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Overview

The FV101 is a British Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle. In Britain, the vehicle is classed as a Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) or CVR(T). The FV101 Scorpion was manufactured by Alvis Vehicles Ltd.

The vehicle currently hold the Guinness world record for the fastest production tank - recorded doing 82.23km/h (51.1mph) on the QinetiQ vehicle test track, Cherstsey, Surrey, on 26th of March 2002.

Variants

These are the sub-variants of the FV101

  • FV101 Scorpion
  • FV101 Scorpion 90 (Scorpion 2)

Other CVR(T) Vehicles

Vehicles with Scorpion parts

  • Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (AUS) (MRV) - Australian M113A1 with Scorpion turret.
  • Sabre - Scorpion hull with surplus turrets from the FV721 Fox
  • Salamander - Training version. Mocked up to look like T-80 vehicles of OPFOR.
  • Tosan - Iranian built Scorpion, 90mm gun and Toophan ATGW.
  • Alvis Stormer - A larger development of the CVR(T) used in the case of the British Army to carry the Starstreak high-velocity missile system and the Shielder minelaying system.

Users

Current Operators

  • Britain Union Jack v3 United Kingdom - 1500
  • Bolivia - 20
  • Botswana - 60
  • Brunei - 16
  • Chile - Chilean Marine Corps, 30
  • Honduras - 19
  • Iran - 130
  • Indonesia - 90
  • Ireland - 14
  • Jordan - 80
  • Malaysia - 26
  • Nigeria - 150
  • Oman - 120
  • Philippines - 65
  • Thailand - 128
  • Tanzania - 40
  • Togo - 12
  • United Arab Emirates - 76
  • Venezuela - 78 Scorpion 90

Former Operators

  • Belgium - 701, at least one of each variant
  • Kuwait - ?
  • New Zealand - 26
  • Spain - ?

See Also

  • FV721 Fox
  • FV722 Vixen
UK FV Vehicles - Tracked
Recon & Light Tanks Recon FV101 ScorpionFV102 StrikerFV107 Scimitar
Light Tanks FV300FV301FV400FV402
Mediums and MBTs Mediums FV221FV4009FV4014
MBT FV4007 CenturionFV4011 CenturionFV4012FV4015FV4017FV4030FV4030/2FV4030/2FV4030/4FV4034FV4201FV4202FV4207FV4211FV4601
Amphibious Mediums or MBTs FV4008 Centurion DD
Mechanised Combat Vehicles FV510 Warrior
Heavy and Assault Heavy Tanks FV201FV214
Heavy Assaults FV202 AVRE(T)FV4003FV4203
Self-Propelled Guns Tank Destroyers FV205FV215bFV217FV3807FV3809FV4004 ConwayFV4005 Stage IFV4005 Stage IIFV4010FV4101 CharioteerFV4401 Contentious
Self-Propelled Gun FV304FV305FV3808
Self-Propelled Artillery FV206FV207FV426FV433 AbbotFV3805FV3806
Utility Command or Communication FV105 SultanFV302FV423FV439FV511FV515FV3803
Medical FV104 Smaritan
Recovery, Repair or Engineering FV106 SamsonFV209FV213FV219FV222FV434FV437 PathfinderFV512FV513FV4006FV4013FV4018FV4019FV4204
Carrier or Towing FV108 StreakerFV180FV210FV211FV309FV401FV420FV421FV424FV425FV431FV2721aFV3801FV3802FV3804FV11021
Transport FV103 SpartanFV120FV212FV422FV432 TrojanFV438FV3904FV4333
Bridge Laying FV203 AVRE(L)FV209FV223FV3901FV4002FV4016FV4205
Mine Clearing or Laying FV204FV215aFV435(or electrical test bed, conflicting information) • FV3902FV3903FV4001FV4501
Radar, Observation or Other Detection FV436FV514

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