A petrol powered full body spinner capable of causing extreme damage. Built by Peter Bennett, Gary Cairns and Graeme Horne.
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About Typhoon 2
Typhoon 2 was the champion of the Seventh Wars, managing to win on their first attempt entering the UK Championship. Typhoon 2 was the heavyweight version of the team's middleweight robot Typhoon, which had won the previous two middleweight championships held during Robot Wars Extreme.
A full body spinner built by the Edinburgh Air Cadets, Typhoon 2's only previous appearance in Robot Wars was in an Annihilator in Extreme 2 and ended in a round one elimination.
After being flipped by Bigger Brother in the first round it looked like Series 7 might go the same way, but fortunately two other robots had been immobilised already and they scraped through.
Unusually for a robot seen in later series of Robot Wars Typhoon 2's weapon was powered by an internal combustion engine, which gave it tremendously destructive capabilities that proved too much for its opponents in Series 7. Only the heavily armoured Storm 2 provided any real threat.
The Grand Final, against Storm, was surrounded by controversy. Typhoon 2 were given the win after a judges decision based on the damage they managed to inflict upon on Storm 2's front scoop, at one point tearing off one of the titanium panels.
What the judges were not made aware of however, was that internally Typhoon 2 had also received damage from Storm 2, including losing a drive chain. Had the judges known this the outcome of the fight may well have been different, a point that is still actively discussed amongst fans of the show to this day.
Typhoon 2 retired in 2005 after receiving severe damage at the RoboGames competition in the USA. It was rebuilt in 2012 and has since appeared on display at the Dundee Science Museum.