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"The shell is fabricated aluminium. What, no iron?"
— Jonathan Pearce comments on The Iron Mask's lack of iron

The Iron Mask was a heavyweight robot which competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars, losing in the first round to Weld-Dor.

The team attempted to enter a future series with The Iron Mask's successor Ksam Nori (alternatively Qsam Nori), but failed to qualify.

DesignEdit

The Iron Mask was a compact box shape in the likeness of a mask, with ramming teeth at the bottom of the 'chin'. The primary weapon was an axe powered by a starter motor. The Iron Mask had two rear wheels with cutting claws attached, and a small caster wheel beneath the mask driven by a motor from an invalid carriage.

EtymologyEdit

The Iron Mask was possibly named after the movie of the same name.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

The Iron Mask competed in Heat J of the Third Wars, where it faced Northern Irish entry Weld-Dor in the first round.

The iron mask weld-dor

Weld-Dor hooks under The Iron Mask's chin

The Iron Mask's only battle had a slow start, with The Iron Mask being shunted by Weld-Dor. After a lot of tentative ramming, Weld-Dor hooked one of the lifting forks underneath The Iron Mask's 'chin'.

Iron mask weld-dor

The Iron Mask is overturned

"I thought this might happen, that the iron mask at the front of the robot of the same name, might cause problems and might be impaled...and you can see Weld-Dor can effectively drag Iron Mask where they want him to go."
— Jonathan Pearce

Weld-Dor released The Iron Mask, and struck it twice with its axe. As The Iron Mask attempted to make room for an attack, Weld-Dor attacked the side and flipped it on its back. Cease was called immediately and The Iron Mask was eliminated.

ResultsEdit

THE IRON MASK - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat J, Round 1 vs. Weld-Dor Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

IronMaskTeam

The team with The Iron Mask

Series The Iron Mask Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
The Fourth Wars Unknown
The Fifth Wars Unknown
The Sixth Wars Unknown
The Seventh Wars Unknown
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

NOTE: The team failed to qualify for at least one series between Series 4-7 with Ksam Nori

TriviaEdit

Ironmask s3 official

Official Series 3 photo

  • The Iron Mask's official photo shows it with a purple feather above its head, which was not seen on television otherwise.
  • The Iron Mask was the only representative of North Yorkshire during the original run of Robot Wars, and one of only two in the show's entire run, alongside Crackers 'n' Smash.
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