Scimitar Medium Hover Tank
Production information
Manufacturer Scarborough Limited
Production Year 2937[1]
Mission Reconnaissance / Spotting
Type Hover
Cost 727,175 C-bills
Technical specifications
Mass 35 tons
Armor ProtecTech 7
Engine ConLee 105 internal combustion engine
Speed 129.6 km/h
Crew 3
Communications System Scarborough Talky-2
Targeting Tracking System Scarborough Tracky-2
Heat Sinks None
BV (1.0) 323[2][3]
BV (2.0) 532[4]


The Scimitar Medium Hover Tank is very similar to the Saracen. Following the success of that combat vehicle, Scarborough Limited designed another pair of tanks with the same chassis to capitalize on sales. Their plan was successful, and Scarborough had another hit on their hands, five years after the release of the Saracen.[5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Scimitar mounts an autocannon and a pair of SRM launchers. The autocannon gives it the same range as the Saracen, yet can be used at a closer range than the LRMs of the former machine. Splitting the SRMs into multiple launchers allowed the Scimitar crew to target multiple foes, as well as maintain some weapons capability when one launcher is damaged or jams. All of the weapons are mounted in a turret.[5]

The Armstrong J11 Autocannon/5 is an often used design. Mounted on such classics as the Clint, the Scarborough engineers knew the weapon was already battle tested and would prove a reliable main cannon for their Scimitar.[5][3][4]

The Guided Technologies SRM-2s were already being used by other Scarborough vehicles and provided a nice punch in a lightweight package.[5][3][4]


  • Missile 
    This 2957 variant simply swaps the autocannon for an LRM-15. BV (2.0) = 291[6]
  • TAG 
    This 3050 upgrade to the Scimitar does not use the autocannon. In its place were a variety of systems. A TAG spotting laser was included to guide missiles and Arrow IV Artillery homing shells. The missile launchers were upgraded to paired SRM-4s, enhanced by an onboard Narc Missile Beacon. The remaining ton is added to the armor plating. BV (1.0) = 328[2], BV (2.0) = 582[7]



  1. MUL online date for the Scimitar
  2. 2.0 2.1 Combat Operations, p. 120
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: 3026, p. 41
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 51
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 40
  6. Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, p. 84
  7. Record Sheets: 3058 Unabridged (Inner Sphere), p. 79
  8. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 190
  9. Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New, p. 32