Alvis Scorpion (FV101)

Manufacturers: Alvis Limited, Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK.

The Scorpion or FV101 was developed by Alvis to Replace the Saladin armoured car, first prototypes were completed in 1969 and production began in 1972. By 1996 more than 3,500 had been built for home and export. The vehicle is fully amphibious, propelled by it tracks. Other varients of this are the Scorpion 90, Stricker, Spartan, Stormer, Streaker, Samson, Samarritan, Sultan, Scimitar, Sabre.

Technical Specifacations

Engine: Jaguar J60 4.2L 6-Cylinder Petrol. 190bhp @ 4,750rpm
Maximum road speed: 80.5 kph
Fuel Capacity: 423L
Armament: 1x 76mm, 1x 7.62mm MG (coaxail), 2x 4 smoke grenade discharges.
Combat Weight: 8,073kg
Length: 4,794m
Width: 2.235m
Height: 2.102
Armour: Classified
Crew: 3