Dry Bomber

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Dry Bomber
The model of the Dry Bomber from Mario Kart DS
Dry Bomber
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling
Average stats Weight
Weak stats Speed, Drift, Items
Appears in Mario Kart DS

The Dry Bomber is Dry Bones' unlockable signature kart in Mario Kart DS. It is a beige-colored kart resembling a miniature tank with the driver sitting where the hatch would be. It is based off of the German Elefant tank destroyer, most apparent in the design of the stationary gun, muzzle brake, gun mantlet, and the trapezoidal casemate where the driver sits. The emblem is located on both sides of the casemate. It has low speed and items, as well as average weight and below-average drift (tied with the Brute). Conversely, the Dry Bomber has the highest acceleration and handling among all the karts in the game. The Dry Bomber (with a lightweight character driving) has the best off-road of any vehicle, and is notable for its incredibly powerful Mini-Turbo boost, somewhat comparable to Super Mini-Turbo of later games as well as a Mushroom. The powerful boosts are widely utilized for the infamous "Snaking" technique, and with the right timing, can be used to dodge a Spiny Shell in certain courses.

The kart is unlocked for Peach and Toad as well when the player gets gold trophies in all Nitro or Retro Courses in 150cc, and becomes available for everyone else when gold trophies are obtained in every cup in 150cc Mirror Mode.


Speed: 34/100
Acceleration: 100/100
Weight: 58/100
Handling: 100/100
Drift: 49/100
Items: 33/100


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カロン・カノン
Karon Kanon
Dry Bones Cannon
French Tank Tank
German Knochenpanzer Bone Tank
Italian Ossarmato From "osso" (bone) and "carroarmato" (tank)
Korean 와르탱크
Dry Bones' Tank
Spanish Tanketor From "tank" with suffix "-etor", almost like "exterminator"