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In [[Series 2]], it was just a four-wheel driven 20&nbsp;cm high box, with a set of electrically powered 12' long [[Lifters|lifting spikes.]] These spikes were powered by a home made system and capable of lifting a ton and ramming opponents as well to great effect. In Series 2 only, the forks were powered by a home-made system.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20031202145040/http://www.panicattack.homestead.com/pa.html Panic Attack Website (archived)]</ref> It had a zero turning circle as well as an aluminium shell. It was emblazoned with the image of a spider. This spider motif was the result of a competition at Kevin Pritchard's school to come up with a design of ''"something that made you panic"''. A 12 year old girl designed the spider and, as a result, Panic Attack became the only sponsored robot in the field.
 
In [[Series 2]], it was just a four-wheel driven 20&nbsp;cm high box, with a set of electrically powered 12' long [[Lifters|lifting spikes.]] These spikes were powered by a home made system and capable of lifting a ton and ramming opponents as well to great effect. In Series 2 only, the forks were powered by a home-made system.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20031202145040/http://www.panicattack.homestead.com/pa.html Panic Attack Website (archived)]</ref> It had a zero turning circle as well as an aluminium shell. It was emblazoned with the image of a spider. This spider motif was the result of a competition at Kevin Pritchard's school to come up with a design of ''"something that made you panic"''. A 12 year old girl designed the spider and, as a result, Panic Attack became the only sponsored robot in the field.
   
[[File:Panic_Attack_FWC.jpg|thumb|right|Panic Attack in Series 3]]
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[[File:Panic Attack 3.jpg|thumb|right|Panic Attack in Series 3]]
 
With his prize money from Series 2, Kim Davies built a newer machine, the one seen on TV being the fifth as it had been rebuilt four times. This version had a [[Self-righting mechanism|self-righting mechanism]] in the form of a pair of electrically-powered top-mounted bars which could raise up to push the robot off its back should it be flipped. It also had a new slightly angled body shape (still with battle scars from the last wars) and larger, more effective forks, custom-made and imported from Sweden, which were capable of completely overturning opposing machines and lifting and pushing 81.6&nbsp;kg. It also had an alloy frame and 3mm thick bodyshell. The self-righting mechanism proved to be unreliable and was eventually replaced by a newer version after the Fourth Wars.
 
With his prize money from Series 2, Kim Davies built a newer machine, the one seen on TV being the fifth as it had been rebuilt four times. This version had a [[Self-righting mechanism|self-righting mechanism]] in the form of a pair of electrically-powered top-mounted bars which could raise up to push the robot off its back should it be flipped. It also had a new slightly angled body shape (still with battle scars from the last wars) and larger, more effective forks, custom-made and imported from Sweden, which were capable of completely overturning opposing machines and lifting and pushing 81.6&nbsp;kg. It also had an alloy frame and 3mm thick bodyshell. The self-righting mechanism proved to be unreliable and was eventually replaced by a newer version after the Fourth Wars.
   
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