Air Commander


Level 7 Decepticon

"No point in wasting my mind."

Team: Amalgamated Pretense [RDD]
Commander: Sustain
Faction: Decepticon
Level: 7
Total XP: 14,526,763xp
Unspent XP: 126,763 xp
Upgrades: 64 (+4 to next level)
L7 (59) (68) L8
Armor: 5 tons of Nucleon Tempered Steel
Doing: Inactive
Status: Not damaged (100%)

Raider's Bio

Name: Raider
Current Faction: Decepticon
Quote: "No point in wasting my mind.”
Team: Amalgamated Pretense
Team Commander: Thundertron
Function : Team Air Commander.

Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 4
Rank: 3
Courage: 6
Firepower: 4
Skill: 9

Origin location: Tyrest
Wingmates: Windcon
Spark date: March 14.
Status: Active.

Fiercely loyal to Soundwave, Raider is a prime example of a warrior. She is willing to think things through and even question them in the best interest of the Decepticon cause. This made her a principal candidate for Thundertron’s team when she was finally pulled from her duties on Earth. Her ability to learn and adapt fast was welcomed, though she had not wanted to go. This had meant she was pulled away from Soundwave, however it didn’t take her long to find she had some ground to walk on as the communications officer would be checking in directly with and not the team leader. This made all the difference and kept her content.

It is plainly obvious that Raider carries strong feelings toward Soundwave, they have been known to spend many a time together. She has finally grown to feel more self confident without him and has been able to concentrate more on her tasks at hand. This has gained her the team’s air commander position.

Raider has brought Windcon up to speed, the two of them had been team mates some years ago and both are quiet happy to be wingmates. Though the commander title doesn’t mean much due to the lack of air support, Raider and Windcon have made up for that in quick thinking and flying expertise.

Fast in the air as well as fluid on the ground Raider is able to get in get the job done and get out. Her weapon of choice normally just a pulse blaster she prefers to outsmart her enemies when she can, if that is not an option she can normally out run them or run them in to a pack of waiting teammates. Soundwave constant closeness has allowed her to link with him giving her the instant advantage of his option at near anytime.

Raider is the only seeker on the team, but not the only jet. Her alt mode is used at this point for high attacks and drawing attention from the other ground assault Decepticons. She takes the orders from Thundertron reluctantly, and usually runs them through her processor for approval before seeing them out. Returning to Daraknus is a slight blessing in disguise; something has made her feel at home here more than anywhere else. Fighting on the home front gives her the advantage; she also has downloaded the terrain to Windcon.

Humanistic tendencies are riddled though this subject, though cold and calculating most times, she is also shown strong compassion as well as instances of guilt. So far she has kept her emotions directed at Soundwave who returns her affections.

Subject can become arrogant and unwilling to listen to others, causing in most instances her team to be damaged as well as the failure of the mission.

Raider joined Thundertron as a demand from Megatron once she was called from Earth to Cybertron. She has made her abilities to strategize any situation as well as repair near anything, known throughout the Decepticon Empire, however that is not her preference. Her loyalty to Soundwave and thus Megatron made her the best candidate, to help the leader’s brother with anything that he might need though keeping her close enough for Megatron’s use that same time. The landing on Daraknus was a welcome arrangement to Raider, she had longed for a more stable home since she had left Earth. She put her talents to good use making items that allowed the construction of more buildings and foundations solid with the limited resources on the surface. In the same instance she has been able to adapt to the life on Cybertron and work the vast number of materials that is now available. She has also been given the option to study more complex things with Shockwave thus increasing her comprehension of Decepticon technology.

There are rumors however that Megatron had separated Raider from Soundwave to keep them from acting irrationally on the battlefield, though there has never been a reason for such an action, and on top of that once Soundwave had joined the team there was no longer worry. Raider enjoys the distance that she has from Megatron not willing to say so, but not enjoying his mood swings either. Soundwave having left the team proves that she isn’t just there for him. Her place on the team is solidified by her work with Syphonic as well as her ability to read and know what Thundertron wants before his anger gets the best of him. Even though all this she still feels that Thundertron talks down to her as well as being flat out condescending because she has no interest in him. She and Sustain work closely together on projects that quickly come about and are very reliable, the two seem to be a complement together.

Other specs
* Crew: 1 pilot (not needed)
* Length: 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)
* Wingspan: 30 ft 4 in (9.25 m)
* Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.55 m)
* Wing area: 243.4 ft (22.61 m)
* Airfoil: supercritical airfoil
* Empty weight: 14,865 lb (6,745 kg) without sentience
* New weight: 18,337 lb (8,317 kg) Including all on board computers
* Loaded weight: 22,950 lb (10,410 kg)
* Max takeoff weight:
o Rolling: 31,000 lb (14,000 kg)
o Vertical: 20,755 lb (9,415 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 Rolls-Royce F402-RR-408 (Mk 107) vectored-thrust turbofan engine, 21,750 lbf (96.75 kN)

* Maximum speed: .89 Mach (675 mph, 1,085 km/h) at sea level
* Range: 1,200 nm (1,400 mi, 2,200 km)
* Ferry range: 1,800 nm (3,300 km)
* Rate of climb: 14,700 ft/min (4,485 m/min)
* Wing loading: 94.29 lb/ft (460.4 kg/m)

* Guns: 1 GAU-12U "Equalizer" 25 mm cannon (left pod) and 300 rounds of ammunition (right pod) (American, Spanish, Italian configuration)
* Hardpoints: 7 with a capacity of 13,200 lb (STOVL) of stores, including iron bombs, cluster bombs, napalm canisters, laser-guided bombs, AGM-65 Maverick or AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, a LITENING targeting pod, up to four AIM-9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles. Radar equipped AV-8B+ variants can carry up to four AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles. An upgrade program is currently fitting airframes with wiring and software to employ 1760 bus based weapons “smart weapons” (i.e.JDAM),

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