Moonlight SY-3

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Moonlight SY-3
The Moonlight SY-3 in Destroy All Monsters
Subtitle(s) Newly-Produced Spacecraft
(新鋭宇宙艇,   Shinei Uchū-tei)[1]
Length 124 meters,[1]
46.7 meters (front rocket),[1]
77 meters (rear rocket)[1]
Targets Kilaaks
Piloted by Katsuo Yamabe
Attaches to Exploration Car
First appearance Destroy All Monsters

The Moonlight SY-3 (ムーンライトSY3,   Mūnraito Esu Wai Surīgō) is an aerial vehicle that appeared in Destroy All Monsters.


Showa era

Destroy All Monsters

In the middle of a worldwide kaiju attack by the Kilaaks, the Moonlight SY-3 was launched to find the aliens' base and mind-control transmitter on the moon. Landing on the moon's Cassini Crater, an Exploration Car was deployed from the SY-3, driven by several scientists and soldiers. When the device was discovered, the ground erupted into flames as the aliens mounted a defensive attack from their base against the humans. The Exploration Car drove across the lunar landscape, and fired its missiles at the base's entrance, destroying it. Now, the SY-3 returned to the air, and flew towards the transmitter, attacking it with all of its weaponry, but the missiles and bullets shot at the transmitter did little damage. Then, an idea was thought of. Taking one of the lasers from the Exploration Car, the SY-3 fired its new weapon at the transmitter, causing it to fall to the ground, and freeing Earth's monsters from their alien controllers. Victorious, the SY-3 blasted off, and returned to Earth. The SY-3 arrived home as Rodan was being set on fire by the Fire Dragon. Even though all the monsters had taken down King Ghidorah collectively, the spacecraft was too fast for them to attack, so the SY-3 flew in to help, blasting the Fire Dragon with its lasers and destroying it.



The Moonlight SY-3 is capable of flight.

Space travel

The Moonlight SY-3 is capable of space travel.


The Moonlight SY-3 can fire a variety of missiles.


The Moonlight SY-3 is able to deploy an Exploration Car.


The Moonlight SY-3 can be retrofitted with the Exploration Car's weaponry.

Video games

Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!

The Moonlight SY-3 appears as an ally in Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!. Like the Super X, it flies along the top of the screen. Sometimes it may leave power-ups while firing at the enemies. Its colors are different based on which kaiju is being used by the player, being blue for Godzilla, and gold for Mothra.

Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters

The Moonlight SY-3 appears as a playable unit in Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters. It requires that three shipments of parts be sent from one base to another and then a few turns pass while it is being assembled, but it is the most powerful unit the player can control.



This is a list of references for Moonlight SY-3. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 53. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.


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