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The FV101 Scorpion is a British armoured reconnaissance vehicle. It was the lead vehicle and the fire support type in the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked), CVR(T), family of seven armoured vehicles. 

220px-Alvis Scorpion Light Tank

Manufactured by Alvis, it was introduced into service with the British Army in 1973 and served until 1994. More than 3,000 were produced and used as a reconnaissance vehicle or a light tank. It holds the Guinness world record for the fastest production tank; recorded doing 82.23 km/h (51.10 mph) at the QinetiQ vehicle test track, Chertsey, Surrey, on 26 March 2002.

Current Operators:

  •  United Kingdom
1500 units.
  •  Bolivia
20 units.
  •  Botswana
60 units.
  •  Brunei
16 units.
  •  Chile
30 units ; in service with the Chilean Marines Corps.
  •  Honduras
19 units.
  •  Iran
130 units.
  •  Indonesia
90 units.
  •  Ireland
14 units.
  •  Jordan
80 units.
  •  Malayasia 
26 units.
  •  Nigeria
150 units.
  •  Oman
120 Units.
  •  Philippines
65 units.
  •  Thailand
128 units.
  •  Tanznaia
40 units.
  •  Togo
12 units.
  •  United Arab Emirates
76 Units.
  •  Venezuela
78 Scorpion 90, 4 or 6 FV-104 Samaritan, 2 FV-105 Sultan and 4 FV-106 Sanson.[1]

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