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"It's emerged from the underwater depths to fight the land robots."
Jonathan Pearce introduces W70

Whirlpool 70 (also called W70) was a Swedish robot that entered The Second World Championship, which was broadcast as part of the first series of Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 and the first season of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. It lost its only battle, after being flipped by Firestorm 3 and set upon by Sir Killalot.

DesignEdit

Whirlpool 70

Whirlpool 70 in the arena

Whirlpool 70 was a tracked robot built out of a swimming pool cleaning device, armed with a heavy rotating steel frame with four flailing maces attached to it, which acted as the robot's full-body spinner. According to Robot Wars Extreme: The Official Guide, the rotating frame could also be fitted with spikes or hooks in place of the maces. The front of Whirlpool 70 was lined with red LED's. However, the robot could not self-right, a weakness highlighted on its statistics board, and it was extremely slow at 3mph.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 1Edit

Sir K W70

Whirlpool 70 is crumpled by Sir Killalot

Firestorm vs W70

W70 is flipped onto its side by Firestorm 3

2ndWCFight2 2

Whirlpool 70 is left upside-down after being flipped

Whirlpool 70 started the match very slowly as it tried to get its spinning body up to speed. Drillzilla rammed W70, but was pushed away by Firestorm 3. NEAT Machine used its battering ram to stop W70 from escaping, but W70 then drove very slowly away and into Sir Killalot's grasp. It was here that W70 was damaged by Sir Killalot, leading to its breakdown. Meanwhile NEAT Machine had been flipped over by Firestorm 3, which then proceeded to flip Whirlpool 70 onto its side. Sir Killalot placed W70 back onto its tracks on the floor flipper, but it was no longer moving, and so it was counted out by Refbot. W70 was then thrown by the floor flipper, and was left inverted. Whirlpool 70 still managed to get in Firestorm and Drillzilla's way as they continued fighting, but it had already been eliminated from the battle that was eventually won by Drillzilla.

ResultsEdit

WHIRLPOOL 70 - RESULTS
Extreme Series 1/US Season 1
The Second World Championship
Representing Sweden, Round 1
Round 1 vs. Drillzilla (USA), Firestorm 3 (UK), NEAT Machine (NED) Eliminated

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1
W70 pits

Whirlpool 70 in the pits

TriviaEdit

  • Whirlpool 70 is one of only two robots from Sweden to compete in Robot Wars. The other is Rawbot.

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