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"Drive chains from a car, teeth chains from a hospital hoist, the main frame's a physio's couch. The bodywork comes from freezers. They've plundered everything from here to Dundee, enough to drive anyone Loco...!"
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Dundee

Dundee was a competitor robot that fought in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It failed to progress beyond the first round in its only appearance, after getting flipped over by Cassius 2.

The team had also competed in Series 2 with Loco, which reached the Heat Final.

DesignEdit

Dundee was a box wedge-shaped robot designed to resemble a crocodile, and armed with a novel and versatile set of weapons. These consisted of upper and lower crushing rams forming the crocodile's 'mouth', with sets of metal 'teeth', driven on chains designed to snag and bite down on opponents, along with an electric-driven circular saw mounted on the underside of the upper ram. Dundee's upper ram was also capable of acting as a lifter when lowered, with the intention of getting underneath opponents and tipping them over.

The robot itself was mostly built out of scrap and salvaged materials. Both its drivetrain and weapons used drive chains from a car, the 'teeth' in its rams were made from chains from a hospital hoist, while the chassis was built out of the framework from a physiotherapist's couch. Dundee's armour was also salvaged from the metal found in freezers. While having an interesting design and weapon configuration, and being relatively quick by Series 3 standards, Dundee's high ground clearance, slow turning speed and lack of self-righting mechanism proved to be its key weaknesses during its only battle.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Cassius 2 vs dundee

Cassius 2 flips Dundee over

Dundee fought in Heat M, and was drawn against Series 2 runner-up Cassius 2 in its first round battle. In what was effectively a rematch of Loco's Series 2 Heat Final against Cassius, it started quickly, charging towards Cassius 2 and dodging its first flip while the latter was caught and pinned against the wall by Sir Killalot. Cassius 2 escaped, and both robots circled and hit each other before Dundee was pushed into Sir Killalot by Cassius 2. Dundee bumped into the wall before backing away and turning to attack Cassius 2 again, only to be nudged away and flipped onto its back after a charge from Cassius 2.

"Good battle this, and Dundee, already doing better than Loco DID, IN THE LAST SERIES UNTIL THEN!"
Jonathan Pearce observes Dundee's change in fortune

With Dundee unable to self-right, 'cease' was promptly called, and Cassius 2 celebrated its victory by attacking the House Robots. This eliminated Dundee from the Third Wars.

ResultsEdit

DUNDEE - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat M, Round 1 vs. Cassius 2 Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

DundeeTeam

The team with Dundee

Series Dundee Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Entered with Loco
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars Edit

Dundee live evnt 1999

Dundee at the charity event

Dundee alongside Suicidal Tendencies, Panic Attack, Miss Struts and Eye of Newt fought in a carpark rumble in November 1999 in Plymouth in aid for Children in Need. In one fight it fought against Suicidal Tendencies and lost.

Appearances in MerchandiseEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Dundee was named after Michael "Crocodile" Dundee, the main character in the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee. Its crocodile-inspired design, in turn, is also a visual pun on said character.

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