconAH-64 ApacheBoeing 747Hughes 500CAH-1 Cobra
Millennium series
TriStar Pictures F-18 HornetUH-1H IroquoisCanberraPiasecki H-21BOH-6D Cayuse
MonsterVerse AgustaWestland AW109Airbus A340Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Toho reboot series Mitsubishi F-2Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Waterborne vehicles
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Heisei era BalashevoDD-122 Hatsuyuki
Millennium series Mini-SGSSatsumaHatsuyuki
TriStar Pictures Ohio Class Nuclear-Powered SubLos Angeles-Class Nuclear Attack SubH.E.A.T. Seeker
MonsterVerse USS Saratoga
Extraterrestrial vehicles
Showa era Mysterian Space StationMysterian DomeMysterian UFONatarl UFONatarl Mother ShipXilien UFOKilaak UFOTerran UFOVirasian UFOVirasian Mind Control DeviceSpaceship Zanon
Millennium series Millennian UFOXilien UFOs α, ß and γXilien MothershipXilien Fighter
Video games Hammer Sub
Showa era CadmiumSpace Station JSS-3Weather Control CapsuleRadioactivity SondeAAB GammaHuman-SignGreen Call