Author Topic: Scorpion (CVR(T)) family (and Scorpion turret users) - Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 21316 times)

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Of course, one might need to do something about the recoil - maybe a lower muzzle velocity plus a spade at the rear.
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Of course, one might need to do something about the recoil - maybe a lower muzzle velocity plus a spade at the rear.

Hmm... put the Scorpion's flatter powerpack in the Spartan's or Sultan's taller hull then mount the gun over it.  The Samson's spaces would go right on the back.
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Reposting: the son of Scorpion- Stormer hull, ROF 76mm L23A1 main gun, and a twin TOW missile launcher
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Repaircraft came out with some aftermarket upgrade options a long time ago with some interesting upgrade options

http://www.scorpiontank.co.uk/html/UpgradeMenu.html

I'd be excited to see a variant incorporating these upgrades and potentially others, such as the possibility of Hybrid Electric drive -- seeing the internal volume improvements the hybrid electric Thunderbolt 120mm demonstrator had over the already small original M8 AGS was pretty eye opening, not to mention range and silent-approach benefits.  With space already at a premium, something similar in the CVR(T) might allow for significant growth without having to switch to a larger platform like Stormer or FRES

Arm it with 40mm CTA, some compact turrets are coming out (See Panhard Sphinx) and with very little turret penetration of the breach, combined with possibly external ammunition feed from an armored box on the side of the turret to provide for some separation from ammunition and crew, and you might actually have more room inside.  A couple of Spike-LR on the other side of the turret, and you'd have a pretty useful bit of kit IMO!

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I wish they'd kept developing Swingfire with competetive warheads: it had a lot of potential.

Videogame artist impression of what a Sabre with addon Swingfire launchers might look like.
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Offline dy031101

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Another Scorpion tank re-armament proposal, this time for Malaysia with a 20mm cannon.

I don't know what that 20mm is supposed to be, but my guess is that it looks like an Oerlikon KAD.
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Another Scorpion tank re-armament proposal, this time for Malaysia with a 20mm cannon.

I don't know what that 20mm is supposed to be, but my guess is that it looks like an Oerlikon KAD.

Oerlikon KAA in an FVT900 turret (both taken from a dozen of the Malaysian Stormers). Malaysian Scorpions are also getting new transmissions and tracks.
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Oerlikon KAA in an FVT900 turret (both taken from a dozen of the Malaysian Stormers). Malaysian Scorpions are also getting new transmissions and tracks.

I see, but I actually think that the turret seems to still be the original Scorpion tank turret, just with the "new" autocannon going through the mantlet cutout for the original 90mm gun.

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Atachment #3 & #4: a more-developed version of the Jordanian Scorpion tank modification- with new sight purported to include thermal imager and laser rangefinder above the gun, roof-mounted remote-controlled machinegun making up for the loss of co-axial weapon, 4 x Kornet ATGMs, new engine, and other automotive upgrades.
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