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FV101 Scorpion
FV101 Scorpion
Info
Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class Armored Recon
Variant(s) FV107 Scimitar, FV721 Fox, FV712 Ferret
Cost 20 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 2 / Side 2 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Small
Optics

Good

Speed 70 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Medium
Fuel Capacity 420 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 750 km
Icon WALB Year 1972
Icon WALB Type Marine, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Main Gun L23A1 (76mm HEAT)
MMG L37 (7.62mm)

Available to NATO forces, the FV101 Scorpion is a British armoured recon. Its variant is the FV107 Scimitar.

History Edit

FV101 Scorpion entered British service in 1972 and served until 1994. Manufactured by Alvis, it was the lead vehicle of Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked), a family of vehicles designed to provide fire support with an anti-armour capability and be light enough to be airportable. Since it is planned to reinforce British overseas commitments with airlifted troops.

To keep the weight down, the FV101 Scorpion uses a aluminium alloy armour. This was another requirement to have low ground pressure which served well in the boggy conditions during the Falklands War.

The Scorpion was armed with the low velocity 76 mm L23A1 gun, which could fire high-explosive, HESH, smoke and canister rounds. L43A1 a L7A1 variant was used as a ranging gun on the Scorpion light tank.

In British service, FV101 Scorpion was used in the two troops in B Squadron, Blues and Royals served in the Falklands War. Scorpions also served in the Gulf War. The 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards a reconnaissance regiment had 32 and the close reconnaissance troops of the armoured regiments each had eight. Also used by 1 Squadron RAF Regiment, who were attached to the 1st British Armoured Division.

The Scorpion was or is used by the armed forces of Belgium, Botswana, Brunei, Chile, Honduras, Iran, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Venezuela and the United Arab Emirates.

WeaponsEdit

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon L23A1 WRD Icon L37
Type Main Gun MMG No Weapon
Name L23A1 L37
Caliber 76mm HEAT 7.62mm
Ammo x 25 x 1000
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 875 m
Helicopters = 525 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 25% 20%
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A 10%
AP Power 10 N/A
HE Power 22 .5
Icon WALB Suppression 88 55
Rate of fire 7 r/min 652 r/min

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

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