Recon Ironhide is colored in black and silver with white tiger-stripe markings, and is equipped with an assault rifle and projectile-firing crossbow, the latter two of which serve Ironhide's heavily modified Topkick truck mode as roof-mounted gun and bullbar, respectively. Ironhide is the Autobot weapons specialist, a fact best demonstrated by his penchant for apocalyptic missile-discharging guns. One of the most venerable of the Autobots, Ironhide shares a longstanding friendship with both Optimus Prime and Chromia. Heavily armored, battered and weatherworn, Ironhide retains keen senses and a complicated, superior strategic mind. Perfectly attuned to virtually any form of warfare, Ironhide excels at entering the melee with guns blazing.