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Heat H of Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars was the eighth of twelve heats which determined the Semi-Finalists of Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars. The episode featuring Heat H was originally broadcast on September 25, 2002 on BBC Choice and repeated on January 10, 2003 on BBC Two.

Competing RobotsEdit

NewcomersEdit

Short Circuit
Short Circuit
Weight 81kg
Dimensions 0.30 x 1.22 x 0.82m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Spike and flywheel
Strengths Dangerous weaponry
Weaknesses Vulnerable to flippers
From: Gosport in Hampshire
Team Members: Nathaniel Poate & Philip Johnson
The Hassocks Hog
The Hassocks Hog
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.65 x 1.45 x 1.30m
Power 2 x 800W motors
Weapons Lifter/flipper
Strengths Strong chassis
Weaknesses Weak armour
From: Hassocks in West Sussex
Team Members: Noel Poncelet, Jonathan Poncelet & Robert Poncelet

VeteransEdit

Hot Pants
Hot Pants
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 1.00 x 1.90 x 1.00m
Power 2 x 24V electric motors
Weapons Pneumatic axe
Strengths Powerful weapon
Weaknesses Lack of experience
From: Burgess Hill in West Sussex
Team Members: Pete Collier & Steve Bracewell
Ming 3
Ming 3
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.86 x 1.30 x 0.76m
Power 2 x 500W electric motors
Weapons Crushing arm
Strengths Tough exterior
Weaknesses Vulnerable wheels
From: West Cranmore in Somerset
Team Members: Andrew Cotterell, Alexander Cotterell & Oliver Cotterell
Spam
Spam
Weight 97kg
Dimensions 0.35 x 1.25 x 1.00m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Spinning disc & prong
Strengths Dual weapons
Weaknesses Exposed wheels
From: Southrepps in Norwich
Team Members: Jon Witte, Pete Birch & Edward Birch
Spawn Again S6
Spawn Again (seeded 10th)
Weight 92kg
Dimensions 0.60 x 1.16 x 0.80m
Power 1 x 1.4KW motor
Weapons Giant flipper
Strengths Speed & power
Weaknesses Slow responses
From: East Tilbury in Essex
Team Members: Darren Hayden-Ball & Luke Jackman
Supernova S6
Supernova
Weight 95kg
Dimensions 0.26 x 1.00 x 0.60m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Spinning disc
Strengths Experienced team
Weaknesses Weak body
From: Wallington in Surrey
Team Members: Suren Balendran, Thuvaaragan Balendran & Nishani Balandran
Tiberius 3-removebg
Tiberius 3
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.64 x 1.12 x 0.94m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons 5 Tonne crusher
Strengths Highly manouverable
Weaknesses Slow srimech
From: Hove in East Sussex
Team Members: Sam Smith & Stuart Smith

Round 1Edit

Ming 3 vs Hot Pants vs The Hassocks Hog vs SpamEdit

Ming 3 vs Hot Pants

Ming attacks the insides of Hot Pants

The battle started off with Ming 3 trying to use its crushing arm to attack The Hassocks Hog, who defended by trying to flip Ming, although neither attack came to anything. Hot Pants tried to attack The Hassocks Hog with its axe, but there was only superficial damage. Ming 3 then sank its Razer-esque beak into the inner workings of Hot Pants, dragged it around and then attacked Spam. After Spam broke away from Ming 3's crusher, it proceeded to press the pit release button, Hot Pants meanwhile had broken down near the flame pit, where it had been dragged by Ming and was counted out by Refbot.

Bash Hot Pants

Sgt Bash finishes off Hot Pants

Spam pitted

Spam on the edge of the pit

Ming then attacked The Hassocks Hog, was doing nothing but going round in circles. After Sergeant Bash disposed of Hot Pants by pushing it down the pit, Ming 3 put Spam down it too.
"I'm the expert, I'm supposed to know, I haven't a clue whether he's in or out, Craig help me out!"
— Jonathan Pearce on the confusion involving Spam and The Hassocks Hog

But it was decided by the judges that because The Hassocks Hog was spending the fight going round in circles, it was therefore immobilised before Spam went down the pit so Spam went through with Ming 3 instead.

Qualified: Ming 3 & Spam

Supernova vs Short Circuit vs Tiberius 3 vs Spawn Again (10)Edit

Tiberius crushes Supernova

Tiberius crushes Supernova

Supernova vs Short Circuit

Supernova shreds Short Circuit

All robots were off with Supernova being the quicker, but Tiberius saw it as a threat, having applied extra white plastic coating around its sides for extra protection, and caught Supernova in the CPZ and seized by Tiberius 3 which brought its beak down on the bodywork, not letting go, but Tiberius 3 bent its own weaponry making it easier for Supernova to escape. Supernova then struck Short Circuit with its disc gashing the front and knocking its disc out of place. Supernova attacked Tiberius 3, causing its safety link to fall out, rending Tiberius immobile. Spawn Again had been passive throughout the battle, until it threw the immobile Tiberius 3 over, also flipping itself over. Spawn Again self-righted, but was immediately attacked by Supernova. Spawn Again's flipper was locked open from this moment onwards.

