FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 21
look first, you may not leap."
Air Raid loves surprises. He prefers to suddenly streak
into a cluster of Decepticons, whether they're airborne
or on the ground, over shooting at them from long range.
"That always sparks their wires a bit," he
laughs. Of all the Aerialbots, his tactics are the most
fearless, although some might call them rash and foolish.
No matter - his gung-ho, wild-eyed personality
legitimizes either viewpoint. At the core of his actions
is one goal that drives him above all else - he wants to
have fun! And no matter what he's involved in, he
achieves that goal - even in the middle of a war.
Air Raid can fly at speeds of up to Mach 2.5 and has
a range of 1500 miles. He can shoot air-to-air
heat-seeking missiles and, in robot mode, carries a
torque rifle whose beam can apply up to 80,000 psi of
rotational force to any object. Only the strongest
materials can withstand warping and breaking under such
pressure. He combines with his fellow Aerialbots to form
the giant robot known as Superion.
His reckless behavior often leaves Air Raid exposed to
greater odds than he can reasonably expect to handle.