For the unrelated Series 3 robot, see Shell Shock (Series 3).
"A mean, green machine!"
Jonathan Pearce

Shell Shock was a circular robot that competed in Series 7 of Robot Wars. It did not last long in the Seventh Wars, as it became the first robot to be flipped out of the arena in Series 7, dispatched by newcomer M2. The team also entered Series 4 with Fat Boy Tin, which did just as badly.

Shell Shock previously attempted to enter Series 6, but failed to qualify, breaking down seconds into its qualifier battle against Scrap Dragon, Gyrobot and The Stag.

It is possible that this robot received its name and design in honour of the live snail found inside its predecessor after it was beaten.



The interior of Shell Shock, at the Series 6 qualifiers

It was designed to look like the shell of a snail, with an overhead axe possessing a "cute little face", as described by Jayne Middlemiss. This weapon was protected by the shell along with a small petrol-powered cutting disc at the front. Shell Shock also had two electric arms for self-righting that blended into the shell, though they failed to work when needed.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 7Edit

Tiberius vs Shell Shock

Shell Shock roasts on the flame jet

Shell Shock's first and only appearance in the Robot Wars televised show was in the Seventh Wars. It participated in the first battle of Heat A, and was placed up against newcomers M2, previous Heat Finalists Vader and University Challenge champions Tiberius 3.

M2 and Shell Shock

M2 throws Shell Shock out of the arena.

In the battle, Shell Shock played a fairly passive role, in comparison to M2, who flipped Vader around. Vader then hit Shell Shock and created a gash in the side armour. M2 flipped Shell Shock onto its side; it tried to self-right but its arm failed to work. M2 then steered Shell Shock around and charged it, flipping it onto its back by the arena wall. A quick follow up flip saw Shell Shock fly out of the arena. It was later followed by Vader, which was also flipped out by M2.


Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat A, Round 1 vs. M2, Tiberius 3, Vader Eliminated

The team in the pits with Shell Shock


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Shell Shock (Series 7) Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Entered with Fat Boy Tin
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 1
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

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