The Jailer was a robot which entered Series 3 of Robot Wars. Despite successfully qualifying for that series, it was forced to withdraw after its speed controller blew hours before filming began. It is unknown which robot replaced The Jailer for filming.
The Jailer was later rebuilt for Series 4, but it is unknown if the team finished the robot in time for it to qualify.
The Jailer was a robot built out of a scrapped supermarket trolley. Its weapon was a flywheel-driven spiked axe powered by an over-volted car starter motor.
The Jailer completed its obstacle course in order to qualify for Series 3.
- "All met back at Tony's place at 7.45 and loaded the Jailer and every other bit of hardware into the back of my car just in case the robot broke down and needed some last minute repairs and not forgetting all the paperwork which none of us had filled in yet and then we got going, we arrived in plenty of time and so we booked in and proceeded to the weigh-in station (81.5kg), now this was a little worrying as we did not have any armour on it yet and we were 1.5 kilos over. We then went to Derek Foxwells table for a technical check and he gave us the all clear and also told us what we could do to lose a bit of weight, next was the fun bit "Testing Time" they didn't want us to test our weapon which was a little disappointing but what we had to do is knock the football into the goal, drive over the see-saw, drive round some breeze blocks (I misheard him and thought he said knock them down, so I did, whoops!), drive in a figure 8 around some big springs and then drive onto an inch high piece of wood and spin on the spot. I did all of this flawlessly which was a bit of a miracle considering this was the first time I had ever driven the robot (I did not tell them this). We then loaded everything back into my car and then hung around for about an hour and watched other people testing their robots and whilst we were there we were quite pleased as no-one else managed to do as well as us which boosted our confidence a bit!"
- — Ben Musson's account of the audition
It was only after this successful qualification that The Jailer was forced to withdraw. The team intended to return for Series 4, but it is unknown if they attended the qualifiers.
|Series||The Jailer Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Withdrew|
|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|
|Series 10||Did not enter|