Author Topic: Scorpion (CVR(T)) family (and Scorpion turret users) - Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 19569 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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Offline Weaver

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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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Offline Burncycle

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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!