ThunderChild is a heavyweight robot that compete in the Live events. ThunderChild was originally built by Shane Swan of Team S.Tek, who competed in Robot Wars with Trax and Dantomkia. The robot was originally known as Air under Team S.Tek's ownership, but received its current name after being bought by Team ThunderCheese (now Team Ironclads) sometime before January 2015.
The robot's name and design are inspired by HMS Thunder Child, a fictitious ironclad torpedo ram from H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, which is destroyed in the novel while protecting refugee ships from Martian fighting machines.
It failed to qualify for the 2016 Series.
Robot History Edit
ThunderChild has competed at various Robot Wars live events, albeit with no major success thus far. In 2015, it competed at the Robot Wars World Championships held in Colchester, reaching the second round. It qualified out of the first round with ease, as An Adorable Kitten never moved in the battle, immediately giving the win to ThunderChild and TR2, although TR2 flipped ThunderChild and AAK out of the arena regardless. In the second round, ThunderChild faced Apex and Nuts, but its flipper was not working. It still started the battle aggressively, but after driving over the floor flipper, ThunderChild was turned over and could not self-right, eliminating it.
ThunderChild was in attendance at the first show of 2016, held in Manchester, but did not compete until the second day due to mechanical problems. It battled Eric and Ripper, surviving longer than Eric, but eventually losing to Ripper.
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 2