Sir K Breastplate

Supernova drives around Sir Killalot's breastplate

Spawn Again flips Tiberius

Spawn Again flips Tiberius 3 and itself

Meanwhile, Sir Killalot lost his breastplate much to the amusement of the crowd and roboteers. Short Circuit was counted out by Refbot, only to take further damage from Supernova.

"We are seeing one of the most destructive weapons thus far in Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars."
— Jonathan Pearce on the impressive Supernova

Tiberius 3 was counted out afterwards. Supernova was still causing damage to Spawn Again, which had also been immobilised. Tiberius 3 was thrown by the arena flipper, and followed Short Circuit down the pit. Supernova qualified, as well as the injured Spawn Again.

Qualified: Supernova & Spawn Again

Round 2Edit

Ming 3 vs SupernovaEdit

Supernova vs Ming 3

Supernova breaks the cable-link

Both were off and Ming 3 tried to grab Supernova, but Supernova got away in time and the two robots both circled around each other. Supernova landed an attack on Ming 3 breaking the cable-link for the srimech, grazed the sides and then hit one of the wheels, limiting Ming 3's manoeuvrability. Supernova charged at the front ramp of Ming 3 and the impact of the disc threw it onto the flame pit but it got away and shredded the tyre which was hit earlier on leaving Ming 3 to go round in circles until Supernova landed yet another blow which this time knocked them out completely.

"Ming 3, severely handicapped, is a mere pedestrian now, in Supernova's path of attack."
— Jonathan Pearce as Supernova finishes off Ming 3
Ming 3 vs Supernova

Supernova knocks out Ming

Ming 3 was counted out by Refbot, thrown through the air by the arena flipper and pushed down the pit by Shunt.

Winner: Supernova

Spam vs Spawn Again (10)Edit

Spam vs Spawn Again

Spam drives onto Spawn Again's wedge

Spam was first off the mark, driving straight on and off Spawn Again's wedge. Spam started running away from the tenth seed but then drove back up onto their flipper, which didn't fire. Again, Spam ran away from Spawn Again, only to drive back onto it and have the flipper not fire. Spam repeated this a few times, before opening the pit, trying to take advantage of Spawn Again's broken flipper.

Spam Again

Spam driving into the pit

"If he can pull off a win here, this would be one of the greatest surprises in Robot Wars history."
— Jonathan Pearce as Spam presses the pit-release button

Spam started pushing from the back of Spawn Again and then from the front and backed away when the flipper fired, although Spam wasn't on it. Spam tried another push, but missed and ended up in the pit.

"Why are you laughing?! You nutter! You're a nutter! You drove into the pit!"
— Jonathan Pearce in disbelief at Spam's driving

Winner: Spawn Again

FinalEdit

Supernova vs Spawn Again (10)Edit

Spawn Again flips Supernova

Spawn Again flips Supernova into the arena wall

Supernova hit Spawn Again only once and drove up the wedge of the seeded machine and flipped Supernova off. Supernova found itself near the angle-grinder where it looked to be having traction problems, Spawn Again flipped it again in an attempt to get it out the arena but failed and Supernova was stuck on the arena wall. Refbot came in to bump Supernova down off the wall, but got thrown again towards the arena wall by Spawn Again.

Spawn Again vs Supernova

Supernova pinned on an angle grinder

"And just when they needed it to, the flipper has found its form"
— Jonathan Pearce as Spawn Again gets another flip in on Supernova

Supernova tried to reverse away but its tyres didn't seem to have enough grip and it stayed where it was. Spawn Again attempted to flip Supernova out of the arena, but instead flipped Supernova onto its side, where it moved along the arena floor using its flywheel. Supernova was able to attack Spawn Again by moving this way, disabling Spawn Again's forward drive. However, Supernova was classed as immobile, leaving it to be dragged to the arena flipper by Growler, before being counted out by Refbot, thrown by the floor flipper, and then dumped down the pit.

Supernova is pitted

Supernova is pitted by Growler

"And though it seemed unlikely five or six minutes ago, Spawn Again will make be making another series semi-final."
— Jonathan Pearce

Heat Winner: Spawn Again

"Humans replaced the dinosaurs, but the next stage of evolution's, Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off


Trivia Edit

  • This heat included Ming 3 keeping up its sequence of reaching round 2 of an even-numbered series, and the robot who knocked it out being beaten in its next battle.
  • Growler was involved in a heat final for the first time.
  • This was the only episode of Series 6 not to have an image from at least one battle featured in an issue of Robot Wars: The Official Magazine.
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