Scorpion APC Project
The Scorpion is a highly-engineered, fast-moving armoured personnel
carrier designed to provide light, armoured support to infantry companies.
Utania's Scorpion Armoured Personnel Carrier carries on from development
conducted by engineers of the Guwimithian Empire armed forces at a facility outside Luka.
In conjunction with retained Guwimithian, Zartanian, and Utanian engineers, the Scorpion
is the fruit of years of development work backed fully by the Utanian Government.
The Scorpion is a multi-purpose, all-terrain armoured vehicle designed
to carry supplies and personnel, provide anti-aircraft cover or anti-tank defenses,
or mortar or heavy-gun support to infantry forces. The APCs provide the backbone
of Utania's increasingly mechanized infantry forces, strengthening the Army's
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Utania's Scorpion Armoured Personnel Carrier is a joint Utanian-Zartanian designed
all-terrain armoured vehicle for use for infantry support in hostile battlefield
The Scorpion is now fully Utanian-built with the Utanian government ordering
a further 800 Scorpions, all manner of configurations, to increasingly modernise and
mechanize mobile infantry units.
The Scorpion's main weapon is the 25 mm dual-feed automatic cannon with a 7.62
mm coaxial machine gun in a -10° to +50° elevation, 360 ° electromechanical
turret. The 25 mm cannon has a 800 round per minute firing rate with up to 400 rounds
As well as the basic Armoured Personnel Carrier, there are nine other possible
Scorpion armament or equipment configurations:
A light tank version of the Scorpion with a 105 mm anti-armour gun is under development.
- 120 mm recoiling mortar, or 81 mm mortar,
- Armoured ambulance, or armoured repair and recovery vehicle,
- Command and Communications carrier, or logistics carrier,
- Anti-aircraft missile carrier or AA gun system carrier, or
- Anti-tank missile carrier.
The Scorpion's light design gives it a 17.3 kW per tonne power ratio, thus the
power to reach 48 km/h from zero in just 21 seconds. It has a top speed of 65 km/h on
roads, and a 490 km range. Matching this with a 1.8 metre trench-crossing 73 cm vertical
obstacle capabilities, and the ability to climb 60% gradients, and the Scorpion is truly
a light-weight, all-terrain vehicle that can follow the battle where ever it may lead.
The gunner's station has a Day/Night sight with dual field-of-view thermal
imaging with x2.8 and x8.4 magnifications, and an integrated laser rangefinder. The
Scorpion is equipped with a Commander's day sight, a TV monitor of the Gunner's thermal
sight and six unity vision periscopes.
The Utanian government originally ordered 400 largely Zartanian-built Scorpions at a
cost of Û2.8 billion, and continued small-scale manufacture in Utania. However,
since then, the government has ordered another 800 Scorpion APCs of varied configurations
to strengthen and expand the Army's mechanized infantry forces.
There is a ZC350,000 royalty owed to Zartania's government for each Utanian-built
|* Under contract with Zartanian suppliers|
Length: 5.26 m
Width: 2.82 m
Hull height: 2.0 m
Overall height: 2.69 m
Track-on-ground: 2.68 m
Ground clearance: 0.43 m
Combat weight: 12.93 tonnes
Gnd pressure: 0.63 kg/cm²
Max. trench: 1.8 m
Vert. obstacle: 0.73 m
Vert. gradient: 60%
Power and Speed:
Power: 224 kW
Power ratio: 17.3 kW/tonne
Accel.: 0-48 km/h in 21 sec
Max. Speed (fwd): 65 km/h
Max. Speed (rvs): 11 km/h
Max. Speed (swim): 6 km/h
Gears: 4 fwd, 1 reverse
Range (roads): 490 km
Fuel tank: 416 lt Diesel
Consumption: 85 lt/100km
Crew and systems:
Crew: Driver; Gunner; Commander
Capacity: 8 + 3 crew
Smoke grenades: 12 ready
81 mm mortar,
120 mm recoiling mortar,
25 mm gun
7.62 mm machine gun
Anti-tank missile system,
Anti-aircraft missile system
Anti-aircraft gun system
incl. armoured ambulance, armoured repair and recovery
vehicle, armoured troop/logistics carrier, armoured command and communications vehicle.
Armour: 14.5 mm round from 500 m
Air conditioning: optional
The first order of 400 Scorpion APCs largely manufactured in the Greater Zartanian
Empire was costed for 1.4 billion Zartanian Crowns, an average of Û7 million each.
Since then, manufacturing facilities have been moved to Utania, and costs are expected
to be reduced. UMAC is applying best practises to reduce the per unit cost to
This design is entirely borrowed from the Turkish AAPC, with a few minor
modifications, in case anyone was thinking of poaching me to commence a career in APC
design engineering. ;-)