|Type||:||Short range anti-mecha missile.|
|Service history||:||2028- , REF (All branches).|
|Propulsion||:||Single stage rocket engine.|
|Guidance||:||Combined passive laser and active radar.|
|Max speed||:||650 kph.|
|Platforms||:||Cyclone, RL-2 rocket launchers.|
The second most common infantry missile in the REF (the Recluse was produced in higher numbers), the Scorpion is unusual in that it has, standard, a plasma warhead. Thinner but far longer than the Recluse, the Scorpion also has double the range and a higher speed than its smaller sibling. The Scorpion is more effective against the Gurab than the Recluse, but the small warhead still cannot guarantee destruction of this mecha unless it hits a vulnerable spot. However, the higher speed and longer range make it safer for a trooper to fire the missile. Against the newer Invid mecha the Scorpion has a mediocre performance at best.
Although no longer in production, large stores of Scorpion missiles ensure that this missile will be used for years to come.
Go to REF Infantry Missile Index.
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 13, 1997 4:22 PM