It's a canon... What else is there? Long Tom is ment to be a canon in shape and colourings of a white tiger. However some episodes have it black or even gold! Could be the fault of lazy animators or they just don't give a damn.
It serves as the ship's main canon. Billy Jukes is seen to be cleaning the canon, being a lazy ass and sleeping on it or cramming canon balls down it's throat.
- Billy's favourite thing in the whole wide universe!
- Long Tom, being a canon could be a refernce to the 155 mm Long Tom, which was a very, badass looking canon! It wasn't a tiger, though.
- Long Tom's colour schemes seem to flux between episodes. This is an animation flub. Long Tom's colourings flux from being a white tiger canon, a reverse tiger, a gold
hippotiger or a plain looking tiger.
- Long Tom does not like Frosted Flakes, nor does he know Tony the Tiger.
- He may know Tigatron, though.