The Largest Walking Robot is a 27-ft Dragon that Spits Fire in Germany

November 27, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ever thought of a dreadful encounter with a fire-breathing dragon in real life? Well you may not want to head to Germany if the scenes would create nightmares. Tradinno is a fire-spitting dragon that resembles the one in mythology.

But you can breathe easy because this monster is in fact a remote-controlled robot. Tradinno is the largest walking robot built on this planet and has been credited with the same in Guinness record .

This giant robot is being used for fairs, plays and parades in which it reproduces glimpses of some medieval dragon. But, obviously, it lacks the pace.


You cannot expect a giant robotic figure to replicate the real paced flying motion. Keep that aside and Tradinno is the perfect European dragon, which walks in the way it should and breathes fire through its mouth and nose.

The dragon is built with electronic as well as hydraulic components and measures 5.50 m x 3.80 m x 4.50 m with a wing span of 12 meters.  A 2.0 liter diesel engine with 140 horsepower makes the dragon move with flame rigs attached to its nose and mouth for the fire-spitting effect.

The story of Tradinno dates back to the previous decade. Zollner Elektronik AG, the creators of this robotic dragon, started working on the project in 2007 with 15 people.

The aim was to make the German folk play “Drachenstich” more realistic with robotic dragons that are being speared as part of an annual festival here.

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