This article is about the UK robot which competed in Series 7. For other uses, see Cobra (disambiguation).
"Watch for the spitting venom!"
Jonathan Pearce introducing Cobra

Cobra was a heavyweight robot which fought in the seventh series of Robot Wars, where it lost its only battle. It previously attempted to enter Series 5 and 6. The name Cobra is derived from the snake mascot riding the robot.



Overhead view of Cobra

Cobra was a flat, invertible machine driven by two wheels. It was armed in thick titanium, proving the robot with good defense. It featured a high-pressure pneumatic spike for weaponry, driven by a large ram, that was concealed by a plush serpent's head, but it was only capable of up to six attacks per battle. Its aluminium wheels were covered in golf shoe studs, similar to Wheely Big Cheese. Its less than potent weaponry was noted by many, including Jonathan Pearce and Jayne Middlemiss.

Qualification Edit

Though not much is known, Cobra did attempt to qualify for Series 5 and 6[1] before it successfully qualified for Series 7.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 7Edit

"A limited range of offence and an inexperienced team, our snake charm offence will leave this beaten, I think"
— Jonathan Pearce on Cobra's chances
Kronic Cobra

Cobra is rammed by Kronic the Wedgehog

Kraken Cobra

Cobra is scratched by The Kraken

In Round 1 of the Seventh Wars, Cobra was drawn against Kronic the Wedgehog, The Kraken and Pinser. Kronic the Wedgehog flipped Cobra over, then Cobra rammed Pinser before attacking The Kraken, rather unsuccessfully, appearing to have lost drive on one side almost immediately after it was turned over. It ran into the side wall and appeared to have immobilised itself by bashing against the angle grinders. The Kraken then came in and scraped Cobra's titanium shell with its crusher before Pinser took over from The Kraken and crunched into the aluminium wheel of Cobra, before driving over a spurt of flame and breaking down itself.

Pinser and cobra

Cobra is trapped by Pinser

Pinser Cobra 1

Cobra is thrown from the floor flipper with Pinser

"Cobra, to be honest...has done very, very little throughout this entire bout."
Jonathan Pearce on Cobra's lack of mobility

Refbot then counted out Pinser and Cobra together; both were then placed on the floor flipper, flipped, and placed beneath the Drop Zone, where a television was dropped on them.


Series 7
The Seventh Wars UK Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat J, Eliminator vs. Kronic the Wedgehog, Pinser, The Kraken Eliminated


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

  • Cobra design layout
  • Cobra being created
  • Cobra's design during Series 5
  • Cobra being tested
  • Cobra without its lid at a live event
  • Team Cobra
Series Cobra 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 Failed to qualify
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 1
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot WarsEdit


Cobra at Techno Games

Cobra also entered the third series of Techno Games', entering the Assault Course in 2002. Cobra lost in the first round to Hellbound, failing to complete the course after breaking down on one side right at the start, leaving it only able to spin in circles.

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