Armored Scorpions UK

Armored Scorpions UK



Over the past few months, the British military contingent in Afghanistan “ISAF” has been gradually re-equipped with modernized, tracked combat and auxiliary vehicles of the “CVR (T) Mk 2” series based on light British armored reconnaissance tank "Scorpion".

Military equipment was supplied to the units of the Royal Intelligence Regiment 9th / 12th Royal Lancers, which is located in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. New cars were shipped to Afghanistan by An-124-100 Russian Volga-Dnepr company. The armored vehicles of the CVR (T) Mk 2 series, which have become operational to the peacekeeping contingent, have already taken part in combat conflicts.

In December 2010, BAE Systems entered into a contract with the British military to accelerate the upgrading of 58 light reconnaissance vehicles CVR (T) under the Transformer project for British peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan, the estimated cost of which is 50 million dollars.

BAE Systems Corporation, even before the conclusion of the contract, conducted successful tests of the serial CVR (T) prototypes - two Spartan Mk 2 armored personnel carriers and one Scimitar Mk 2 armored vehicles - in Jordan.

7 combat vehicles are already in Afghanistan on combat duty of the UK peacekeeping forces. Delivery of the upgraded equipment will last until spring 2012.

The following military equipment will be upgraded:
- Armored personnel carriers of the FV103 Spartan series;
- military-sanitary vehicles of the FV104 Samaritan series;
- machine control "FV105 Sultan";
- evacuation repair machines «FV106 Samson»;
- combat reconnaissance vehicles of the FV107 Scimitar series.


Scimitar Mk 2 series CVR (T) Mk 2 British reconnaissance combat vehicles in Afghanistan, 15.09.2011 (c) BAE Systems


History creating a series of combat vehicles "CVR"

“CVR” is an abbreviation of “Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance,” which literally means “combat reconnaissance vehicle” from English. Purpose - reconnaissance and combat use. Created specifically for air transport to the site of action.
In the 70 years of the last century, with the advent of the technology of manufacturing armor using aluminum and its alloys, the era of armored vehicles on a tracked basis, with automobile units and aggregates, begins. The first company to undertake the creation of a light tank was the English company Elvis.
The first samples of the new equipment successfully completed factory and combat tests at the end of 70, and in 1972, the first light tanks were put into service. The tanks are called the “Scorpion” of the FV-101 series according to the English internal designation system; according to the general system, the tank is called the “CVR (T)”. The letter "T" in the designation means that the machine has a tracked basis.

The name "Scorpion" was received by the combat vehicle because of the location of the tower, which makes it look like a scorpion's tail.

The car is equipped with the usual six-cylinder petrol engine rated at 195 horsepower, manual transmission with the 7-th forward and front gears. Track rollers for tracked tracks are made of aluminum alloys, tracked steel tracks.

Key Features:
- length 4.4 meter;
- the width of the 2.2 meter;
- height 2 meter;
- machine weight about 8 tons;
- team 3 person;
- speed up to 90 km / h;
- range to 650 km;
- armor protection from ammunition to 12-mm caliber;
Armament:
- artillery gun caliber 76.2 mm, ammunition 40 shells;
- machine gun caliber 7.62 mm, ammunition 3000 cartridges;

Variants of technology based on the project "CVR (T)":

The Stryker self-propelled FV-102 ATGM with the Stingfire ATGM. The purpose is to counter and destroy heavy enemy armored vehicles.

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The armored "Spartan" series FV-103 with a machine gun caliber 7.62 mm. Appointment - transportation of special teams, reconnaissance actions.



Machine control "Sultan" series FV 105 with a machine gun caliber 7.62 mm. Appointment - machine control command company.



Military ambulance "Samaritan" series FV-104. The purpose is to transport wounded soldiers to 5.



Simiter reconnaissance and escort vehicle of the FV107 series with an 76 caliber artillery cannon. Appointment - reconnaissance and support of auxiliary machines.



Evacuation and repair car "Samson" series FV 106. Appointment - the auxiliary machine for divisions with machines "CVR (T)". Evacuation and movement of both the CVR (T) themselves and other armored vehicles.



The Stormer armored personnel carrier of the FV4333 series with a 7.62 caliber mm. Appointment - transportation of infantry, joint fighting.



