FV101 Scorpion

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FV101 Scorpion
FV101 Scorpion
Tier / Class:
3 LT
United Kingdom
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
310 (315)
2,547 (2,877)
91 (98) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
35 / 25 / 12
Turret F/S/R:
35 / 25 / 12
Max Speed:
82.08 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.56 (2.83) s
Hull Traverse:
48.50 (49.40) deg/s
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -6.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
40.00 deg/s

The FV101 Scorpion is a tier 3 Light Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the FV107 Scimitar or T-55, and leads to the FV101 Scorpion 90.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and takes increased damage.
  • HESH: can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The FV101 Scorpion is a light tank with mobility typical of the class. Using its speed and mobility, it can flank to unload into the sides and rears of slower vehicles. It is also an excellent counter for other flankers, as its high explosive wreaks havoc on lightly armored targets.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Fast and maneuverable
  • HE rounds can cause devastating damage to lightly armored targets.
  • Good camouflage and view range

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Minimal effective armor
  • High Explosive rounds with inconsistent damage to armored enemies
  • Frontally mounted engine

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the 76mm L24A2 HESH ammunition significantly boosts penetration, allowing for more effective fire against heavily armored targets. The Tb.3544 Diesel Engine significantly boosts agility, increasing overall vehicle mobility. Improved Ready Racks will allow for more sustained fire, making flanking and rear attacks more lethal.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

FV101 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 35/25/12 Military Aluminum 35/25/12 Military Aluminum None
Designed as a lightly armored reconnaissance and fire support vehicle by the British Army, the Scorpion is only well protected against small arms fire, and can frontally resist light autocannon fire.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

76mm L23A1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
76mm L24A1 HESH HE Stock 310 153mm 0.18° 535 m/s 7.30s
76mm L24A2 HESH HE 2,675 315 175mm 0.18° 535 m/s 7.30s

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Jaguar K60 No.1 Mk. 100b Petrol Engine Stock Stock 82.08km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.56s {{{0-max}}} 48.50deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Perkins T6.3544 Diesel Engine 540 8,520 82.08km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.83s {{{0-max}}} 49.40deg/s {{{firechance}}}

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

FV101 Scorpion Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
L8 Smoke Grenades 1,300 20,445 Provides a total of nine smoke deployments with a three-round magazine. Individual charges are on a three second cooldown, with a sixty second cooldown for the magazine.

Improved Gunner Sight 1,890 29,815 Increases accuracy by 10%.

Improved Ready Racks 4,395 69,220 Increases reload speed by 10%.

History[edit | edit source]

This British-built armored reconnaissance vehicle was designed to be able to operate in a wide range of conditions ranging from dry and arid deserts all the way to boggy wetlands. Since 1972, approximately 3,000 FV101 units have been produced for the United Kingdom, as well as for governments all over the world. One item of note for the Scorpion is that it presently holds the world’s record for fastest production tank. The United Kingdom has since retired the vehicle, but it remains in active duty with other governments.

See also[edit | edit source]