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"From four corners they come, through flames and fear! Flipping, fast, formidable, it's Heat F! Welcome to Robot Wars where even kings can lose their heads! ... Hear no evil?!? See no evil?!? You must be joking!"
— Jonathan Pearce's introduction

Heat F of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars was the sixth of sixteen Heats which determined the Semi-Finalists of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars. The episode featuring Heat F was originally broadcast on December 6, 2003 on Five.

Competing robotsEdit

NewcomersEdit

Scarey-go-round
Scarey-Go-Round
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.56 x 0.93 x 0.93m
Power Electric motor
Weapons Spinning vehicles
Strengths Spinning weapon
Weaknesses Driving
From: Whitwick, Leicestershire
Team Members: Peter Thornton, Simon Manning & Ricky Rendell
Tsunami
Tsunami
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 0.43 x 0.82 x 0.70m
Power 2 x 750W electric motors
Weapons Full pressure flipper
Strengths Self righting
Weaknesses Limited CO2
From: Laaber, Germany
Team Members: Eric Ehrensberger & Jochen Wittman

VeteransEdit

Constrictor
Constrictor
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.30 x 1.17 x 0.77m
Power 750W electric motor
Weapons Pneumatic flipper
Strengths Innovative weapon
Weaknesses Difficult to control
From: Torquay, Devon
Team Members: Dominic Rott, Werner Rott & Max Underhill
Diabolus
Diabolus
Weight 94kg
Dimensions 0.20 x 1.00 x 0.90m
Power 750W electric motors
Weapons 2 x 18" spinning discs
Strengths Speed & invertible
Weaknesses Weak side body armour
From: Minster on the Isle of Sheppey
Team Members: Graham Huish, Noel Partington & John Kelly
Fluffy7
Fluffy
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.20 x 0.68 x 1.00m
Power 3HP electric motor
Weapons Spinning steel plate
Strengths Armour and weaponry
Weaknesses Reliability
From: Enfield, Middlesex
Team Members: Peter Holroyd, Peter Johnson & Richard Johnson
Killer carrot 2a
Killer Carrot 2
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.65 x 0.90 x 1.00m
Power 24V 800W electric motor
Weapons Rear hinged flipper
Strengths Efficiency and chassis
Weaknesses Vulnerable wheels
From: Turners Hill, West Sussex
Team Members: Rob Englebright, Adam Englebright & Dominic Englebright
Tom
Major Tom 3
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.30 x 1.30 x 0.77m
Power 300W electric motors
Weapons Double clamping spike
Strengths Low gearing & pushing power
Weaknesses Not fast
From: Minster on the Isle of Sheppey
Team Members: Henry Ryan, Arthur Robinson & Scott Kippen
X-terminator 7
X-Terminator (seeded 11th)
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.80 x 1.12 x 0.97m
Power 4.5KW electric motor
Weapons Vertical spinning disc
Strengths Extremely destructive
Weaknesses Does not like flippers
From: Belmont, Herefordshire
Team Members: Marlon Pritchard & Simon Baldwin

Round 1Edit

X-Terminator (11) vs Tsunami vs Major Tom 3 vs DiabolusEdit

X-Terminator vs Diabolus

X-Terminator guts Diabolus's spinning disc

Tsunami vs X-Terminator vs Diabolus vs Major Tom 3

Tsunami prepares to throw Major Tom 3 out

Major tom oota

Major Tom 3 sits outside the arena

Tsunami flips major tom 3 and diabolus

Tsunami sends Diabolus flying out to join Major Tom 3

Diabolus immediately slammed into Major Tom which caused its head to fall off. Major Tom was then attacked by X-Terminator who caused damage to Major Tom's front. X-Terminator then turned to Diabolus, who had just been flipped by Tsunami. The two collided which resulted in one of Diabolus's discs being completely ripped off. Meanwhile, Tsunami pushed Major Tom towards the arena wall and threw it out of the arena. X-Terminator rammed into Diabolus again, this time ripping the whole top armour off and leaving it resting helplessly on the arena wall. Tsunami took the opportunity to get under the obliterated Diabolus and throw it out of the arena as it had just done to Major Tom.

