Operation Junkyard

Season 1 Episode 12


Aired Saturday 4:00 AM Feb 15, 2003 on NBC
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Full steam ahead! Finalists must design and build a ship that they can manipulate via a remote control unit (provided). Each battleship has to have a weapon on board, whether a battering ram or a cannon. The ships do battle aboard a real live battleship, the U.S.S. Nimitz, and the team that can sink the opponent's ship fastest, wins. Contributor: Thats_Good_Eatin The mission is to build battleships to sink the opponent's flag ship. The reward is glass trophies for each person (both teams), gold dog tags (both teams), and the winner's names are put on the Operation Junkyard trophy. Both teams are given (no contest) 15 minutes engineering time. At first, both teams are unsure of their designs as they have difficulty explaining their ideas but settle on a catamaran design with a flat frame, allowing weapons to be built onto the ship. Blue team's saw makes the battleship's front too heavy, a problem they need to solve. Blue Team's weapons consist of a miniature rake ("The Rake of Doom") to put holes in the Red team's flag ship and they were also able to keep the saw. Red Team uses radio control to use their nomadic arm to force the Blue Team's flagship underwater and have adopted a continuously running saw as well, along with a giant cinderblock to crush the opposition when it is released. Off to battle, Red Team's cinderblock almost causes their battleship to sink and they immediately remove the cinderblock. Blue Team starts off quickly, attacking Red team's flag ship, slicing a hole in it. But the Blue Team's battleship gets stuck in the Red Team's flag ship! After the cinderblock is removed, Red Team gets underway to attacking Blue Team's flag ship. Blue Team's ship continues striking Red Team's flag ship but the Red Team successfully sinks Blue Team's flag ship.moreless

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