FV101 Scorpion 90

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FV101 Scorpion 90
FV101 Scorpion 90
Details
Tier / Class:
4 LT
Nation:
United Kingdom
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
64,800
Cost:
480,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
367 (383)
DPM:
2,936 (3,404)
Penetration:
198 (255) mm
Hit Points:
1,745
Hull F/S/R:
35 / 25 / 12
Turret F/S/R:
35 / 25 / 12
Max Speed:
82.08 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.96 (3.76) s
Hull Traverse:
48.50 (49.10) deg/s
Camouflage:
35%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.15°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -6.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
40.00 deg/s

The FV101 Scorpion 90 is a tier 4 Light Tank originating from the United Kingdom, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the FV101 Scorpion, and leads to the M551 Sheridan.

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 90 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, with the caveat that its base accuracy does not allow for long range sniping. It is also an excellent counter for other flankers, as its high explosive squash head rounds wreak havoc on lightly armored targets.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Fast and maneuverable
  • HESH 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
  • Poor Accuracy

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the Improved Gunner Sight and 90mm CTS-90 Mk.3 APFSDS ammunition will increase freedom in choosing how to deal with more heavily armored targets. The Tb.3544 Diesel Engine will boost vehicle mobility. Upgrading the firepower of the vehicle even further with the 90mm CTS-90 Mk.2 HEAT rounds and the Improved Ready Rack increases effective damage output.

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
A firepower upgrade to the standard FV101 design, the Scorpion 90 is well protected against small arms fire, and can frontally resist only light autocannon fire.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

90mm Mk. III M-A1 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
90mm CTS-90 HESH HE Stock 367 198mm 0.17° 703 m/s 7.50s
90mm CTS-90 Mk3 APFSDS AP 6,385 383 255mm 0.15° 1,345 m/s 7.50s
90mm CTS-90 Mk.2 HEAT HEAT 8,075 383 280mm 0.16° 865 m/s 7.50s


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}}} 3.96s {{{0-max}}} 48.50deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Perkins T6.3544 Diesel Engine 1,275 18,220 82.08km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.76s {{{0-max}}} 49.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Scorpion 90
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
L8 Smoke Grenades 3,065 43,730 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 4,470 63,770 Increases accuracy by 10%.


Improved Ready Racks 9,130 130,280 Increases reload speed by 10%.


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Light Tank
Developed: 1980s
Service: 1982+
Vehicles Built: cca 240
Operators: Malaysia, Venezuela, Nigeria and Indonesia

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the Scorpion was still in service of several countries but by this time it was growing increasingly obsolete. Instead of just phasing it out, these countries opted to have it upgraded with a 90mm CMI gun in a modified turret along with a complete refit of the original vehicle. This way, the Scorpion continues to serve in the 21st century.

See also[edit | edit source]