Max Damage was a robot that competed exclusively in Series 3 of Robot Wars. In its only battle in the main competition, it lost to Agent Orange as it failed to move and was therefore immediately immobilised, due to the team not having inserted its removable link (therefore isolating the battery circuit) before the battle.
Max Damage was a green box-shaped robot with a head shaped like that of a Triceratops. It was armed with a chainsaw positioned just underneath the dinosaur's head, with two counter-rotating circular saw blades at the back. It was armoured in 6mm thick fibreglass, used car radiator coolers, and was powered by two wheelchair motors. The robot took 100 days to build, and contained a lot of parts salvaged from dockland scrapyards.
Max Damage was drawn against Agent Orange in its first and only battle. It failed to start due to its removable link not being inserted before the battle. Having not moved at all, it was axed a few times by Agent Orange, who then proceeded to gradually push it towards the pit, at first having some trouble due to its rounded bodywork sliding off its claw.
- "Max Damage?! Are you sure, a name like that? Minimum fuss, you're out. That's the most pathetic display we've seen on Robot Wars! Shambolic!"
- — Jonathan Pearce on Max Damage's poor performance.
Eventually, within a minute of the battle starting, Agent Orange was able to push Max Damage head-first into the pit, eliminating it from the competition. Also, once Max Damage was in the pit, Dead Metal closed in and attacked it, cutting into its bodywork from the edge of the pit.
|MAX DAMAGE - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heats, Round 1
|Heat C, Round 1||vs. Agent Orange||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Series||Max Damage 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|
- In 2016, Australian news outlet "news.com.au" (owned by NewsCorp Australia) profiled the return of Robot Wars. Along with several UK champions, Max Damage (along with the Series 3 versions of Aggrobot and Diotoir) was singled out as one of Robot Wars' memorable and colourful designs.
- ↑ http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/design/as-robot-wars-is-set-to-return-a-look-back-at-the-some-of-the-weirdest-moments-from-the-famed-original-series/news-story/6cbc3bfe28e38c1c0b28096d294a59c8