Kater Killer in Series 4
|Team Members|| Keith Williams|
|Other Entries|| Kat 3|
(Series 5-7, Extreme 2)
|Dimensions||0.60m x 1.10m x 1.75m|
|Power||2 x 800W electric motors|
|Weapons||Electrically-driven lifting arm with spikes|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent appearance on the show
- "They think they have a kater's nine lives, but Kater Killers eat leaves, and this could leave early!"
- — Jonathan Pearce's predictions for Kater Killer in Series 4
Kater Killer was a tracked box-wedge shaped robot which was entered by Team KaterKiller in Series 3 and 4 of Robot Wars. The first version of the robot was quite lightweight as it was made from aluminium, seven kilograms below the maximum weight allowance and took 3 months to build. This version of Kater Killer was powered by fan belts from an old truck and had a painted shell, and it was armed with thick spikes beneath the tracks, as well as a pneumatic spike that shot from the cat's mouth.
- "The paintwork was done by my girlfriend last night."
- — Keith Williams
The robot largely resembled Robo Doc in its second appearance, with clear macrolane armour - the same kind used to protect the audience from flying debris - and a heavier chassis. The teethed metal tracks were replaced with rubber ones. Kater Killer's new weaponry consisted of a spiked lifting arm at the front, capable of lifting 130 stone and powered by two 7500 Newton electric rams, along with a set of small spikes at the back, where it also had a fake cat's tail attached for comedic value. Throughout much of Series 4, the tail could also be seen hanging off the back of house robot Sir Killalot.
Kater Killer lost in the first round of both series it fought in, and it also competed in the Sumo Basho competition, finishing in 6th place. Team KaterKiller was much more successful with the robot's successor Kat 3, which competed in Series 5-7.
In Round 1 of the Third Wars, Kater Killer was up against previous Semi-Finalists Napalm. Both robots looked rather sluggish as Napalm rammed Kater Killer. Napalm then managed to reverse into Kater Killer and then push Kater Killer around the arena and almost into the pit, but Kater Killer steered away just in time. The rest of the battle was mainly both robots trying to push each other around. In the end the Judges decided that Napalm was the winner, eliminating Kater Killer from the competition.
The new version of Kater Killer was put up against the 8th seeds Gemini and newcomers Tornado in Round 1 of Series 4. Kater Killer was immediately slammed into the arena wall by Tornado but escaped Sir Killalot. Tornado attacked again, while Gemini flipped Kater Killer over, and it couldn't use its lifting arm to self right.
- "Has the lifting arm, can it self right? I don't think so."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Shortly afterwards it was righted by Tornado, but the lifting arm was jammed and the robot was completely immobile. Tornado was later pitted, and the Kater Killer team began to celebrate, but by then it was too late for Kater Killer, as it had been immobile for too long.
Kater Killer later entered the Sumo Basho tournament where it placed a respectable 6th.
|KATER KILLER - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat G, Round 1||vs. Napalm||Lost|
|The Fourth Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat F, Eliminator||vs. Tornado, Gemini (8)||Eliminated|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 2
- Series 1-2: Did not enter
- Series 3: Heat, Round 1
- Series 4: Heat, Round 1
- Series 5-7: Entered with Kat 3