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Gunbarrel is a Mini-Con from the Armada portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.

Gunbarrel leads the Air Military Mini-Con Team with an iron fist. He's domineering, overbearing, and mean to the core. He's even carved victory notches and his personal motto "Death from above!" into his armor. He's basically a huge hardass, but he's also one that get undeniable results. His Team is feared and respected on both sides of the conflict, and that's the way Gunbarrel likes it. He also respects the strength and skill of others when he comes across it.

An alternate-universe incarnation of Gunbarrel is partnered with the herald of Unicron Ramjet, but shares none of Gunbarrel's personality traits... he hasn't got a personality anymore. Untold millennia of servility to the dark Transformer have left him -and his fellow Mini-Cons- little more than drones, utterly subservient to his master's will.

Japanese name: Glide


Armada animated continuity

Dreamwave Armada comic continuity

Cybertron animated continuity

Fun Publications Cybertron comic



  • Air Military Mini-Con Team (Basic, 2003)
Japanese ID number: MM-11
Gunbarrel transforms into a multi-engined military cargo plane of undetermined model. He also has a third "weapon" mode, a six-barreled (non-firing) cannon. He was normally only available in a three-pack with his teammates Terradive and Thunderwing.
This mold was also used to make Combusta, Effect, Cybertron Sky Lynx and Hyakurai.
  • Thrust w/ Air Military Micron (Multi-pack, 2003)
Japanese ID number: MS-06
The entire Air Military Team was packaged with Thrust and Inferno in a special Japanese multi-pack as well as the normal individual releases.
  • Air Military Micron X-Dimension (Basic, 2003)
Japanese ID number: MM-12
For their X-Dimension redeco, the entire Air Military Team was redone in black, clear-black and white plastics, plus given a light white paint-wash. This set was released at normal retail, but in smaller numbers than the normal coloration.
  • Unicron with Dead End (Bonus pack, 2003)
Late in the US line, Wal-Mart stores got exclusive Unicron toys that came with the Air Military Team in a bubble attached to the top of the box. This set was sold for the normal retail price of Unicron... hey, free Mini-Cons!


  • Ramjet w/ Thunderclash, Gunbarrel, Thunderwing, & Terradive (Multi-pack, 2004)
Available as part of a Toys "R" Us exclusive "Spring Value Pack" with his master Ramjet, this version of Gunbarrel was redecoed in mostly darker shades of his original colors. This set also came with redecoes of the Mini-Cons Thunderclash, Thunderwing and Terradive.
  • Autobot Whirl with Makeshift & Gunbarrel (Ultra, 2004)
Gunbarrel was redecoed again in Universe, this time for normal retail release, in an Ultra-level multi-pack with Whirl and the Mini-Con Makeshift. It's worth noting that the packaging for this toy lists both Mini-Cons as Autobots.


  • The packaging for the Toys "R" Us Ramjet sets shows an air Military Team in very different colors. Gunbarrel is pictured with a deco extremely similar to the Generation 2 Skyscorcher Terradive.

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