Heat J of Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars was the tenth of twelve heats which determined the Semi-Finalists of Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars. The episode featuring Heat J was originally broadcast on September 27, 2002 on BBC Choice and repeated on January 24, 2003 on BBC Two.
- This episode was the only occasion that Hydra made it past round one and one of only two occasions that S.M.I.D.S.Y failed to reach the heat final.
- Both heat semi-finals and the heat final went to the judges, something not seen since Heat K of Series 2.
|Dimensions||0.38 x 1.07 x 0.85m|
|Power||1 x 800W motor|
|From: From Goonbell in St Agnes|
|Team Members: Terry Carlin, Michael Carlin & Andru Blewitt|
|Dimensions||0.80 x 0.74 x 0.65m|
|Power||2 x 52AMP motors|
|From: From Gislingham in Suffolk|
|Team Members: Mel Easton|
|Dimensions||0.93 x 1.33 x 0.82m|
|Power||2 x 24V motors|
|Weapons||Axe & lifter|
|From: From Wootton in Isle of Wight|
|Team Members: Ian Gear, Adam Radestock & Bradley Jennings|
|Dominator 2 (seeded 6th)|
|Dimensions||0.60 x 1.30 x 0.80m|
|Power||2 x 750W motors|
|From: From Deal in Kent|
|Team Members: Elliot Smart, Chris Hall & Paul Tolliday|
|Dimensions||0.50 x 1.20 x 0.81m|
|Power||2 x 750W electric motors|
|Weapons||Flipper & sledgehammer|
|Strengths||Fast & agile|
|From: From East Hagbourne in Oxfordshire|
|Team Members: Dennis Leadbeater & Andrew Leadbeater|
|Dimensions||0.25 x 1.28 x 0.80m|
|Power||2 x 750W motors|
|Weapons||Lifter & spinning disc|
|Strengths||Strong & agile|
|From: From Maidstone in Kent|
|Team Members: Robin Bennett, Mik Reed & Andy Pugh|
|Dimensions||0.77 x 0.90 x 0.98m|
|Power||4 x 800W motors|
|From: Leicester in Leicestershire|
|Team Members: Mr. Dig, Paul Bacon & Geoff Germaney|
|Dimensions||0.55 x 0.95 x 0.95m|
|Weaknesses||High ground clearance|
|From: From Brough in East Yorkshire|
|Team Members: Dave Marritt, Mike Chalmers & Paul Stevenson|
Dominator 2 (6) vs Hydra vs Axe-C-Dent 2 vs Sumpthing
This first battle started very quickly with Hydra immediately flipping Axe-C-Dent over. Hydra then went on to flip Dominator 2 over, but unlike Axe-C-Dent, Dominator 2 self-righted.All three robots that were left then came together trying to use its axe, but Sumpthing drove into a CPZ and was axed by Shunt. Meanwhile Dominator 2 was being dominated by Hydra, as Hydra flipped Dominator 2 over again and then pushed it into a CPZ, but Dominator 2 escaped. Axe-C-Dent had been righted and was used as target practice for Hydra and Dominator 2's axes. It then appeared that Hydra and Sumpthing had teamed up on Dominator 2 and it was pushed onto the flame pit, but then Sumpthing lost drive in one of its wheels and was counted out, thus putting Dominator 2 and Hydra into the second round.
Qualified: Dominator 2 & Hydra
S.M.I.D.S.Y. vs Comengetorix vs Warhog vs St. Agro
Comengetorix clashed with S.M.I.D.S.Y., lifting the Cyberspace robot, but failing to flip it. It rained axe blows down on S.M.I.D.S.Y., pushing it and Warhog into the arena wall, destroying it. It was bumped by Warhog, before speeding across the arena and impaling itself on the arena wall with its axe. Growler tried to rip it free, but failed.Comengetorix pulled free, and drove very nearly into the pit. Meanwhile, S.M.I.D.S.Y. shoved St. Agro into the pit, while Comengetorix fled the House Robots. Finally, after a prolonged piggyback, S.M.I.D.S.Y. pitted Warhog, putting itself and Comengetorix through to the next round.
Jonathan Pearce was very animated during this high-action battle, and declared that it must be one of the greatest fights ever in Robot Wars.
Qualified: S.M.I.D.S.Y. & Comengetorix
Dominator 2 (6) vs S.M.I.D.S.Y.
The battle started quickly with Dominator 2 trying to axe S.M.I.D.S.Y., but it used its greater agility to dodge the axe. Dominator 2 was then pushed into an arena wall by S.M.I.D.S.Y., but Dominator 2 escaped and used its axe again and almost punctured one of S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s tyres. more pushing ensued until Dominator 2 again put its axe very close to S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s tyre. S.M.I.D.S.Y. then used its flywheel, but it had little effect on Dominator 2. Both robots then entered a CPZ and Growler came smashing into both robots and attempted to pin S.M.I.D.S.Y..Dominator 2 finally managed to puncture one of S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s tyres, but by this time S.M.I.D.S.Y. had slowed down and appeared to have lost drive in one side, it then caught fire from the flame pit just as cease was called and the judges chose Dominator 2 to go through.
Winner: Dominator 2
Comengetorix vs Hydra
Hydra dominated the battle, pushing Comengetorix around the arena and due to the floor being slippery with hydraulic fluid, Comengetorix couldn't get any traction. Hydra overturned Comengetorix a several times and getting it on the arena wall at one stage. Again Comengetorix recovered, but its flipping arm broke off in the process.When it came to the last 10 seconds of the bout, Comengetorix managed to get its axe into Hydra's inner workings and have a tug-of war towards the flames but the fight ended. The judges decided that Hydra had won the fight after being the more aggressive.
Dominator 2 (6) vs Hydra
The battle started quickly as both robots crashed into each other, but Hydra then flipped Dominator 2 over and pushed it towards the arena wall. The fight slowed down a bit with both robots circling each other until Hydra flipped Dominator 2 again. However Dominator 2 self-righted and went on the attack, peppering Hydra with many axe blows, Hydra then pressed the pit release button.Dominator 2's axe then got stuck and Hydra attempted to use its own axe, but it only bounced over Dominator 2's armour. Both robots became unstuck and Hydra seemed to slow right down to a crawl, the battle ended and the judges chose Dominator 2 to go through to the semi-finals.
Heat Winner: Dominator 2
- "You don't need spots, or boils, or sores, and you can't wear an anorak, on Robot Wars!"
- — Craig Charles' sign-off