"Carnage already in the warzone, and Major Tom out! Gone. Hit by the tidal wave - the Tsunami, and they went. Diabolus in all sorts of problems - look, the roof has caved in on Diabolus' world, and Tsunami gets another flip in. It's all over, two out, two through."
— Jonathan Pearce as the battle reaches a quick conclusion

Qualified: X-Terminator & Tsunami

Constrictor vs Fluffy vs Killer Carrot 2 vs Scarey-Go-RoundEdit

Killer Carrot 2 vs Constrictor

Killer Carrot 2 and Constrictor wage an even contest

Fluffy Scarey Go Round

Fluffy slices through Scarey-Go-Round

Constrictor and Killer Carrot 2 immediately engaged in battle, but neither was able to get underneath and use its flipper on the other. Meanwhile, Fluffy's spinning blade was ripping pieces off Scarey-Go-Round, littering the arena floor.

"The toys are flying off all over the place - the fairground attachments - the rocket, the car, the tank, the boat."
— Jonathan Pearce as the arena is littered with bits and pieces of Scarey-Go-Round
Fluffy smoke

Fluffy begins to smoke

Scarey-Go-Round vs Constrictor

Constrictor attacks the shredded Scarey-Go-Round

However, Fluffy appeared to lose mobility and began to spin around in circles as Constrictor and Killer Carrot 2 continued to engage in battle. Fluffy stopped moving completely and, as Sergeant Bash came in to attack it, Killer Carrot 2 activated the pit release button. Then, Fluffy suddenly started to move again and rejoined the battle, just as Scarey-Go-Round stopped moving on the flame pit.

"Well, I don't think X-Terminator or Tsunami will be quaking"
— Jonathan Pearce

All four robots survived to the end of the battle and the judges went for Constrictor and Killer Carrot 2.

Qualified: Constrictor & Killer Carrot 2

Round 2Edit

Killer Carrot 2 vs X-Terminator (11)Edit

X-Terminator Killer Carrot 2

X-Terminator throws Killer Carrot 2 over

The robots engaged and X-Terminator pushed Killer Carrot 2 across the arena, but it escaped. Then Killer Carrot 2 came in on the attack, but the spinning disc of X-Terminator turned it over upside-down and it was unable to self-right.

"You'll remember from previous wars, it had a huge axe, but it was not as effective as that spinning disc."
— Jonathan Pearce as X-Terminator topples Killer Carrot
X-Terminator vs Killer Carrot 2

X-Terminator launches Killer Carrot 2 over the arena wall

Another attack from X-Terminator turned it back onto its wheels, but it was soon flipped over again by the force of X-Terminator's flywheel. X-Terminator continued to attack and caused damage to the armour of Killer Carrot 2, before eventually turning it onto its wheels again.
"X-Terminator poised. Looking, seeking the pray, chasing."
— Jonathan Pearce

Killer Carrot 2 scampered away and activated the pit release button, but to no avail as X-Terminator caught up with it and sent it flying over the arena wall with its spinning disc.

Winner: X-Terminator

Constrictor vs TsunamiEdit

Tsunami Constrictor

Tsunami throws Constrictor over

Tsunami flips Constrictor

Tsunami finishes off Constrictor

Constrictor immediately tried to get underneath Tsunami but it was the German machine that got underneath and flipped its opponent over. Constrictor self-righted but Tsunami continued to get underneath and flip it over, knocking off a panel of Constrictor's top armour in the process. Constrictor tried unsuccesfully to self-right again, so Tsunami was able to get underneath, push it towards the arena wall and throw it out of the arena.

