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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.

Competing Robots

Newcomers

St. agro
St. Agro
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.38 x 1.07 x 0.85m
Power 1 x 800W motor
Weapons Double flipper
Strengths Manoeuvrability
Weaknesses Exposed wheels
From: From Goonbell in St Agnes
Team Members: Terry Carlin, Michael Carlin & Andru Blewitt

Veterans

Axecdent 2
Axe-C-Dent 2
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.80 x 0.74 x 0.65m
Power 2 x 52AMP motors
Weapons Rotating axe
Strengths Destructive weaponry
Weaknesses No srimech
From: From Gislingham in Suffolk
Team Members: Mel Easton
Comengetorix
Comengetorix
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.93 x 1.33 x 0.82m
Power 2 x 24V motors
Weapons Axe & lifter
Strengths Powerful srimech
Weaknesses Reliability
From: From Wootton in Isle of Wight
Team Members: Ian Gear, Adam Radestock & Bradley Jennings
Silver dominator 2
Dominator 2 (seeded 6th)
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.60 x 1.30 x 0.80m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Axe
Strengths Powerful axe
Weaknesses Uni-directional weaponry
From: From Deal in Kent
Team Members: Elliot Smart, Chris Hall & Paul Tolliday
Hydra
Hydra
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 1.20 x 0.81m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Flipper & sledgehammer
Strengths Fast & agile
Weaknesses Light armour
From: From East Hagbourne in Oxfordshire
Team Members: Dennis Leadbeater & Andrew Leadbeater
Smidsy
S.M.I.D.S.Y.
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.25 x 1.28 x 0.80m
Power 2 x 750W motors
Weapons Lifter & spinning disc
Strengths Strong & agile
Weaknesses Reliability
From: From Maidstone in Kent
Team Members: Robin Bennett, Mik Reed & Andy Pugh
Sumpthing
Sumpthing
Weight 95kg
Dimensions 0.77 x 0.90 x 0.98m
Power 4 x 800W motors
Weapons Axe
Strengths Strong armour
Weaknesses Unreliable srimech
From: Leicester in Leicestershire
Team Members: Mr. Dig, Paul Bacon & Geoff Germaney
Warhog
Warhog
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.55 x 0.95 x 0.95m
Power 550W motor
Weapons Spinning disc
Strengths Lethal weapon
Weaknesses High ground clearance
From: From Brough in East Yorkshire
Team Members: Dave Marritt, Mike Chalmers & Paul Stevenson

Round 1

Dominator 2 (6) vs Hydra vs Axe-C-Dent 2 vs Sumpthing

Axe-C-Dent 2 destroyed

Axe-C-Dent 2 after being thrown by the floor flipper

Sumpthing pushes Dominator 2

Sumpthing pushing Dominator 2

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.

Dominator 2 vs Hydra

Dominator 2 flipped by Hydra.

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

War Hog vs SMIDSY

Warhog about to destroy the arena wall.

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 melee

Comengetorix nearly backs into the pit.

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

Round 2

Dominator 2 (6) vs S.M.I.D.S.Y.

Dominator 2 vs SMIDSY

Sparks fly as S.M.I.D.S.Y. attacks Dominator.

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..

SMIDSY vs Dominator 2

Dominator punctures one of S.M.I.D.S.Y.'s wheels.

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

Comengetorix vs Hydra

Comengetorix loses its flipper

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.

Hydra vs Comengetorix

Comengetorix grapples onto the insides of Hydra.

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.

Winner: Hydra

Final

Dominator 2 (6) vs Hydra

Dominator flipped

Dominator 2 flipped by 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.

Hydra vs Dominator 2

Dominator 2 comes back into the battle.

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
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