Scorpion/Scimitar – Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked

Brickmania
$190.00
Current Stock:
34
SKU:
BKM1085
Availability:
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Weight:
2.11 LBS
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Designer:
Mary Wilson
Piece Count:
455 LEGO® and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Sophomore (2 of 5)

About the Scorpion/Scimitar – Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked:

Entering service with the British military in the 1960s, the CVRT (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked) was a series of light armored vehicles. The FV101 Scorpion and FV107 Scimitar fell under the CVRT umbrella and share the same body, suspension, and other main components as others in the CVRT family. These vehicles were meant to support armored and infantry units, as well as provide information in advanced scouting and reconnaissance missions. The main difference between the Scorpion and Scimitar is their armament. The Scorpion was outfitted with a 76mm cannon while the Scimitar used a 30mm L21A1 Rarden cannon. The Scimitar’s 30mm cannon proved to be more versatile and as such is still produced to this day.

Both the FV101 and FV107 have seen combat in the Falklands, the Gulf War, and more recently in Middle Eastern conflicts. During the Falkland campaign, four Scorpions and four Scimitars provided fire and infantry support during the offensive on Mount Longdon. Here, with the lack of heavy armor on either side, the Scorpions and Scimitars took on the “tank” role and spearheaded the assault. Adding to various legends surrounding the Falklands War, it is rumored that a Scimitar hit an Argentinian Skyhawk at 1,000 meters.

Specifications:

Crew: 3
Armament: 1x 76mm cannon or 1x 30mm cannon
Top Speed: 80 kph (50 mph)
Range: 450 km (280 mi)

Scorpion/Scimitar – Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This model offers two design options, with bricks and instructions to build either the Scorpion or Scimitar. No stickers – all details are custom printed. Play features include smooth rolling tracks, a posable/rotating weapon systems turret, and opening top hatches. Also featured is a custom Falklands War British Tanker minifig.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Mary Wilson
455 LEGO® and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.