FIRST APPEARANCE: TRANSFORMERS # 17
me, you have to catch me first."
Powerglide is a show-off. While most of his fellow
Autobots are literally grounded by their abilities, he
can take to the air, and he is exceedingly proud of that
fact. He uses his ability to release brief bursts of
great power to more than make up for his relatively slow
flying speed. Consequently, his maneuverability is
incredible. Whether putting on a show for his comrades or
evading enemy fire, he delights in displaying his
dazzling aerial virtuosity. And, like any showman,
Powerglide only demands one thing from his audience after
one of his performances - their appreciation. And he'll
accept it from friend and foe alike.
In vehicular mode, Powerglide can reach a cruising speed
of 500 mph. He can, for short periods, increase his power
output dramatically and increase his speed to 3200 mph.
His maneuverability is excellent; he can complete an
aerial loop perpendicular to the ground with a radius of
only .3 miles. He carries small concussion bombs and can
shoot a short range high-temperature thermal beam from
the tip of his nose module. He can also use the beam in
As a result of the great confidence he has in his flying
ability, Powerglide often gets into more trouble than he
can handle with enemy jets. He has relatively little
strength in robot mode.