Typhoon Thunder was a lightweight robot that competed in the Lightweight Championship in Extreme Series 2, which it won. Typhoon Thunder was one half of the Typhoon Twins, alongside Typhoon Lightning, which achieved second place in the Extreme 2 Middleweight Championship.

Design[edit | edit source]

Aerial view of Typhoon Thunder

The design of Typhoon Thunder was virtually the same as the other machines from Team Typhoon, making it a conical full-body spinner, spinning at roughly 700rpm. Unlike with other Typhoon robots, the robot was decorated with a fabric skirt, which was designed to gender the robot as female, with its male equivalent Typhoon Lightning being the other half of the Typhoon Twins.

The Team[edit | edit source]

Main article: Team Typhoon

Typhoon Thunder's team with their trophy

Typhoon Thunder was entered by a team of Edinburgh Air Cadets, from Scotland. The Typhoon series of machines were primarily designed by the usual Team Typhoon captain Flying Officer Peter J. Bennett, although he was not present on the Typhoon Thunder team. Instead, Typhoon Thunder was captained by Martin Armistead, who was accompanied by the driver of the robot, Keri Scott, alongside Amy Drinkwater.

Robot History[edit | edit source]

Extreme 2[edit | edit source]

Typhoon Thunder entered the Lightweight Championship in the second series of Extreme, where only a single opponent stood between it and the title - Ellie's Little Pink-Bot.

Typhoon Thunder dances around Ellie's Little Pink-Bot

Team Typhoon entered the battle with complete confidence, showing no fear of their opposition. Typhoon Thunder didn't have much to do against Ellie's Little Pink-Bot as its opponent failed to move. Typhoon Thunder missed Ellie's Little Pink-Bot on a charge, and then hit it a few times, knocking off the opponent's hole saw before Ellie's Little Pink-Bot was counted out and destroyed by Growler. The champion Typhoon Thunder was safe to keep its distance and celebrate its victory.

Craig Charles then handed the trophy to Keri Scott, with Typhoon Thunder now the incumbent lightweight champion of Robot Wars.

Results[edit | edit source]

Extreme Series 2
Robot Rampage
Lightweight Championship, Champion
Lightweight Championship vs. Ellie's Little Pink-Bot Won
Robot Rampage
Middleweight Championship, as part of Typhoon Twins
NOTE: See Typhoon Twins

Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]

  • Wins: 1 (plus 1 as part of the Typhoon Twins)
  • Losses: 0 (plus 1 as part of the Typhoon Twins)

Series Record[edit | edit source]

Main Series Typhoon Thunder 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 Heavyweight Championship with Typhoon 2
Middleweight Championship with Typhoon
Featherweight Championship with Typhoon Cadet
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 Lightweight Champion
Middleweight Final as Typhoon Twins
Middleweight Championship with Typhoon
Annihilator with Typhoon 2

Honours[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • By entering both the Lightweight and Middleweight Championships in Extreme 2, Typhoon Thunder is the only robot to compete in two different weight classes within one series, due to the same robot entering the Middleweight Championship as half of the Typhoon Twins.
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