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Typhoon Cadet was a featherweight robot that entered the Featherweight Championship in the seventh series of Robot Wars. It was the featherweight entry from Team Typhoon, who also had success in the lightweight, middleweight and main UK heavyweight championships with Typhoon Thunder, Typhoon and Typhoon 2 respectively, and was created by the female air cadets from the Air Training Corps. However, it did not emulate the successes of its larger counterparts, being eliminated in its heat after being flipped over early on by DTK.


Typhoon Cadet in the pits during the filming of Series 7

Like DTK, Kitty, Rip and Staglet, Typhoon Cadet was a scaled-down version of Team Typhoon's lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight robots. Its primary weapon was a conical spinning body armed with a pair of cutting blades along the lower rim, which was painted red, white and blue to resemble the Royal Air Force roundel. However, like the other Typhoon machines, Typhoon Cadet lacked a self-righting mechanism, which cost it in its only battle.

Robot History

Series 7

Typhoon Cadet hangs in and around the Flame Pit

Typhoon Cadet is flipped over by DTK

Typhoon Cadet, like all the other Typhoons, employed the tactic of keeping away from the other robots initially to build up spinning speed and avoid being flipped. However, after spending a period near Sir Killalot's CPZ, DTK came in and threw over the cadet. The Floor Flipper almost threw Typhoon Cadet out of the arena after it was counted out by Refbot. Sir Killalot then pitted the overturned machine.


Series 7
Featherweight Championship
Round 1
Round 1 vs. Alienator, Bernard, Cutlet, DTK, Mammoth, Staglet Eliminated


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record

Main Series Typhoon Cadet 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 Failed to qualify with Typhoon 2
The Seventh Wars Featherweight Championship, Round 1
Entered with Typhoon 2
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Typhoon
Series 2 Entered with Typhoon, Typhoon Twins, Typhoon Thunder and Typhoon 2

NOTE: Although the builders of Typhoon Cadet did not compete in Series 8-9, driver Gary Cairns competed with his robot, PP3D

Outside Robot Wars

After Robot Wars went on hiatus, Typhoon Cadet competed in several other events, most notably the 2005 Robogames in San Francisco, California, with limited success.