- "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.
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.
Though not much is known, Cobra did attempt to qualify for Series 5 and 6 before it successfully qualified for Series 7.
- "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
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.
- "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.
|COBRA - RESULTS|
|The Seventh Wars UK Championship|
Heats, Round 1
|Heat J, Eliminator||vs. Kronic the Wedgehog, Pinser, The Kraken||Eliminated|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|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 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.