Air Raid is a member of a group of aircraft Autobots called Aerialbots. He can transform into an F-15 Eagle jet and forms into the right leg of Superion. He and his fellow Aerialbot team members were rebuilt by Optimus Prime and his fellow Autobots from old Cybertronian jet and shuttle parts to resemble Earth jets and brought to life when Alpha Trion sacrificed himself to activate Vector Sigma on Cybertron. He is the most impulsive member of the group and he likes to fight Decepticons right up close.
Air Raid is decorated primarily in black with a silver cockpit, and silver, black, yellow and red stripes on his wings and tail rudders. He features fairly realistic proportions, and a large amount of molded details on the surface of his jet parts. He features fixed rolling rear landing gear, and a rolling front gear that can fold into the nosecone. His transformation is the same scheme as the other three small Aerialbots: the cockpit and tail sections pivot on rods to form a “backpack”, the wings fold upward, the jet rear extends, and the arms pivot out on rods to his sides. His robot mode is decorated with a die-cast chestplate, stickers, and molded leg details. His face is painted the same silver as the cockpit canopy, and he can wield his small pistol by clipping it over his fist.
Air Raid transforms into an F-15C fighter jet. As a “Scramble City” combiner, Air Raid can transform into any combiner’s leg or arm by folding the jet parts onto his back, or additionally flip the head down and extending his legs, respectively, and attaching the appropriate accessory. He typically forms Superion’s right arm (in Silverbolt’s instructions, or left leg. Air Raid carries air-to-air heat-seeking missiles, uses torque rifle whose beam applies 80,000 psi of rotational force.
Air Raid prefers streaking into a cluster of Decepticons to shooting at them from long range. Likewise, he is the most fearless Autobot who wants to have fun.