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Not to be confused with Vector of Armageddon or Victor

"The key to Vector is the arm - lifts, pokes, spears - doesn't make the tea though, which would be the handy thing."
Philippa Forrester

Vector was a Nottingham based robot that only competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars. In its only battle, the robot was completely stationary after suffering a malfunction, and was eliminated in Round 1 despite its opponent T2 driving into the pit of its own accord halfway through the battle.

DesignEdit

"A vicious arm to lift, puncture, grab and also self-right."
— Jonathan Pearce on Vector's weapon
Vectorlive

Vector and its insides on display at the Somerset Steam Spectacular organised by Roger Plant

Vector was a black box-wedge robot, armoured in high carbon steel sheets. The yellow arm at the centre was a yellow hydraulic flipping arm, which could not only lift, but could act as a piercing spike and a srimech too. However, it was not properly seen in action in its only appearance, and the arm proved to be easily damaged, as proven when Shunt axed it.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 3Edit

Vector vs T2

T2 rams an immobile Vector

In Round 1 of the Third Wars, Vector went up against a returning machine to Robot Wars, T2. Before the battle began, Vector began to smoke, and did not move at all at the start until T2 closed in on it and attacked it. Vector moved backwards and forwards slightly, before slowly moving forward, but completely broke down over the arena spikes near Matilda's CPZ. As Matilda moved in to attack Vector, T2 reversed away, but reversed too far and accidentally drove into the pit of oblivion under absolutely no pressure. Despite this, the House Robots all continued attacking Vector. Shunt and Matilda attacked the shell, which held up well, but when Shunt axed the arm the bottom half of the arm broke off.

"You can see that yellow lifting arm - lifts, shreds, pokes, cuts hair, drives a car, works a computer...does just about everything, that arm, except...move!"
— Jonathan Pearce

As the cease was called, the judges ruled that Vector had not been sufficiently mobile to qualify for second round of the heat, therefore T2 progressed into the next round instead, eliminating Vector from the competition.

"Let's be honest, Vector didn't do anything. I think that's key. See I think Vector was immobilised right from the start, therefore T2 should go through."
— Jonathan Pearce's opinion

ResultsEdit

VECTOR - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat F, Round 1 vs. T2 Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Team vector

Vector's team demonstrating the arm

Series Vector 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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