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"Wedge shaped, comes equipped with that garish grin and a tyre-cutting blade. Only 28.5 kilos, but at 12mph could be the fastest here tonight, Jeremy."
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Full Metal Anorak

Full Metal Anorak was a middleweight robot that exclusively competed in Series 1 of Robot Wars. It performed well in its heat, reaching the Arena Semi-Final stage where it was defeated by REALI-T after accidentally driving onto a grille.

Despite being a middleweight, Full Metal Anorak was allowed to compete in the main competition due to the First Wars having no weight restrictions.

DesignEdit

Full Metal Anorak

In the arena

Full Metal Anorak was a small, triangular-shaped robot with a top speed of 12mph, and equipped with a removable front blade designed to cut and puncture opponents' tyres. It was painted grey with a shark-like face on the front resembling the nose art of a typical World War 2-era fighter plane. This, combined with its triangular wedge shape, gave it a passing resemblance to a stealth bomber. Full Metal Anorak displayed impressive speed, agility and manoeuvrability throughout its appearance, but had a relatively large turning circle which was noticeable during its Gauntlet and Labyrinth runs, and poor pushing power which contributed towards its defeat against REALI-T.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 1Edit

Fullmetalanorakgauntlet

Full Metal Anorak completes the maze

Full Metal Anorak entered Heat E, and started its Gauntlet run by reversing out of the turntable and heading towards the left-hand route. It cleared the maze quickly and with relative ease despite having to constantly back out when negotiating every corner, and charged straight towards the end zone after clearing the land mines, completing its run.

Labyrinth trial

Full Metal Anorak rams Matilda (middle), trying to help REALI-T complete its run

This run allowed Full Metal Anorak to qualify for the Labyrinth Trial. It led Torque of the Devil through the left-hand part of the maze, and used its speed and manoeuvrability to advance quickly before both robots were blocked by Sergeant Bash. Full Metal Anorak rammed under Sergeant Bash, forcing him to reverse and allow it to catch up with Bodyhammer, before effortlessly reaching the end zone with less than 30 seconds to spare.

"And look at this, he's fed up with waiting... I think he's trying to help out the others, I'm not too sure... yes he is! He's giving Matilda a shunt up the backside!"
Jonathan Pearce as Full Metal Anorak rams Matilda

Not content with finishing the Labyrinth, however, Full Metal Anorak left the end zone to ram Matilda and help REALI-T complete the course. However, REALI-T failed to get past and Matilda attacked Full Metal Anorak in the end zone as time ran out. As Psychosprout failed to move, having rolled back to the start following an initial collision with REALI-T, Full Metal Anorak won the Labyrinth, and proceeded to the Arena stage.

REALI-T vs Full Metal Anorak

REALI-T pushes Full Metal Anorak against the side bars

In its Semi-Final, Full Metal Anorak fought REALI-T, the competitor it tried to help out in the Labyrinth. Both robots met in the centre of the arena, with Full Metal Anorak ramming REALI-T twice and getting its front blade under it both times. Full Metal Anorak backed away as REALI-T pushed it back, then darted across the arena and rammed REALI-T again after Sergeant Bash came in to attack REALI-T with his circular saw. REALI-T retaliated by ramming Full Metal Anorak a few more times as Full Metal Anorak attempted to get a run, eventually getting another hit in. Eventually, Full Metal Anorak was pushed towards a grille by REALI-T and forced against the side bars before driving away. However, it proceeded to drive onto the other grille after hitting REALI-T again, immobilising itself in the process. This eliminated Full Metal Anorak from the First Wars.

ResultsEdit

FULL METAL ANORAK - RESULTS
Series 1
The First Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Arena Semi-Final
Heat E, Gauntlet Completed (2nd) Qualified
Heat E, Trial (Labyrinth) Completed (1st) Qualified
Heat E, Semi-Final vs. REALI-T Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

FMAinsides

Paul Baxter shows the insides of Full Metal Anorak

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Full Metal Anorak Record
The First Wars Heat, Arena Semi-Final
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 Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Full Metal Anorak is one of 23 robots to have completed The Gauntlet.
  • Full Metal Anorak was the only robot to complete the Labyrinth trial, although REALI-T came the closest to matching it.
  • Full Metal Anorak's name was most likely a pun on the 1987 Stanley Kubrick war epic, Full Metal Jacket. Alternatively, it could also be considered a reference to the bullet type of the same name, used by Infantry riflemen.

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