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Ayoshi

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FV101 Scorpion
« on: April 09, 2017, 12:27:01 AM »

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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 12:28:43 AM »
old news from army recognition dated 15 April 2011
Philippines army to upgrade Scorpion light reconnaissance tracked armoured vehicle.
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The Philippine army's 12 aging Scorpion tanks will be upgraded as part of an ongoing equipment improvement plan, the Department of National Defense said.

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The work likely will cost around $4.6 million and include replacing the gasoline engines with diesel ones on the army's dozen in-service Scorpions, Philippine army spokesman Col. Antonio Parlade said.

Six more Scorpions, mothballed because of the scarcity of spare gasoline engine parts, also will get diesel engines to bring the vehicles back into service, he said.

A project management team was formed last week, "so it will be 18 (upgraded tanks) for the same budget," he said. "These are important, especially in our (operations) in central Mindanao" against insurgents, Parlade said.

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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 04:13:13 PM »
^ I believed that the plan to upgrade these units were ultimately abandoned in favor of just moving the operational requirement (76mm fire support) -- the gun turrets -- to the M-113 platform. 

A number of these turrets have been refurbished and installed as seen last AFP day and most recently a couple of weeks ago at PA anniversary parade.


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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 01:00:05 PM »
What's interesting to find out is, are the 14 76mm turrets refurb and fitted to the M113s came from the 18 Scorpions, planned for upgrade/refurbished? Whatever happened the the rest of the 65 tanks originally purchased by the PN?

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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 01:20:48 PM »
What's interesting to find out is, are the 14 76mm turrets refurb and fitted to the M113s came from the 18 Scorpions, planned for upgrade/refurbished? Whatever happened the the rest of the 65 tanks originally purchased by the PN?
PN?  The PN has no tanks.

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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 09:17:55 PM »
Opps. Typo Manoks, meant to say PA.

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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 09:36:14 PM »
Mr A, any idea when the last two pics were taken? Check out the tracks, looks like its an upgrade.
 

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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 05:09:14 AM »
That last one looks like it may have been from the Zamboanga Siege. That was the last time I heard of the Scorpions being deployed.

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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 03:16:52 PM »
Mr A, any idea when the last two pics were taken? Check out the tracks, looks like its an upgrade.
 

Sorry Mr A, but the photo aggregator didn't really keep reliable track of the time stamps. But the LAD did experiment with rubber tracks recently




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Re: FV101 Scorpion
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 12:38:13 AM »
Inactive/decommissioned Philippine Army FV101 Scorpion. Photos taken at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Museum in Camp Aguinaldo via Wikimedia Commons


Side view of an FV101 Scorpion Light Tank of the Philippine Army.
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Front view of an FV101 Scorpion Light Tank of the Philippine Army