Flipper was a robot which competed exclusively in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It originally didn't qualify for Series 3, but was instated after The Parthian Shot withdrew.
Due to Flipper's rather dolphin-like appearance, it is possible it was named after the famous film dolphin, rather than being named after its weaponry. Despite showing good speed, it broke down in its only battle against Ultor.
Robot History[edit | edit source]
In Heat D of the Third Wars, Flipper was drawn up against fellow newcomers Ultor in its first round battle. The robots dodged each other for a while, before Flipper reversed over and glanced off its opponent. Ultor chased Flipper, axing the Essex machine once but causing no apparent damage. However, soon afterwards, Flipper broke down. Ultor nudged it near the pit of oblivion. Flipper was then attacked by Shunt, Dead Metal and Sergeant Bash, before being deemed officially immobilised, eliminating it from the competition. Shunt then punched holes into Flipper's top, and a piece of armour was then sliced apart by Dead Metal, before cease was called.
Results[edit | edit source]
|UK Robot Wars Series 3||Heat D||Eliminator||Ultor||Lost|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1