Transformers

Season 2 Episode 41

Aerial Assault

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Dec 10, 1985 on ABC Family
8.1
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Plans for an air fortress currently take up the Decepticons and Combaticons' time. An arms smuggler helps them 'acquire' a Middle East palace and airplanes essential to the plot. It's rather complicated, but necessary to maintain secrecy as best as possible. Upon arriving into the region themselves, the Aerialbots try to take care of business. Slingshot and Sky Dive get into big trouble, but are saved by Hassan, who has a personal stake in this situation. Will he be enough to help the Aerialbots come out on top?moreless

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  • Top Aerialbots.

    9.1
    A good episode wtih something that I really like: aerial combat betwen plane. It´s a good episode for a character development for Slingshot. He's previously been shown to think very little of humans and what-not, so having him show actual concern and a bond of friendship with one adds a tiny speck of depth to his otherwise forgettable character. The animation in this episode was also pretty sweet. Not "Microbots" sweet, but still pretty good. At least during the fight scenes. Megatron's evil griffon is one of the lowest notes of his career and you'd wonder why he'd bother building something that could be defeated with such relative ease. Is he even trying anymore?moreless
  • Aerialbots in the middle east

    9.3
    What starts off as a investigation to plane-nappings quickly becomes a fight to stop the Decepticons newest plans. We start off with Hassan getting harassed by smugglers, but quickly switch the Aerialbots entering the Middle east from above. A distress signal draws them to a area within the end of a canyon, but as Sky Dive mentions, “It’s the perfect spot for an-“ Onslaught appears “Ambush!!” The Aerialbots are forced to fight, as Slingshot is forced and sealed in a cave by Blast Off, leaving four. Prime, Jazz, Hoist and Ratchet arrive and send the Combaticons packing. They immediately focus on getting Slingshot out, taking him back to the nearest headquarters where Ratchet repairs him. Slingshot still feels ‘edgy’ about flying and is without a weapons console. Sky Dive decides to stay there, and get captured by the plane-nappers, Slingshot joining him since he plans not to fly for a while. The two that night not only get taken apart, but are taken away to the Bazaar, where their parts are built into cars. Hassan tries to join the smugglers, but fails, suspecting Ali, the head hancho, is hiding something big. While following them back to the palace, Hassan stumbles upon the two Aerialbots and forms a alliance with them. Back at the palace, Megatron is not only creating a drone air fleet of planes, but also a flying battle sphinx. Slingshot uses a short circuit upon a panel to evade being rebuilt and destroyed by the Decepticons. The two rebuilt, but Slingshots chest is missing. Hassan gives him the panel of a Rolls Royce to cover his chest. Slingshot likes it a lot, but the two are immediately are alerted that their comrades are on their way. Ramjet, Vortex and Blast Off use three drone jets to take on the two Aerialbots, or three when Sky Dive goes in. Hassan, being shown a weapons console, goes into the sphinx to find one. While the three in the skies (Silverbolt, Sky Dive, and Air Raid) are winning the fight, the fight, the Combaticons decide to form Bruticus. Slingshot, even without a weapons console, physically tries to delay their combination in vain, and after taking a beating flight with Blast Off, is thrown onto the sphinx, where the hairs of it try to crush him. Hassan, having the weapons console and trapped when the Sphinx took off, gives Slingshot the weapons console, giving him the power to break free. They then go off, using a cable to trip Bruticus (Connecting it to Brawl’s cannon part and pulling it around swindles part, and roping it around). Fireflight finally arrives, and the five combine to form Superion. While they seem to have an advantage, the sphinx fires it’s cannons, forcing Superion on the ground. However, a kick to the torso of the Sphinx sends it into an oil tower. The Aerialbots separate and trick Bruticus into sliding towards the crashed Sphinx. Taking flight, the Aerialbots set blaze to the oil and with one big explosion send Bruticus, Megatron, and Rumble away. Ali is captured, but the Aerialbots decide to leave him to Prince Jamaal, wherever he is. Hassan reveals his true identity, surprising Ali. Slingshot feels a bit down, still having the hood ornament of the Rolls Royce. Jamaal ashores him that it is find if he takes it, as Slingshot will always be a Rolls Royce to him. A good episode, especially seeing the Aerialbots in this episode proves they are one of the best combiner teams around. At least in my opinion.moreless
  • Awesome episode.

    8.6
    This episode is cool! The Combaticons vs the Aerialbots in the Middle East. I love the part where Slingshot and Skydive impersonate real jets. That was brilliant. The fight between Superion and Bruticus was cool and the Griffin thing was pretty tight. All in all a pretty cool episode. Not as good as say Revenge of Bruticus or Key to Vector Sigma but pretty cool.
Jeff MacKay

Jeff MacKay

Fireflight

Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers

Jazz

Johnny Haymer

Johnny Haymer

Highbrow / Swindle / Caliburst

Laurie Faso

Laurie Faso

Divebomb / Rampage / Skydive

S. Marc Jordan

S. Marc Jordan

Onslaught

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Air Raid / Chase / Fastlane / Slingshot

S. Marc Jordan

S. Marc Jordan

Arabian Plane Thief No. 1 / Border Inspector

Guest Star

Milt Jamin

Milt Jamin

Arabian Plane Thief No. 2

Guest Star

Phillip Clarke (II)

Phillip Clarke (II)

Dead End / Tantrum / Abdul Fakkadi

Recurring Role

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

voice of Hassan

Recurring Role

Ed Gilbert

Ed Gilbert

Ali

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