Mecano Challenge s05e11
Titre original : Destroyers
HMS Proper Job sails to glory
After 10 highly competitive challenges, two scraptastic teams – the Barley Pickers and the Boat Buoys – were poised to do battle for the coveted trophy. As Robert announced the challenge, thoughts of previous great sea battles flickered through the minds of those present. As did the sinking of the Titanic. But 10 hours later, two formidable destroyers were ready for launch.
The teams faced a tough head-to-head race in which they had to bash their way through harbour gates, topple an enemy watchtower and sink an enemy battleship before racing to an island to claim the trophy.
The Barley Pickers had some trouble with their steering and the surprisingly quick Boat Buoys were the first to blast through the harbour gates. But rounding the island the Barley Pickers were able to take advantage of a shallower draft and grab the lead.
Using their hydraulic prongs, the Barleys then toppled the tower in seconds. The Boat Buoys struggled to tip theirs over with a combination of winch and battering ram, losing valuable time.
The Barleys then rammed their enemy vessel at speed, their deadly prongs crashing through the hull. Unfortunately, extracting them proved more difficult, and for a moment it looked as if the Boat Buoys were back in the race. But though the Boat Buoys' combination of claw and battering ram worked well to sink their battleship, they weren't quick enough to overtake the farmers. The Barley Pickers had already pointed HMS Proper Job at the island – and sailed into Scrapheap history.