Scorpion and Scimitar

British Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles, 1970-2020

David Grummitt

The British Scorpion and Scimitar are among the most successful armored reconnaissance vehicles ever built and, almost fifty years after the initial design was introduced, updated versions are still in service today.
Date Published :
April 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
TankCraft
Illustration :
200 color illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526774149

Dimensions : 8.2 X 11.6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 64
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Overview
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The British Scorpion and Scimitar are among the most successful armored reconnaissance vehicles ever built and, almost fifty years after the initial design was introduced, updated versions are still in service today. These compact, maneuverable and fast-moving light tanks played a significant peace-keeping role in conflict zones around the world and went into action during wars in the Falklands, the Gulf and Iraq. They are also a popular subject with tank modelers and enthusiasts which is why David Grummitt’s expert history and guide is such a valuable source of reference.

As well as describing in detail their technical development and operational history, he gives a full account of the wide range of modeling kits and accessories available in all the popular scales. Included is a modeling gallery which features six builds covering a range of Scorpions and Scimitars serving with different nations and a section of large-scale color profiles which provide both information and inspiration for modelers and military enthusiasts alike.

About The Author
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David Grummitt is editor of Military Modelcraft International with more than a decade of building models and writing articles for publication. As well as being editor of MMI since 2009, he is a professional historian who has written several books on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century military and political history.

REVIEWS
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"Highly recommended for all modern British armor enthusiasts in general and Scorpion and Scimitar fans in particular."

- AMPS

"As with all of these books, there is a fairly large modeling section. All of the build articles use the AFV Club kit. There is also a considerable part of this that covers smaller scale kits (of which there are not may) as well as a fairly good selection of aftermarket items."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"The photos are crystal clear and will be very helpful to the modeler as will the information provided on all the after-market options available."

- IPMS/USA

"...will be of great interest to modelers and armor historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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