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For the robot that failed to qualify for Series 6 and 7, see Scrap Dragon.
For the featherweight that competed in Extreme 2, see Dragon.
" A beautiful beast, it's royal, red, angry colours, matched by nasty looking pneumatic claws."
Jonathan Pearce

Red Dragon was a heavyweight robot which entered Series 3 of Robot Wars, but lost its only fight against Raizer Blade.

DesignEdit

Red dragon arena

Red Dragon in the arena

Red Dragon was an unusually shaped robot that resembled a dragon, with the dragon's head acting as a lifter and its claws acting as crushing claws driven by a CO2 cylinder, it also had arms on its side to act as a self-righting mechanism. The steely "scales" were scavenged from local scrapyards. It also had its own "lead" when Philippa Forrester showed when introducing the robot at the start to "take it for walks".

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Raizer Blade Red Dragon

Raizer Blade drives at Red Dragon

Killalot pits red dragon

Red Dragon about to be pitted by Sir Killalot

Red Dragon got off to a slow start as the much faster Raizer Blade smashed into it. It was then pushed around the arena and onto the floor flipper. As it tried to get back on the attack Raizer Blade came in again and attempted to push it into Sergeant Bash. Red Dragon managed to escape, but Raizer Blade continued to use its speed and agility to attack and Red Dragon was pushed onto the arena floor spikes, but then Red Dragon managed to dodge an attack which sent Raizer Blade into the CPZ where it was attack by Sergeant Bash. However as Red Dragon tried to come on the offensive, it stopped and appeared to break down. The House Robots then attacked it with Sergeant Bash using his pincers and Sir Killalot skewering Red Dragon with his lance. Red Dragon was then dropped into the Pit of Oblivion and was eliminated from the competition.

ResultsEdit

RED DRAGON - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat A, Round 1 vs. Raizer Blade Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

RedDragonTeam

The team with Red Dragon

Series Red Dragon 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

TriviaEdit

  • Red Dragon was the only robot from the county of Tyne and Wear to compete in the original run of Robot Wars. Tyne and Wear would later produce the third place finalist of Series 8, TR2.
  • Steve Armstrong was absent for the recording of Red Dragon's heat.

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