the Junkyard: Vehicle Viewer

M808V Scorpion MBT
[ << Go Back | Description ]

M808V Scorpion MBT

Manual Description:

The Scorpion Main Battle Tank is primarily an anti-vehicle weapons platform, but it also has very high anti-infantry capabilities. Its ceramic-titanium armor makes it nearly invulnerable to small arms fire, but its deep dead-zone, or the area within which fire from the tank's guns cannot hit targets, puts it at risk from enemy anti-tank infantry. Up to four soldiers may ride on (and fire from) the Scorpion's track pods. Riding on a tank is always hazardous and should be done only when the advantages outweigh the risks.

The Scorpion isn't something that you'll get to use too much, but it's always a blast when you do. The main gun is more or less a one-shot-one-kill proposition (except for enemy tanks, which usually take two or three), so long as you can hit your target. Make sure you do; the reload is irritatingly slow. The coaxial machine gun is pretty much a wash; it's so innacurate that it borders on uselessness, except in a dubious "suppressing fire" role. One more thing - if you can ever avoid it, don't sit on a tank. It's an invitation to be dead, fast.