Chaos 2

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Chaos 2
Chaos 2.jpg
Chaos 2 from Series 3 onwards
Statistics
Height 0.42 m (1.4 ft)
Width 0.63 m (2.1 ft)
Depth 0.92 m (3.0 ft)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Weight class Heavyweight
Primary weapon Flipper
Maximum speed 12 mph (19 km/h)
Turning circle 0 m (0 ft)
Ground clearance 70 mm (2.8 in)
Power source 2 × 1kW motors
Team
Team name Team Chaos
Team members George Francis
Ian Swann
Richard Swann
Location Ipswich
Country of origin United Kingdom

Chaos 2 is a combat robot from the UK Television Series Robot Wars, designed and built by self-employed mechanic George Francis, from Ipswich, and operated by Team Chaos. Twice winner of the UK Robot Wars Championship and the only robot with that distinction, it was the first robot to use its flipper to throw its opponents out of the arena altogether. This machine was also the first to defeat Hypno-Disc in Series 3. Its flipper is commonly considered to be one of the most powerful in Robot Wars, although it is not as powerful as the catapult-style flipper of Wheely Big Cheese. However, its weapon is superior in terms of efficiency, but has a limited supply of CO2, which provides the power for the weapon. The robot has been reincarnated several times over the years, previously appearing as Robot The Bruce and Chaos. Its flipper was also used as a self-righting mechanism when the robot was inverted, flipping the entire robot over in a half-somersault so it could continue fighting.

Chaos 2 is an inaugural member of the Combat Robot Hall of Fame. It also has its own pullback toy, pullback minibot and DVD.

Statistics[edit]

Weight: 84 kg (during its last appearance in Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2)
Dimensions: 38 cm × 92 cm × 72 cm
Clearance: 7 cm
Power: electric motors
Weapons: powerful pneumatic CO2 powered flipper

Battle summary[edit]

Series 3[edit]

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat E Round 1 Crocodilotron Won
Heat E Round 2 Sonic Won
Heat E Final The Big Cheese Won
Semi-Finals Round 1 Trident Won
Semi-Finals Round 2 Mace 2 Won
Grand Final Eliminator Firestorm Won
Grand Final Hypno-Disc Won
First World Championship

Chaos 2 represented England in this competition.

Round Opponent Result
Round 1 Killerhurtz (Czech Republic) Won
Round 2 Razer (England) Lost

Series 4[edit]

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat A Eliminator Atomic, Indefatigable Qualified
Heat A Semi-Final Medusa 2000 Won
Heat A Final Atomic Won
Semi-Finals Round 1 Steg 2 Won
Semi-Finals Round 2 Tornado Won
Grand Final Eliminator Stinger Won
Grand Final Pussycat Won
Northern Annihilator
Round Opponent Result
Round 1 Spikasaurus, Stinger, Killerhurtz, Dominator 2, Suicidal Tendencies Eliminated

Robot Wars Extreme - Series 1[edit]

Round Opponent Result
International Mayhem Alien Destructor (Netherlands) and Philliper (Belgium) Won
Flipper Frenzy Thermidor 2, Wheely Big Cheese, Bigger Brother Lost
Challenge Belt Tornado Lost
All Stars Championship
Round Opponent Result
Round 1 X-Terminator Won
Round 2 Wheely Big Cheese Won
Semi-Finals Tornado Lost
Second World Championship

Chaos 2 represented the UK in this competition.

Round Opponent Result
Round 1 Manta (USA), Mastiff (Italy), Ansgar (Germany) Eliminated

Series 5[edit]

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat A Eliminator Storm Force Won
Heat A Semi-Final The Steel Avenger Won
Heat A Final S.M.I.D.S.Y. Won
Semi-Finals Round 1 Wild Thing Won
Semi-Finals Round 2 Bigger Brother Lost

Series 6[edit]

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat C Round 1 Destructosaur, Mighty Mouse, Iron-Awe 2 Qualified
Heat C Round 2 Crushtacean Won
Heat C Final Dantomkia Lost

Robot Wars Extreme - Series 2[edit]

All Stars Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat B Round 1 Razer, 13 Black Eliminated

This was its final fight. However, after this loss, it received an overhaul to bring it back to working order. Chaos 2 continued to fight in live events for a while before becoming a static display, its last appearance being in 2007. As of 2011, George Francis has kept Chaos 2 in his shed.

Preceded by
Panic Attack
UK Robot Wars
Reigning Champion (Series 3, 4)
Succeeded by
Razer

References[edit]

External links[edit]

(None known)