Developed as part of the CVR(T) family by Avis the Scimitar is similar to the Scorpion but mounts a 30 mm Rarden cannon.

Still, in service, it has received various modifications such as an improved commander’s and gunner’s sighting system and a diesel engine with improved suspension but has lost its ability to “swim” as the flotation screen has been removed and extra stowage bins fitted in its place.

Scimitar has seen active service in the Falklands and Gulf wars and more recently in the Balkans.

Technical Specifications

Armament:1 x 30mm Rarden Cannon
1 x 7.62mm Machine-gun
Engine:Cummings diesel developing 195bhp
Max Speed:55mph
Year into service:1974

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