The Scorpion reconnaissance vehicle was part of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (CVR) series first devised in the mid-1960s. Designed to be light enough to be carried and parachute-dropped if necessary, the CVR, with the designation 'tracked' added, entered service with the British Army in 1972. Since then the Scorpion and its variants the Scimitar, Striker, Spartan, Samaritan, Sultan and Sampson have seen action in many theatres. Backed by numerous photographs and colour plates, this book examines the development and design of the Scorpion, detailing its firepower, forms of protection, performance in combat and variants.
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Table of Contents
Design and Development · Technical Description · Firepower · Protection · The CVR(T) in British Service · Modifications and Variants