On the basis of the BTR "Stormer" also created several cars:
- ZSU with 25 mm caliber gun and Stinger missiles;
- reconnaissance vehicle "Stormer-30" with an automatic cannon caliber 30 mm;



- control vehicles, self-propelled mortars and a number of other machines that are in the design state or the stage of experimental machines.
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  1. gAMauzer
    gAMauzer 28 October 2011 09: 17 New
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    The author has a factual error: Scimitar is equipped with a 30 mm, rather than a 76 mm gun.
  2. Varnaga 28 October 2011 11: 12 New
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    Well, I can’t resist, as in the topic about Apache, add a small spoonful of tar. Let's begin's. The last car from this family left the assembly line in 1988, after which the life extension program (as it turned out, endless) was launched. When constructing these machines, units and suspensions from trucks were widely laid, as a result of which the chassis and transmission are not very reliable. Further, for example, New Zealand wrote off this rubbish for a long time, and the Australian army did not even buy, preferring to take only towers and attach them on M113.All greetings to all fans of foreign trash.
    1. Jaguar
      Jaguar 28 October 2011 11: 32 New
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      23 year old cars trash, and 50 year old M113 is not trash?
    2. Vadivak 28 October 2011 12: 35 New
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      It turns out that all over the world there is a modernization of proven technology? Then what are the cries for the "obsolete" T-90? and other weapons. Oh, this frog in the box BMP-3 will break like an ace hat
      1. Jaguar
        Jaguar 28 October 2011 17: 19 New
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        Quote: Vadivak
        Oh, this frog in the box BMP-3 will break like an ace hat
        Why forgive this proposal? BMP-3 and these machines are completely different things. In the article about the BTR-80, you can also write a comment that BMP-3. and so on will break it.
    3. Tjumenec72
      Tjumenec72 29 October 2011 08: 22 New
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      DREAM OF THE RPGSHNIK !!!
      The car is the same for delivery, what for the feeders to fence at its booking it will not help, but the weight will increase IMHO

      As I understand it, a shelf for call and hamburgers)))
      1. Vadivak 31 October 2011 17: 20 New
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        Alex is a wing type
        1. Tjumenec72
          Tjumenec72 1 November 2011 08: 13 New
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          ahhh this motoroshka accelerates to 250)))
  3. datur 28 October 2011 13: 30 New
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    Vadivak, our stools have their own vision of this - to buy something worth 1000 for a rupee and effectively put the difference in your pocket. and then yell that the military-industrial complex has grown up - they are breaking the price and are not able to do anything. but in the West there is all the best, advanced and cheap.
  4. Vadivak 28 October 2011 14: 06 New
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    Yuri, on the issues of kickbacks and the effective difference, I completely agree with you, it all started with Kasyanov since 1995, the nickname was fixed to him in the Ministry of Finance, banks and commercial structures Misha Two Percent. He, working with state and commercial debts of Russia, took from the interested party two percent of the total amount of the signed document. And already prepared and lobbied Kasyanov more than one hundred papers, which figure up to a billion dollars.

    So, because of such state whores, we are sitting in a deep asshole while scolding Stalin for repressions

  5. prunx
    prunx 28 October 2011 17: 07 New
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    Oh, you canopy my canopy, my "new" canopy. Canopy is new, maple, trellised ...
  6. His
    His 28 October 2011 17: 09 New
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    I think even blind can get into aglitskie cars
    1. Jaguar
      Jaguar 28 October 2011 23: 09 New
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      Sizes of English cars in the article for whom they wrote?
      BRDM-1 for example
      length 5700 mm
      width 2250 mm
      height 1900 mm
      You yourself see who is easier to get into
  7. gAMauzer
    gAMauzer 28 October 2011 18: 54 New
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    The article is another argument in favor of the fact that the modernization of technology is not an empty phrase.

    The fact that the Scorpio and its family are still in service are evidence that the British have nothing better.

    As a reconnaissance vehicle, it is definitely better than the BRDM-2 (even modernized), but inferior to the BRM-3K.
  8. PSih2097 28 October 2011 23: 19 New
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    The British did not go far from the Americans with their striker ...
  9. kosmos84 29 October 2011 00: 27 New
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    RPG-7D = AND THERE ARE NOT THIS!
  10. L. konstantin
    L. konstantin 29 October 2011 01: 35 New
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    and why protection in the form of gratings? to make it easier for the crew to crawl and cut! if the cartridges run out)
    1. kesa1111
      kesa1111 29 October 2011 02: 08 New
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      The cumulative funnel itself is soft, made of copper. The calculation of the center of the grenade falling between the plates of the grate (without detonation). In this case, the plates work like knives and deform the funnel. The defeat of the crew is including overpressure. It turns out the farther the explosion from the armor the lower the pressure inside.
  11. Owl
    Owl 30 October 2011 09: 39 New
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    A decent master's approach to models of equipment, which, when conducting combat operations on the European theater of operations or when conducting combat operations with an adversary having modern military equipment, lives for several minutes in battle formations. In Russia, they are sending for sale (money is unclear to anyone) and for cutting the T-55, although with the refinement in terms of ergonomics, habitability and economy of their chassis, these objects could "work" with dignity in the North Caucasus region, put up for " lateral patrols, "to support HE shells and a vertical angle of the gun’s pointing up to +30 degrees of action when liquidating bandit groups. If you have obsolete equipment and there is no possibility (embezzlement, poverty, slaughter of the production base) to purchase a new one (it is only shown at exhibitions), then such an update, reanimation of obsolete models is the right way out of this situation, the necessary steps to protect the lives of your soldiers and officers.