Backstabber was a long, high wedge robot, roughly similar to the Series 6 version of Kat 3 except it had a rear axe rather than the axe being at the front of the robot. Its weapon was a long stabbing arm on a pole with a chisel capable of punching through sheet steel and the main body had various devices to neutralise cutting/stabbing weaponry of other robots. Backstabber was entered by a team from a tech school, led by the teacher Howard Sanford and driven by the student Sanjay Patel. It entered Series 3 of Robot Wars but lost in the first round to Razer.
The team also tried to enter Backstabber into Series 4, but they failed to qualify. The team didn't compete in Robot Wars after this.
Robot History Edit
Backstabber had very little to show for in its only battle in Robot Wars, where it fought Razer. It was fairly sluggish at the beginning of this fight, though it slowly drove forward to start and quickly turned round to use its stabbing arm on Razer. However, it was seemingly immobilised immediately after Razer attempted to crush it but the wedge shape was difficult for the claw to get a hold on and it could only scratch down the side. Instead, Razer made a run-up and managed to plough Backstabber into the pit, just as Backstabber's weapon came crashing down onto Razer, nearly dragging it onto its side. This caused no damage, though. The school robot was beaten after just 20 seconds of fighting.
|UK Robot Wars
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1