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For the Series 3 withdrawal of the same name, see T-Wrecks (Series 3)

"Newcomers to Robot Wars, hoping to wreck the old dinosaurs of the arena."
Jonathan Pearce introduces T-Wrecks

T-Wrecks was a heavyweight robot which competed in Series 7 of Robot Wars. It faced Velocirippa, Hard and Kat 3, but lost its only battle to the latter two.

Design[]

T-Wrecks in Series 7

T-Wrecks was a flat, invertible disc-shaped robot with eight serrated teeth. T-Wrecks, as a sit-and-spin thwackbot, had no active weaponry, and instead relied on driving in place to inflict damage. The interior of the robot was protected with a steel core, but left a vulnerable point with its exposed receiver, as there was no room to include it within the core. T-Wrecks' weaponry also left a natural disadvantage in that it could not move and attack at the same time, necessitating other robots to drive into its line of fire. At a total of 80kg, T-Wrecks was also much lighter than its opposition.

"A "bit bad"? It's like an aeroplane without wings, basically!"
— Jonathan Pearce on T-Wrecks' receiver

Etymology[]

Its name is a pun on the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex, commonly known as T-Rex, alongside the word "wrecks" which references the robot's damaging nature.

The Team[]

T-Wrecks was entered into Robot Wars by Team Wrecks, a family team from Wellow in Northamptonshire. The team was captained by Graham Lawrence, who was joined by Graham Farquman and Anna Lawrence in the Seventh Wars.

Robot History[]

Series 7[]

In Heat K of Series 7, T-Wrecks was drawn against Belgian competitor Hard, and veterans Kat 3 and Velocirippa in the first round.

Mr Psycho hammers T-Wrecks

T-Wrecks is reversed into the pit

It was pushed into the CPZ, taking hammer blows from House Robot Mr. Psycho. Little puffs of smoke began to appear from the machine, but T-Wrecks spun up and continued to move. Velocirippa charged T-Wrecks, bouncing off it and away. T-Wrecks resorted to spinning on the spot, but the well-armoured Hard willingly reversed into this attack, and bent the spikes of T-Wrecks.

T-Wrecks is eliminated

T-Wrecks became beached on the wedge shape of Kat 3, but it was then flipped by Hard. It landed on the back of Hard's wedge shape, so the Belgian robot reversed and pushed T-Wrecks into the pit, eliminating T-Wrecks from the competition. It was soon joined in the pit by Velocirippa, with Hard and Kat 3 winning the battle.

Results[]

T-WRECKS - RESULTS
Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat K, Round 1 vs. Hard, Kat 3, Velocirippa Eliminated

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[]

Team Wrecks in Series 7

Series T-Wrecks Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 1
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Trivia[]

Official Series 7 photo

  • T-Wrecks was the only heavyweight robot to compete in Series 7 without featuring powered weaponry, although its sit-and-spin nature was enough for the robot to bypass the 'active weapon rule' in place for the series.
  • For the filming of Series 7, the Dutch team competing with Twister were accommodated at Graham Lawrence's home[1].

References[]

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