The Axe Attack was a one-off Special Event held during Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars. Broadcast in Heat F, it was a melee battle between three competitor robots armed with Overhead weapons, as its name suggested.

Competing robotsEdit

Hydra S7
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 1.12 x 0.82m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Pneumatic flipper & axe
Strengths Effective axe
Weaknesses High ground clearance
From: East Hagbourne, Oxfordshire
Team Members: Dennis Leadbeater & Andrew Leadbeater
Iron Awe 2.1
Iron-Awe 2.1
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.65 x 1.38 x 0.79m
Power 2 x 800W electric motors
Weapons Axe & flipper
Strengths Very powerful axe
Weaknesses Easy to flip
From: Thorney, Cambridgeshire
Team Members: Gilbert Grimm, Robert Grimm & Ian Bilboe
Kat 3 S7
Kat 3
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 1.16 x 1.25 x 0.82m
Power 2 x 1000W electric motors
Weapons Pneumatic axe
Strengths Strong armour
Weaknesses Driver
From: Addlestone, Surrey
Team Members: Keith Williams, Georje Williams & Julie-Ann Williams

Axe AttackEdit

Iron-Awe 2.1 vs Hydra vs Kat 3Edit

Axe attack

Iron-Awe 2.1 rams into Kat 3

Hydra was the first to attack, getting underneath Iron-Awe 2.1 but missing with an axe attack. The three robots engaged in battle, but most of the early attacks with the axes missed their targets. Hydra rammed Iron-Awe 2.1 into the arena wall twice in quick succession, while Kat 3 stopped moving and appeared to be immobilised.

"Kat 3 - not too sure is moving at all, to be honest."
— Jonathan Pearce

As Iron-Awe 2.1 attacked the defeated Kat 3, Hydra got underneath and turned it over onto its side with the axe. It then carried Iron-Awe 2.1 and drove it into the arena wall and Shunt's CPZ, where Iron-Awe 2.1 managed to escape after an axe blow from the House Robot. The two robots then decided to attack Kat 3, but it was clearly already immobilised and was counted out by Refbot.


Hydra topples Shunt

"Looks as if it is between Iron-Awe and Hydra now because Kat 3, there, is being checked by the Refbot, and counted down and counted out."
— Jonathan Pearce

Hydra and Iron-Awe 2.1 then tussled outside of Shunt's CPZ, but the House Robot came in nevertheless with another attack on Iron-Awe 2.1. Meanwhile, Cassius Chrome had drifted out of its CPZ, and this saw both Iron-Awe 2.1 and Hydra switch their attentions to the House Robots, with Iron-Awe 2.1 trying in vain to flip Cassius Chrome, while Hydra managed to throw Shunt onto its side after a short tussle.

"And a good shove on Shunt leaves the House Robot overturned!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Hydra throws Shunt over

Both robots then attacked Cassius Chrome, with Hydra slamming it into the arena wall, before Hydra also reversed Iron-Awe 2.1 back across the arena and into a CPZ. Iron-Awe 2.1 and Cassius Chrome then became locked together, with Hydra's help needed to separate the two.

Hydra pitted

Hydra falls down the pit

"For me, Hydra has been the best in this battle of the axes."
— Jonathan Pearce

As both robots continued to attack the House Robot, Refbot activated the pit release button and Hydra drove onto the pit just as it began to descend, which left Iron-Awe 2.1 as the winner.

"OH! And Hydra caught as the pit started to descend! How unlucky is that? And it'll leave Iron-Awe the winner of the battle of the axes."
— Jonathan Pearce

Axe Attack Champion: Iron-Awe 2.1


  • Despite the event's name, two of the three competing robots (Hydra and Iron-Awe 2.1) were also equipped with Flipping weapons.
  • Although this battle was televised in Heat F, this was actually filmed after Heat O, where Iron-Awe 2.1 sustained severe damage from Typhoon 2. The flipper had to be activated every time Iron-Awe 2.1's axe was to be fired.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.