Kat 3 in Series 7
|UK Series||5-7, Extreme 2|
|US Series||2, Nickelodeon|
|Team Members|| Keith Williams|
|Other Entries|| Kater Killer|
|Dimensions||1.16m x 1.25m x 0.82m|
|Power||2 x 1000W electric motors|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent appearance on the show
Kat 3 was a wedge-shaped robot with a pneumatic axe which competed in Series 5-7 of Robot Wars. Originally it had been a double wedge running on two go-kart wheels to drive up to 16mph with an gas-powered overhead swinging axe, but had a high ground clearance which was significant against Panic Attack and was therefore changed for Series 6. The robot was now similar in design to Dominator 2, but was slower at 10mph and more of a conventional wedge shape (rather than the double-V shape of Dominator 2) and was painted dark orange with black tiger stripes to match the team's outfits. For Series 7, the wedge was more pointed, had an improved aluminium body and polycarbonate base mounted on a central spine, a lower ground clearance and the axe was upgraded to strike 50 times. Kat 3 reached the heat final in Series 5 and 7, but lost on both occasions. The team had previously entered Series 3 and 4 with the unsuccessful Kater Killer. The team also won the Sportsmanship Award of Series 6.
Kat 3 started well in its first battle against seeded Mini Morg, pushing it around and trying to hit it with its axe. After a good deal of shoving, Kat 3 opened the pit and nudged the 19th seed down. It then fought Major Tom in the second round, in a battle unofficially voted funniest battle ever. Both robots danced around each other a bit, then Major Tom got in behind Kat 3, shoved it into the pit release, damaging the back, but then reversed straight onto the descending pit and went down with it. Both teams were uncontrollably laughing in the post match interview. Kat 3 then fought former champions Panic Attack in its heat final. The former champs immediately got underneath. However, because Kat 3 had no baseplate, the robot got stuck on Panic Attack's forks. This allowed the former champs to steer it around the arena endlessly. Eventually, it got shoved into the pit button, and Panic Attack pushed it towards the pit. It held on momentarily, but finally went down.
- "Not the greatest of fights but we are dead pleased with our performance and the power of the chopper! In fact we made deeper marks in Panic Attack's cover than Shunt had!"
- — Team KaterKiller website
After narrowly escaping a tricky qualifier with Woden, Kat 3 returned, redesigned, for Series 6. Little was seen of it in the first round as it tried to hit Revenge of Trouble & Strife with its axe, but the weapon after that remained in the fired position. Despite being flipped by Bulldog Breed and being unable to recover, it still qualified along with it as Spin Doctor and Revenge of Trouble & Strife were both eliminated first. Kat 3 then faced Barber-Ous 2 in the Heat Semi-Final. Kat 3 was overturned by the drum of Barber-Ous, which also took off one of its panels in the process. Kat 3 became stuck on the arena side wall. Despite firing the axe constantly, it stayed on its side, and was counted out by Refbot. Sir Killalot dragged Kat 3 towards the Floor Flipper where in another attempt to self-right, broke its own axe off after the damage it took from the house robots. It was then thrown into the air, eliminated from the Sixth Wars.
Kat 3 was also announced the winner of the Sportsmanship Award at the end of the series.
For the Iron Maidens, Georje and Julie-Ann were joined by Hazel Hezlop of Firestorm.
- "We needed a third female team member...as we got on so well with them we asked, she was a very good team member!"
- — Georje Williams
Kat 3 struggled greatly in its first match against Behemoth and Riptilion, as it was swiftly overturned by Behemoth and left flailing around against the side wall. Riptilion and Behemoth assaulted it, but Kat 3 finally hooked its axe on Riptilion's dome, and self-righted. Riptilion began to show signs of impaired movement, and Kat 3 impaled it with the axe, dragging it around and by the open pit, pushing it most of the way in, before Mr. Psycho finished the job. In the second round, it fought Pussycat.
- "Miaow. One of the biggest catfights you'll see in Robot Wars"
- — Philippa Forrester
Although Kat 3 landed the first blow, Pussycat did the most damage, buckling the front wedge, and tearing strips of Kat 3's armour off one side. Kat 3 redeemed itself when Pussycat drove into a CPZ, and managing to land more axe blows. However, Pussycat's blade inflicted more punishment, peeling more of Kat 3's armour off. Kat 3 kept its aggression up, and held on for the judges decision, which was in favour of Team Kat, not Team KaterKiller.
- "We need to fire the weapons as many times as possible."
- — Georje Williams' strategy
At the start, Kat 3 stayed out of the action before attacking Velocirippa with its axe. Kat 3 then got under Velocirippa only to get stuck on the arena floor. It was freed by Refbot, before axing Velocirippa and T-Wrecks. Kat 3 lost its axe point, but T-Wrecks and Velocirippa were pitted by Hard. In Round Two, Kat 3 met clampbot Mantis. Kat 3 got in a few axe blows before getting the axe stuck in Mantis' frame. When Kat 3 retracted the axe, Mantis pressed the pit button, dodged Kat 3's axe blows, and flipped it over. Kat 3 self-righted instantly. In the last 10 seconds, Mantis flipped Kat 3 onto the wall, but Kat 3 self righted.
