Shogun was a competitor from the first series of Robot Wars, and indeed one of the first competitors on the series, as it competed in the very first televised episode of Robot Wars. It was a rounded box-shaped robot, with two ramming spikes on its side and a small forklift device on the front. The power came from a two-stage gearbox and the robot could travel at 7mph. The side spikes were interchangeable in size and thickness, making Shogun the very first robot to use interchangeable weaponry.
Shogun survived both the Gauntlet and Trial, but was beaten in the Arena Semi-Final by Killertron.
Robot History Edit
Shogun made steady progress in the Gauntlet, crossing the first ramp allowed it to easily beat the 2.93 metres set by Barry. However, upon going up the second ramp, it fell sideways off.
It was the first robot to tackle the Sumo trial, but it was pushed off after 21 seconds. Grunt's suicidal leap put Shogun through against Killertron.
Shogun had hideous control in the final, driving very near the grills and only managing a few feeble circles before it drove onto them, essentially eliminating itself. Killertron struck twice before cease was called, knocking Shogun out of the competition.
|UK Robot Wars Series 1||Heat A||Gauntlet||N/A||10.71m
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 1