Scorpion CVRT Enthusiasts' Manual (Hardcover)
Scorpion FV101 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle Tracked (all versions and variants) 1972-2000 * An insight into the design, construction and operation of the Scorpion FV101 family of lightweight armoured fighting vehicles
Haynes Publishing UK, 9781785211959, 192pp.
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
The combat history of CVRT is one of the most powerful aspects of the Haynes Scorpion CVRT Enthusiasts' Manual and includes accounts of its first operational deployment during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974; the Falklands War in 1982; the Gulf War in 1991; Somalia in 1993, and the Fourth Anglo-Afghan War. The testimony of the most highly decorated soldier in the British Army, Mick Flynn, who fought in CVRT from the Falklands to Afghanistan, as well as the recollections of Prince Harry during his service with the Blues and Royals in Afghanistan, is also included.
Supported by more than 250 photographs and illustrations, Simon Dunstan tells the story of CVRT’s development, its anatomy, combat record and how it is operated and maintained by the armies of 16 nations worldwide. The full range of Scorpion variants including Scimitar, Spartan, Striker, Sultan, Samaritan and Stormer are covered, as well several other specialised versions and export models to over a dozen nations.
About the Author
Simon Dunstan is an author, filmmaker and photographer who has more than 50 books on military history to his credit. He is the author of the Haynes Panhard AML/Eland Armoured Car Manual and Haynes Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual, among many others. He lives in Suffolk.