Hit Man was a heavyweight robot from Bournemouth, built in 1998 which attempted to enter Robot Wars, but never qualified for the televised competition.
Hit Man was shaped similarly to a thwackbot, armed with an electric lifter at the front, and a stone-cutting blade on its tail. The robot was driven by two large wheels, which made the robot invertible. Hitman had two spikes on the back of the robot, to provide additional weaponry.
Hit Man was powered by 3x Bosch 750 Watt motors, one powering the circular saw, while the others powered the drive. Originally Hit Man was painted blue, but was soon repainted black.
|Series||Hit Man Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Unknown|
|The Fourth Wars||Failed to qualify|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
NOTE: Hit Man attempted to enter Series 9 under ownership of a new team, rebranded as Ill-Tempered Mutt, but it was not selected to compete
Outside Robot Wars
After Series 3, Hit Man remained inactive before being dismantled and sold in 2016. Hit Man became owned by Team Legion.
- "The chap who built it kept it in a bedroom in a guest house and couldn't remember very much about it, he was quite old. As to what might happen to it next, I guess is in the laps of the Gods."
- — Team Legion
Hit Man was sold to Team Underdog, who rebranded the robot as Ill-Tempered Mutt, and attempted to enter Series 9 of Robot Wars with it.