Название: Scorpion and the CVR(T) Family
Автор: Bob Morrison
Издательство: Concord Publications
Серия: Concord 1044
Год издания: 1994
Количество страниц: 65
Размер: 40,5 mb
The evolution of the Scorpion family can be traced back to 1961, when the Royal Armoured Corps commenced a feasibility study into airportable replacements for the Saladin armoured car and Saracen personnel carrier. By 1964 no suitable design had been found, but the proposed chassis of a tracked self propelled 105mm howitzer for the Royal Artillery was identified as a possible start point for a family of light armoured vehicles under the Armoured Vehicle Reconnaissance (AVR) banner. The self propelled howitzer concept fell by the wayside, but the AVR project evolved into the Royal Armoured Corps Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (CVR) programme.