"Mad in England"
— The team's motto, on their robot and on their shirts

Direct Action was a competitor robot that fought exclusively in the New Blood Championship, part of the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. It lost its first round eliminator against Storm 2 and Revolution 2.

It also attempted to qualify for Series 7. At the Series 7 qualifiers, it fought against Dutch champions PulverizeR, Reptirron the Second and Robochicken, but once again lost and subsequently failed to qualify.


"We were impressed (and worried about) the speed that Direct Action could get its 20Kg disk up to speed. Do not be fooled, that's one serious piece of spinning metal - more than capable of making a real mess of someone."
— Storm 2 website[1]

Direct Action, right-side up.

Direct Action was a tall, invertible, cut-off wedge-shaped robot with two-wheel drive and armed with a horizontal flywheel weighing 25kg and spinning at up to 850rpm. The flywheel featured bolt-cutting blades and had its speed increased to 120mph following testing. Direct Action also featured 6mm nylon armour, and its body, wheels and disc were painted in a black and white checkerboard pattern. However, it had an unprotected rear end and a 3mm ground clearance, which proved to be its undoing in its only televised battle.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 2Edit

Storm pit 2

Direct Action drives itself into the pit

Storm 2 and Revolution 2 were Direct Action's opponents in the first round. Storm 2 started by shoving Direct Action into Mr. Psycho's CPZ, the flywheel-wielding robot narrowly avoiding the hammer of the House Robot. After escaping the CPZ, Direct Action lost the drive in one of its wheels and was left spinning in circles. Next, Revolution 2 attacked the invertible machine. Storm 2 then shoved Direct Action around the arena. This continued to happen for some time. Eventually free of the future runner-up, Direct Action activated the pit. Storm 2 shoved Direct Action towards the pit, nearly fell in itself, avoided it at the last second, and Direct Action then drove in, so Storm 2 went through along with Revolution 2.


Extreme 2
New Blood Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Revolution 2, Storm 2 Eliminated
  • The team with Direct Action.
  • Direct Action at the Series 7 Qualifiers.


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Direct Action 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 Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Failed to qualify
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered


  • Direct Action left a permanent dent in Mr Psycho's hammer that was never repaired.


  1. Team Storm website