Heat B of German Robot Wars was the second of two heats which determined the four Grand Finalists of German Robot Wars. This was the second of five German episodes broadcast and aired on October 12, 2002 on the German channel RTL II.

Competing Robots[edit | edit source]

Absolut Krankhaft
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.42m x 1.02m x 0.61m
Power 2 x 500W electric motors
Weapons Flipper
Strengths Reliability
Weaknesses No self-righting mechanism
From: Hengelo, Overijssel, The Netherlands
Team Members: Werner Hess & Jeroen van der Loo
Black Hole
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.42m x 1.02m x 0.61m
Power 2 x 12V electric motors
Weapons Double spinning discs
Strengths Weapon
Weaknesses Armour
From: Dachau, Upper Bavaria
Team Members: Jörg Marschall, Markus Marschall & Andreas Mair
Dell Dog
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.26m x 0.80m x 0.80m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Rotating ring
Strengths Both sides mobile
Weaknesses Low traction
From: Homburg, Saarland
Team Members: Stephan Duhl, Thomas Dietz & Susanne Kribelbauer
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.30m x 1.60m x 1.00m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Hammer and lifter
Strengths Weapon
Weaknesses Armour
From: Wohlen, Aargau, Switzerland
Team Members: Andreas Berger, Roland Hochstrasser & Markus Hochstrasser
Not Perfect
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.43m x 1.58m x 1.40m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Lawnmower blades
Strengths High traction
Weaknesses Weak armour
From: Bruckberg, Bavaria
Team Members: Bryan Cutler, Gaby Cutler & Kristina Cutler
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Weight 90kg
Dimensions 0.43m x 0.94m x 0.85m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Flipper
Strengths Self-righting mechanism
Weaknesses High Pressure Tank
From: Regensburg, Bavaria
Team Members: Erich Ehrengberg, Jochen Wittmann & Thomas Stigler

Eliminators[edit | edit source]

Tsunami vs Absolut Krankhaft vs Black Hole[edit | edit source]

Absolut Krankhaft is flipped

Black Hole and Tsunami began the battle by attacking Absolut Krankhaft, a combination of the powerful discs and flipper succeeding in overturning the Dutch machine. Tsunami then righted Absolut Krankhaft, who was then pursued by Black Hole, who chased Absolut Krankhaft into the pit release button. Absolut Krankhaft then attempted to ram the rear of Tsunami, but Tsunami quickly turned and flipped Absolut Krankhaft back over again. Black Hole then attacked, causing damage to the rear of Absolut Krankhaft.

The defeated Absolut Krankhaft on the arena flipper

Sir Killalot burns Absolut Krankhaft over the flame pit

Refbot then came in to count out the defeated Absolut Krankhaft. Sir Killalot picked up Absolut Krankhaft, paraded it around the arena, and finally dropped it on the flipper, where it was flipped over towards Sgt. Bash. Sir Killalot picked up Absolut Krankhaft again and dropped it into the pit, eliminating the Dutch robot from the competition.

Eliminated: Absolut Krankhaft

Dell Dog vs Not Perfect vs Hydrotec[edit | edit source]

Derek Foxwell works on Dell Dog

Prior to the beginning of the battle, Dell Dog drove over to the side of the arena to allow Derek Foxwell to make some last minute repairs to the robot. What effect this had on Dell Dog’s performance is unknown. When the battle did get going, Not Perfect immediately activated the pit, nearly catching Hydrotec out.

Dell Dog is pitted by Hydrotec

Dell Dog collided with Not Perfect, not causing any noticeable damage; however it did cause Dell Dog’s weapon to stop working. Dell Dog bounced off Sir Killalot towards the pit, allowing Hydrotec to make a quick shove to pit Dell Dog, eliminating it from the competition.

Eliminated: Dell Dog

Finals[edit | edit source]

Black Hole vs Hydrotec[edit | edit source]

Black Hole pushes Hydrotec. Notice the buckled flipper on the Swiss machine

The two robots began by dodging one another, Hydrotec did manage to get underneath Black Hole but could not capitalise. Black Hole then managed to attack with the discs, succeeding in buckling the front of the Hydrotec’s flipper. Black Hole continued to attack; however the two robots got stuck to each other. Black Hole was able to break away and continued to attack the Swiss robot, which broke down in the middle of the arena.

Shunt falls into the pit after Hydrotec

Hydrotec took more punishment from the discs of Black Hole before the Refbot came in to count Hydrotec out. Shunt and Mr. Psycho both came in to attack, Shunt puncturing the top armour, and Mr. Psycho landing two heavy hammer blows. Shunt put Hydrotec onto the arena flipper, the impact knocking some top armour off. Shunt then knocked the pit release button and pushed Hydrotec in, misjudging and falling in himself.

Winner: Black Hole

Tsunami vs Not Perfect[edit | edit source]

Tsunami flips Not Perfect

Tsunami tips Not Perfect over

The battle began with Tsunami flipping Not Perfect. Tsunami then attempted, unsuccessfully, to flip Not Perfect again; however it did manage to rip the wedge panel from the front of Not Perfect. Tsunami continued to attack, eventually toppling Not Perfect onto its back, rendering the wedge useless. Tsunami continued to attack Not Perfect, shoving it around the arena, until it eventually activated the pit by pressing the release button.

Dead Metal almost pits Not Perfect

Not Perfect holds Tsunami over the flame pit

Tsunami then tried to push Not Perfect into Dead Metal, eventually succeeding in doing so by flipping it back over. The House Robot grabbed Not Perfect and very nearly pitted it, but instead pushed it into Mr. Psycho. Not Perfect span away, but was again attacked by Tsunami, who levered Not Perfect up, but let it down again. Tsunami flipped Not Perfect again, but by now the flipper was running out of power, so it only lifted Not Perfect over the top of Tsunami. Not Perfect fought back, pushing Tsunami into the flame pit, but the fight back was too late, as cease was called. The jury voted to give the battle to Tsunami.

Winner: Tsunami

World Championship Battle[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Second World Championship

This heat featured the World Championship battle containing the winner of the German Melee shown in the previous episode; Ansgar. This battle also contained Chaos 2 representing the UK, Manta of the USA and Mastiff of Italy.

Winner: Manta

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