- "This is very close. I can't call it."
- — Jonathan Pearce on the fight.
The judges gave the decision to Kat 3, who met Bulldog Breed (whom it previously met in Series 6) in the Heat Final. Kat 3 axed Bulldog Breed, who flipped it over. Kat 3 self righted into Sir Killalot, but escaped. Kat 3 pressed the pit button, before Bulldog Breed flipped it into Killalot. Kat 3 was then flipped on top of the large house robot, but escaped, before being flipped two more times as time ran out. The judges gave the match to Bulldog Breed.
Kat 3 also participated in the axe attack. Kat 3 slammed into Iron Awe 2.1 before being attacked by Cassius Chrome. Kat 3 then broke down and was attacked by Shunt and counted out. Hydra and Iron Awe attacked the house robots. Hydra was pitted, and Kat 3 was placed on the floor flipper and was flung at Cease.
Kat 3 was also involved in All-Stars, and in its first round match, the competitors all immediately attacked the House Robots. Cassius Chrome pushed Kat 3 across the arena, Kat 3 then axed Cassius Chrome causing the house robot's eye to fall out. Firestorm 5 then drove into the pit, and Kat 3 axed Bigger Brother, who followed Firestorm into the pit, allowing Kat 3 and Panic Attack into Round Two. Kat 3 met Pussycat. Both robots attacked each other with their weapons, before Kat 3 activated the pit button. Both machines continued attacking each other until time ran out. The judges and crowd gave Pussycat the win on points.
US Season 2Edit
Kat 3's only appearance in Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors was in the International Championship in Season 2. It had an unlucky draw in the first round as it was to fight World Champion Razer. Razer crushed Kat 3 several times until eventually Kat 3 lost power and was eliminated.
In this series, Kat 3 was joined by Team EyeEye's Ian Inglis and driven by Jade Williams.
Kat 3 fought alongside Bigger Brother in the US/UK Tag Team Terror competition against Ming 3 and Rick. It started off axing Rick's wedge, but not causing much damage. Rick then flipped Kat 3 over several times but Bigger Brother flipped it back over each time. By now, all four robots were fighting in the arena together. Kat 3 tried to land another axe blow but hit Bigger Brother by accident. The fight eventually went to the judges who decided to eliminate Bigger Brother and Kat 3.
Both Kat 3 and Run Away was unable to participate in the Playoff, so Bigger Brother had to face Zanzara alone. Bigger Brother spent much of the fight flipping Zanzara all around the arena and into the House Robots, but was unable to finish it off. Bigger Brother eventually won on a judges' decision. Bigger Brother and Kat 3 took 3rd place overall.
|KAT 3 - RESULTS|
|The Fifth Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat J, Eliminator||vs. Mini Morg (19)||Won|
|Heat J, Semi-Final||vs. Major Tom||Won|
|Heat J, Final||vs. Panic Attack (6)||Lost|
|The Sixth Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat K, Round 1||vs. Bulldog Breed, Spin Doctor, Revenge of Trouble & Strife||Qualified|
|Heat K, Round 2||vs. Barber-Ous 2||Lost|
|Extreme Series 2|
|Round 1||vs. Behemoth, Riptilion||Qualified|
|Quarter Final||vs. Pussycat||Lost|
|The Seventh Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat K, Round 1||vs. Hard, Velocirippa, T-Wrecks||Qualified|
|Heat K, Round 2||vs. Mantis||Won|
|Heat K, Final||vs. Bulldog Breed (12)||Lost|
|Axe Attack||vs. Iron Awe 2.1, Hydra||Lost|
|Round 1||vs. Panic Attack, Bigger Brother, Firestorm 5||Qualified|
Representing UK, Round 1
|Round 1||vs. Razer (UK)||Lost|
|Nickelodeon Robot Wars|
|US vs UK Tag Team Terror|
Competing with Bigger Brother, Third Place
|Eliminator||vs. Ming 3 & Rick||Lost|
|Playoff||vs. Zanzara & Run Away||Won|
|NOTE: Kat 3 was so badly damaged in the battle prior that it was unable to take place in the fight. Bigger Brother fought alone.|
- UK Wins: 7
- UK Losses: 6
- US Wins: 1
- US Losses: 2
- Series 1-2: Did not enter
- Series 3-4: Entered with Kater Killer
- Series 5: Heat Final
- Series 6: Heat, Round 2
- Series 7: Heat Final
Outside Robot WarsEdit
Like many Robot Wars competitors Team KaterKiller entered Techno Games. The team entered a white, weaponless Kat 3 robot (the version from Series 5 and 6), renamed Kat's Whiskers, in the football tournament. It was teamed with Snowstorm, a white and blue, weaponless Firestorm. Kat's Whiskers also competed in the Assault Course Event, beating Stanoscloir in the first round.