"Watch out X-Terminator! Very confident team, perhaps the only thing that can stop this machine ... over-confidence?"
— Jonathan Pearce after Tsunami's easy victory

Winner: Tsunami

FinalEdit

X-Terminator (11) vs TsunamiEdit

X-Terminator Tsunami

X-Terminator after being thrown by Tsunami

Both robots started very cautiously, but X-Terminator eventually launched an attack on the back of Tsunami. X-Terminator launched another attack, but Tsunami got underneath and flipped it over, which caused X-Terminator to scuttle upside-down across the arena floor on its flywheel. X-Terminator tried to use its self-righting spikes, but the way it was positioned made them completely useless and it remained upside-down.

Tsunami&#039;s fatal mistake

Tsunami fails to finish X-Terminator

"If they can get a flip in there, X-Terminator could be out of the arena, out of the warzone, out of Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars! They are teetering on the brink of oblivion, the number 11 seeds!"
— Jonathan Pearce as X-Terminator lays against the wall
X-Terminator vs Tsunami 1

X-Terminator throws Tsunami onto its back

Despite X-Terminator being unable to self-right, Tsunami attempted to flip it out of the arena but was twice unsuccessful, which resulted in X-Terminator getting back onto its wheels. From then on, X-Terminator showed no mercy and launched a number of attacks on Tsunami with its spinning disc, twice rolling it over but Tsunami was able to self-right.

"They're rocking here Tsunami... They're righting."
— Jonathan Pearce as Tsunami is tossed over for a second time
X-Terminator finishes Tsunami

X-Terminator punishes Tsunami's mistake

Tsunami was turned over a third time, but did not have enough CO2 left to self-right. X-Terminator attacked again and sent a cloud of smoke flying from Tsunami, and the final attack sent Tsunami flying over the arena wall.

"Tsunami out, it's over. A brilliant effort comes to an end. X-Terminator, heat winners."
— Jonathan Pearce as X-Terminator sends Tsunami over the arena side wall

Heat Winner: X-Terminator

"Lots of robots have circular saws, but we've found the daddy, on Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off

Special EventEdit

Main article: Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars/Axe Attack

Between Round 1 and Round 2 of each heat (except Heat I), a 'Special Event' was shown. For Heat F, it was the 'Axe Attack', in which three robots with axe weapons competed in a single battle.

Iron-Awe 2.1 vs Hydra vs Kat 3

Axe Attack Champion: Iron-Awe 2.1

Trivia Edit

  • All five robots that lost by knockout in this Heat were Thrown Out of the Arena, breaking the record for the most Out of the Arenas in a single episode set during the Extreme 2 Challenge Belt.
  • Tsunami's appearance in this Heat made it the first German robot to fight in the UK Championship, and by reaching the Heat Final, the most successful.
  • Tsunami flipped out all three of its defeated opponents, breaking Thermidor 2's and Chaos 2's record of consecutive Out of the Arena flips.
  • Despite six veterans appearing, only Fluffy was similar to its previous incarnation. X-Terminator, Killer Carrot 2 and Major Tom all featured new designs, while Constrictor and Diabolus were new robots from veteran teams.
  • Major Tom and Diabolus were placed in the same heat, just as Major Tom and Kliptonite had been in Series 5, setting up a grudge match between the two. However, only one attack was made between the two.
  • This was the second time X-Terminator made the Semi-Finals while seeded.
  • The first round melee between X-Terminator, Major Tom 3, Tsunami and Diabolus, was the quickest battle in Robot Wars history that featured more than two robots. However, at 36 seconds, it did not make the Top 30 list of Shortest Battles in UK Robot Wars.
  • An editing error before the first battle showed Sergeant Bash and Shunt in the same CPZ, through roughly the same shot.
  • During X-Terminator's interview prior to Round 1, Jayne Middlemiss stated that the team had been competing in Robot Wars since Series 4, when they had actually debuted in Series 3. Simon Baldwin reaffirmed her statement when asked.
  • During the post-Heat Final interview, both Craig Charles and Marlon Pritchard claimed that no other competitor besides X-Terminator used a flywheel to send an opponent out of the arena, this was not true as American competitor Cyclone had achieved this feat twice.

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