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Force 10 was a robot designed by the Oakbank Robot Group. Though it is unclear what series of Robot Wars the team intended to enter, they mention needing to reduce the robot's weight down to under 80kg.

Though it is unknown whether they were able to do this, the team claim on their website that Force 10 was accepted for the show regardless.[1] However, Force 10 did not appear on Robot Wars, and the circumstances surrounding its rejection or failure to qualify are currently unknown.

Design[]

Force 10 was a reverse wedge-shaped robot with a front-mounted lifting scoop, described by the team as a bulldozer blade, capable of lifting in excess of 120lbs. With this only equating to around 54kg however, the scoop may not have been effective against other heavyweight opposition.

The weapon was powered by a long linear actuator, which was housed in the centre of the chassis, making up most of its length. It was armoured in checker plate metal, though it is not mentioned whether this is steel or aluminium. The robot weighted 92kg according to the team - 12kg over the original heavyweight limit for Series 1-4.

Series Record[]

Series Force 10 Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Unknown
The Fifth Wars Unknown
The Sixth Wars Unknown
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars[]

The team competed in the first series of Techno Games in 2000, competing in both the Swimming competition with Cyber Shark and Shot Put with Vomit. The team would

Despite winning its heat with relative ease, finishing in 1:13, Cyber Shark broke down in the final and had to settle for 3rd place overall.

In the Shot Put, Vomit had to use a hammer in order to release pressure to fire from its cannon, but this had mixed success. Nothing happened on the first attempt resulting in no score, but the second attempt was more successful, firing the shot put a short distance. Its third attempt was better, meaning Vomit clinched 2nd place in the Shot Put event.

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