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For the Series 1 Trial event, see British Bulldog. And for the Techno Games competitor, see Bulldog Breed

"This is the place where the toughest people on the planet dare not creep. For what lies inside is a beast with power 100 times greater than you can ever imagine and the monster that holds this power is the British Bulldog, a mad robot programed for one thing and one thing only....to win the Robot Wars and Battlebots Heavywieght Championships."
— The team outline their ambitious plans to dominate the UK and US robot combat scenes

The British Bulldog was a heavyweight competitor built with the intention of applying for Series 7 of Robot Wars. Team members Mike O'Byrne and Nathan Levens were both born in England, however moved out to Canada at the time of building their robot.

The team had previously attempted to enter Robot Wars with their first robot Deathwish, however were unsuccessful in qualifying for Series 4.[1] They then attempted to enter Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors Season 2 with Artros, but were again unsuccessful.

Design[]

The British Bulldog was a box-shaped robot with a chamfered back end to prevent it getting stuck. Narrow in design, it was two-wheel drive and featured a powerful flipping arm, bearing strong resemblance to Battlebots competitor T-Minus.

An early rendition of the robot was a more conventional wedge shape and also featured a rear-mounted circular saw, however this idea was scrapped by the team.[2]

"19th July 2003 : The puppy is born! - We have now finish the plans off for the British Bulldog and are now well on are way with collecting parts, we are soon to set out and look for a suitable material for the framework."
— A scarce progress update from the team

Sadly, the team provided no further updates to their website after August 2003, therefore it is unknown whether The British Bulldog was ever completed. Regardless, it did not compete in Robot Wars.

Series Record[]

Series The British Bulldog Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify as Deathwish
The Fifth Wars Failed to qualify as Artros
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Failed to qualify
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Trivia[]

  • Had The British Bulldog been successful in qualifying for Robot Wars, it would have been the second robot in Series 7 eligible to represent Canada, after Terror Turtle.
    • Ironically, while John Frizell of Terror Turtle was Canadian-born and living in England, The British Bulldog team were English-born and living in Canada at the time of applying.

References[]

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