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"...and in Max Damage, we're "Warring With Dinosaurs"!"
Jonathan Pearce introduces Max Damage, making a pun on the TV series Walking with Dinosaurs.

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.

DesignEdit

Max Damage

Max Damage in the arena

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 one hundred days to build, and contained a lot of parts salvaged from dockland scrapyards.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

"The first robot ever built by the Cunningham family. Car radiator coolers and wheelchair motors used. The body shell's 6mm thick fiberglass. It took a hundred days to build, but what sort of damage can it inflict?"
Jonathan Pearce
Agent orange vs max damage

Agent Orange attacks the lifeless Max Damage

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.

"It's Agent Orange doing all the pushing and shunting. You're going towards the pit, Max Damage. 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
Max Damage Dead Metal

Dead Metal slices into the pitted Max Damage

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.

"In comes Dead Metal to give them a little reminder that they were here. After all, they'll be home before the postcards. Let's be honest. A battle scar perhaps. A hundred days and nights it took them to build, Max Damage. Time wasted. Well I hope they've had some fun being here. They've been fun competitors. Oh. It looks as if they... At least they can see something funny about it all. "
Jonathan Pearce

ResultsEdit

MAX DAMAGE - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Agent Orange Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • The Cunningham Clan and their robot
  • The rear of Max Damage
  • Max Damage without its shell
  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

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
Series 10 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Although Daniel Cunningham was present in the team's introduction, he was not present in the control pod.
  • 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.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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

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