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"Sharp teeth, a spinning disc, a bulletproof plastic shell, top speeds of 20mph, I mean, this is the talk of the pits. Idle because it's Small Torque, or will the chatter "box" all opponents up?"
— Jonathan Pearce

Small Torque was Team Torque's entry for Series 4 of Robot Wars. It reached the second round in its Heat, before losing to Eric after overheating and breaking down.

Much like its predecessors and successors, the robot's name was a pun on the phrase small talk.

DesignEdit

Small Torque was a compact two-wheel drive robot equipped with a small, 4000rpm toothed cutting disc and armoured in bulletproof plastic. Unusually, the disc could also function as a third wheel, which enabled Small Torque to run upside down at speeds of up to 20mph. The robot also featured an internal cooling system which continually pumped CO2 through its internals to prevent its components from overheating, an issue which had cost All Torque in previous series. Ironically, Small Torque was defeated in its second round battle after its electrical components short-circuited, with the team having to disable its cooling system after it suffered irreparable damage during its eliminator.

QualificationEdit

Small Torque successfully won its qualifier battle against Panzer Wraith to earn its place in Series 4, causing the former Heat Finalist to lose out on a place in the series.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 4Edit

"We're gonna team up with Splinter to defeat Centurion."
— Alex McBride's pre-battle tactics
Splinter Centurion Small Torque

Splinter and Centurion pin Small Torque against each other

Splinter Small Torque

Small Torque is grabbed and pushed by Splinter

In its first round battle, Small Torque faced Splinter and the thirty-first seeds Centurion. It was initially slow to get into the action, as Centurion quickly tried to flip Splinter, but drove under Splinter with its disc as it pushed Centurion into Sergeant Bash's CPZ. Small Torque proceeded to attack Centurion, who appeared to be immobilised as it tried to flip and axe Small Torque in return, before being shoved around the arena and into Shunt by Splinter. Small Torque escaped from the CPZ, despite being axed, ramming into Splinter before getting caught by Dead Metal as he attempted to attack Centurion. With Centurion eventually being pitted by Sir Killalot, Small Torque went through to the second round along with Splinter.

Eric flips Small Torque

Eric flips Small Torque over

There, it faced Eric. Both robots began by dodging each other, before Small Torque rammed into the back of Eric with its disc as it sat on a flame jet. Small Torque escaped, and continued to drive round and ram Eric, at one point grinding against one of Eric's wheels. However, it reversed into Sergeant Bash's CPZ and was flipped over by Eric as it escaped, allowing Small Torque's disc to briefly propel it across the floor. Despite this, Small Torque suddenly stopped moving, and began smoking as its internals caught fire and Eric attempted to flip it again. This rendered Small Torque completely immobilised and open to attack from the House Robots, eliminating it from the Fourth Wars.

ResultsEdit

SMALL TORQUE - RESULTS
Series 4
The Fourth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat I, Eliminator vs. Centurion (31), Splinter Qualified
Heat I, Semi-Final vs. Eric Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

Team Torque

Team Torque with Small Torque

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Small Torque Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Entered with All Torque
The Third Wars Entered with All Torque
The Fourth Wars Heat, Round 2
The Fifth Wars Entered with Bot Out of Hell (Sloss)
Entered with Hippobotomus (McBrides)
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Fighting Torque
Series 2 Did not enter

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