Sandstorm-The "Desert Warrior" Faction: Decepticon/Wrecker Function: Covert OPs Commander/Reconnaissance/"Search and Destroy" Alternate Mode - MI-24V Hind (Crocodile) Russian-based Attack Helicopter. Sandstorm originally came to Earth along with his other partners of the Wreckers team in search of the enemies lookouts and to destroy them. Sandstorm and his team emblaze themselves with Decepticon faction emblems to blend in with other Decepticons to find thier bases and strike them in surprise attacks. While Optimus Prime and his unit were battling Decepticon forces in Egypt, the Wreckers team were fighting nearby in a different country looking for Decepticons as military units. Sandstorm is an elite spy, a heavy war fighter, a fast flier, and an intelligent member. He is adept in middle range combat armed with his twin large cybertronian gatling guns, rockets, and close combat with his rotor blade weapons. Armed to the teeth, his weapons can shred a Decepticon in half from far away and not many Decepticons live to warn of thier existence. Sandstorm hopes to finish the war with the Decepticons and wear his Autobot emblem again with his fellow comrades. Strength 9 Intelligence 9 Speed 9 Endurance 10 Rank 9 Courage 10 Firepower 10 Skill 9 General characteristics Height: Approx 49 ft Robot Mode Maximum speed: 735 km/h Known Armaments: 1x 12.7 mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun on chest 1 x Four Barreled Cybertronian oversized Gatling Gun with explosive chemical rounds capable of instant high heat melting of enemy armor and exploding the surrounding area. Mounted on right arm. 1x Multi Barreled Cybertronian oversized Gatling Gun with multiple armor peircing warheads on each bullet fired. Mounted on Left arm. Both gatling gun weapons makes a storm like noise when fired and noted as a "blazing hellstorm" among his comrades. 2x PKT door mounted machine guns in Alt. Mode. External Wing mounted Armaments: (Cybertronian technology modifed weapons with anti-cybertronian armor warheads and homing abilities) 4x S-24 240 mm rocket /or 4x B-8V20 Rocket launchers 2x 9K114 Shturm Missiles in pairs Close Combat Armament: 1x Lower right leg mounted tail rotor. Used as a spinning cutting weapon during drop kick attacks. 5x Large main rotor blades. Used as a blade weapon while performing 180 degree spin attacks. Blades can be removed to be used as a sword or parry weapon. 2x Rear turbine engines. Used as a jet blast weapon to push enemies away or to scorch them in close combat with reverse thrust. Burst Attack: Sandstorm fires a devastating attack with all weapons including missiles, rockets, gatling guns and rear mounted propeller blades merge with engines to form a dual high energy plasma cannon. Robot Mode "Let there be nothing remaining of the Decepticons! Shred them apart!" Art Impression "Going somewhere Decepticon scrap?" Head Design Alternate Vehicle Mode- Russian Attack Helicopter MI-24V HIND "Once the dust settles there shouldn't be anyone left alive" Here's a clip of the real Hind in action, try picture Sandstorm if he was in a movie. Enjoy! YouTube - Mi-35 Hind-E Burst plasma cannon charging. Left mounted cannon is a dual high energy plasma cannon while the right is a triple high energy plasma cannon. Capable of annihilating most high speed targets and medium size targets in one shot. "You haven't seen nothing yet..." Burst plasma cannon firing. "...you shall be OBLITERATED~!" Bonus for desktop- I hope you guys like this style and thanks for viewing. It was a pleasure to join in this contest with other artisans. (Art was created by using Photoshop, Sketchup, paper, and artpad.) I mainly designed to make sure this can be made into a model/toy that can transform without major sacrifices to the design.