• Beast


    Statistics
    � Weight: 102kg
    � Height: 50cm
    � Length: 80cm
    � Width: 60cm
    � Speed: 20mph
    � Year built: 2012
    � Status: Active
    � Weight class: Heavyweight
    � Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
    Armour
    Exo-skeleton made up welded bars which gives it strength and is light so it can run fast.
    Power
    2 x Bosch motors run on 750 watts that power each wheel.
    Weapons
    Full pressure flipper powered by a non-attached ram that is capable of throwing a robot out of the arena.
    Strengths
    Has a very powerful weapon and is really manoeuvrable.
    Weaknesses
    The lack of armour leaves its wheels and a few of its insides open to attacks.
    Team Beast
    John Lear
    Information
    Beast is a heavyweight robot in its sixth incarnation built to resemble the team's really successful featherweight Beauty. Beast is also called the 8645T because the team believe that squinting at the name makes it resemble the word "Beast". The first incarnation of Beast was built in 2001 for Series 5 of Robot Wars where it beat John Findlay's first ever robot T-Bone in round 1 and since then, the teams both became very good friends. Beast has changed a lot since its first appearance but has always had the flipper as its weapon which has been improved time and time again. Beast has done very well in the live events including the Roaming Robots event at RIAT 2005 where it won and also the Roaming Robots 2005 & 2007 Winter Tours where it finished 4th.

    Achievements
    • Roaming Robots RIAT 2005 Champion
    • 4th in Fighting Robots 2005 UK Championships (Roaming Robots Winter Tour)
    • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2006 Quarter-Finalist
    • 4th in Roaming Robots Winter Tour 2007
    • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2008 Finalist
    • Roaming Robots Winter Tour 2008 Finalist
    • Roaming Robots - Best Paint Effects Award Winner 2008
    • 4th in Robots of Destruction 2009
    • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2009 Finalist
    • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2010 Finalist
    • Fighting Robots Annihilator 2011 Finalist
    • Robots Live! - Team Champions 2010 (in Team Barbie)
    • 3rd in Robots of Destruction 2012
    • Robots Live! - 3rd in Team Championships 2012 (in Team Barbie)
    • Fighting Robots - Tag Team Runners-up 2012 with Tiberius
    • 3rd in Robots of Destruction 2013
    • Robot Wars - Portsmouth 2013 Semi-Finalist
    • Robots Live! - Burgess-Hill 2013 Semi-Finalist
    • 4th in Fighting Robots UK Championships 2013
    • Robot Wars - Winter Tour 2013 Semi-Finalist
    • Fighting Robots UK Championships 2014 Runner-Up
    * Robots of Destruction 2016 Runner-up
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