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"A thirteen-strong team took seven months to build this, the tallest and longest in the heat with a three milimetre-thick aluminium shell, and a punching-lifting-ramming weapon powered by carbon dioxide."
— Jonathan Pearce introduces Sgt. Meikle

Sgt. Meikle was a competitor robot that exclusively fought in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It was named after an engineering lecturer who the team took inspiration from, and lost in the first round to Darke Destroyer on a judges' decision.

DesignEdit

Sgt meikle

A side shot of Sgt. Meikle

Sgt. Meikle was a tall, black robot built by thirteen people over seven months, powered by two 12V wheelchair motors and armoured in 3mm thick aluminium plating. Its weapons were a serrated duralium-headed axe and a CO2 - powered pneumatic spike, referred to the team as a 'punch'. While Sgt. Meikle displayed reasonable aggression during its only battle, its axe proved relatively ineffective, and the robot was slow and very light at just 64.8kg.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Meikle vs darke destroyer

Darke Destroyer rams Sgt. Meikle

Sgt. Meikle participated in Heat F of the Third Wars, and was drawn up against fellow newcomer Darke Destroyer in the first round. Both robots started slowly, with Darke Destroyer moving across to ram Sgt. Meikle as Sgt. Meikle turned to strike its opponent's rotating blade. Sgt. Meikle continued to push and follow Darke Destroyer around the arena as it sustained gashes and scratches from Darke Destroyer's blade, but its axe could not penetrate through Dark Destroyer's armour. In the process, it kept stopping Darke Destroyer's blade from spinning upon contact with its bodyshell, before pushing Darke Destroyer from the side into Matilda.

"Doesn't look greatly punishing, does it, the blade? Looks like a feather, really, at the end of an ostrich leg."
Jonathan Pearce comments upon Sgt. Meikle's axe
Darke Destroyer Sgt Meikle

Sgt. Meikle is damaged by Darke Destroyer

Darke Destroyer slammed into the side of Sgt. Meikle again, its blade again stopping on contact and folding on itself as Sgt. Meikle pushed it again as the battle went to a judges' decision. Despite Sgt. Meikle proving the more aggressive robot, the decision went in favour of Darke Destroyer, eliminating Sgt. Meikle from the Third Wars.

ResultsEdit

SGT. MEIKLE - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat F, Round 1 vs. Darke Destroyer Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

SgtMeikleTeam

The team with Sgt. Meikle

Series Sgt. Meikle 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

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