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Cruncher was a robot from Team Wharthog that failed to qualify for Series 6 and 7 of Robot Wars. It originally failed to qualify for Series 6, after losing radio signal very quickly in its qualifier battle. For the Seventh Wars, Cruncher was given minor upgrades and renamed Cruncher 2, but failed to qualify again.

The team had previously competed on Robot Wars with Wharthog in Series 1 and the Series 2 Middleweight Championship, and Crusher in Series 3. Neither Wharthog or Crusher won a battle or progressed beyond the first round in any competition.

Cruncher 2 fought at a few live events after Robot Wars ended, with little to no success, before retiring from combat all together.

DesignEdit

Cruncher was an invertible, four-wheeled, rectangular box shaped robot armed with a set of large horizontal pincers at the front. However, these pincers proved very unreliable and unstable, and remained almost useless when the robot fought at live events.

Series RecordEdit

  • Cruncher 2 in the pits at the Series 7 qualifiers
  • Cruncher 2 without its pincers
  • Cruncher 2 in 2003 fighting Dantomkia and M2
  • Cruncher 2 (centre, left side), in the pits at a live event at Folkestone in 2004
Series Cruncher Series Record
The First Wars Entered with Wharthog
The Second Wars Middleweight Championship with Wharthog
The Third Wars Entered with Crusher
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify
The Seventh Wars Failed to qualify
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • If Cruncher 2 had qualified, that would have made Team Wharthog the only team to fight in Series 1 and 7 with any of the same team members. Cold Fusion Team are the only team to fight in Series 1 and 7, but with completely different robots and team members.
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