The Turkish Akrep Scorpion 4×4 Reconnaissance Vehicle

The Turkish Akrep (Scorpion) 4×4 Reconnaissance Vehicle

The Turkish Akrep Scorpion 4×4 Reconnaissance Vehicle was built by Otokar (a sub-division of KoƧ Holding), a Turkish manufacturer of buses and military vehicles. Otokar manufactures Land Rover Defender models under Land Rover-UK license and have utilised the Defender chassis in the design of Armoured Vehicles.

The Akrep (Scorpion) is another of this vehicles, but built for the reconnaissance role. The driver and commander sit up front and the gunner sits in the rear remotely operating a pair of 7.62mm Machine Guns. Various battlefield sensors can be fitted such as radar. The vehicle uses a 111hp Rover V-8 diesel engine. Other features include air-conditioning and central tyre pressure regulator.

First prototypes were completed in 1993 and production for the Turkish Army started in 1994. The vehicle has been also exported to undisclosed nations.

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