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For the unrelated Dutch robot from Series 7 and both series of Dutch Robot Wars, see Hammerhead (Dutch).
"Could this be a Hammerhead shark?"
— Jonathan Pearce

Hammerhead was a competitor robot from Series 3 of Robot Wars, which lost its only ever battle in the first round against Pussycat.


It was a rounded four-wheel driven box-shaped robot, designed to look like a Racing Car made of 3mm alloy with steel bracing, with a scoop on the front and a small hard hat (the driver's helmet) on top which housed an interchangeable axe or hammer weapon powered by a car starter motor.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Pussycat vs hammerhead

Pussycat pits Hammerhead

Hammerhead was drawn up against Pussycat in the first round of the Third Wars. Both robots started tentatively with Pussycat attempting to use its saw. Hammerhead was moving very slowly and missed a few times with its axe/hammer, which it then got stuck in the arena floor. Hammerhead seemed to break down and Pussycat slowly pushed it towards the pit and then into it. Hammerhead was eliminated from the competition.


Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championships
Heat, Round 1
Heat M, Round 1 vs. Pussycat Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1.

Series RecordEdit


Hammerhead with its team in the pits

Series Hammerhead Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
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


  • Hammerhead was the first robot among many to lose to Pussycat, who would go on to win four trophies and finish runners-up in Series 4.
  • ORAC's Revenge, another Series 3 competitor, originally failed to qualify for Series 3 under the name Hammerhead, but managed to qualify after changing its name

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