- Weapon: Automatic Acid-Pellet Gun
Function: Ground Troop Support and Aerial Superiority Fighter
Alternative Form: F-35B Short and Vertical Take Off Variant
Weapons: Neutron Rifle in Robot form, Twin Mortar Cannons in Jet form
Height: 28ft - 8.54m
Quote: “I’m even better than I think I am.”
Technical Skills: 9
Abilities: One of the most agile fighters in the Autobot Air Force. He can reach speeds of Mach 2. He can hit a target no bigger than a micro screw at nearly 3 Astro Kilometers. Uses two forms of weaponry, the Neutron Rifle in his robot form and the Twin Mortar Cannon in Aircraft form. His sensors are capable of tracking several dozen targets at once while his weapons lock in for the kill. Future member of Superion
Profile: If there was an award for self aggrandizement, Slingshot would be its annual recipient. An incessant braggart, this agile Autobot is not above taking the credit for the actions of others. He can score a grazing hit upon the enemy and claim it as a glorious kill, and likewise if he is unsuccessful the blame falls at the feet of other mechanisms. He stands alone most of the time with his tales of false glory intermixed with brief snippets of truth, just to give the audience a brief feel of authenticity.
That is not to say that he is a consummate liar. Slingshot is a hard working Autobot, loyal to a fault to the cause. He uses his bravado as a cloak to hide all of the deficiencies. Inwardly he is insecure about all of the actions he takes on the battlefield. If he fails in his assignments, he knows his friends or at least comrades will suffer even stiffer losses. That sort of pressure never leaves his processor as he takes to the sky.
Slingshot is the Aerialbot’s sharpshooter, the best shot in the air ranks of the Autobot corps, if he does say so himself. It is said he can hit the wire off a micro screw at nearly two astro klicks out. He is incredibly agile while in fighter mode, lending to his functions as the Aerialbot’s ground support and air superiority specialist.
Personally he cannot see why Optimus Prime gave command of the squadron to Silverbolt, and tends to resent the commander for his cowardice while in the air. He is abrasive and tends to rub everyone, including his wingmechs the wrong way. But even still, most Autobots would rather have him in the air providing cover than most any other flier.
Weaknesses: Slingshot is the weakest of the Aerialbots. His armor is thin along the wing struts. He is something of a reckless fighter in the sky, and tends to get into the thick of combat and in over his afterburner. While his skills are considerable to handle such odds, it is during these times where self doubts creep in and begin to hinder his performance. His abrasive personality and continual bragging does not lend himself to making friends, and tends to alienate allies.