M808S Scorpion

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This article is about the older variant of the M808 Scorpion tank. For other uses, see Scorpion (disambiguation).
M808S Scorpion
HW2 Blitz Scorpion.png
Production information

Product line:

M808 Scorpion



Technical specifications


Ceramic-Titanium armor



  • One operator

In service:

Human-Covenant War
Post-Covenant War conflicts


  • Anti-armor platform
  • Anti-vehicular platform
  • Anti-infantry platform



"Scorpion ready to whoop ass."
— A Scorpion pilot during the Banished occupation of Installation 00.[1]

The M808S Main Battle Tank, commonly known as the Scorpion, is a variant of the M808 Scorpion.[2]


The M808S Scorpion is armed with a high velocity cannon for engaging enemy vehicles and a medium machine gun for engaging enemy infantry. Scorpions in the field can be upgraded with submunition canister shells that deal heavy damage in a blast radius around their target. Unlike other variants of the M808, the M808S shows notable design differences, featuring a larger, broader turret housing its main cannon, similar to the later M820 Scorpion which succeeded the M808 in general service.[2]

Operational history[edit]

The UNSC Spirit of Fire carried a large complement of M808S Scorpions modified by Serina before 2537. Her improvements include a more efficient armor arrangement, better situational awareness for the operator, and upgrades to the main cannon. Isabel found little room for improvement on this blueprint, but saw possibilities for specialized variants that leverage the chassis for other roles.[2] Scorpions were used by UNSC forces attached to the UNSC Spirit of Fire against Banished forces for control of Installation 00 in April 2559.[1]


  • Lockdown Scorpion: This variant sports a black color scheme and has a battering ram at the front of the vehicle.[1]


Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Info: Heavy Tank, Heavy armor, Powerful attack.
  • Tier: 3
  • Cost: Population 7, Supplies 550, Power 90

Scorpion Upgrade: Canister shell

  • Info: New ability, Area attack, Strong against infantry, Ground attack only
  • Tier: 3
  • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 900

In Halo Wars 2, Scorpions can be built at the UNSC Garage by all UNSC leaders except for Avery Johnson and John Forge. They are effective against infantry, vehicles, and structures, but are only okay against aircraft. In Blitz they cost 120 energy while Lockdown Scorpions cost 150 energy.

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List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2
  2. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2: Phoenix Logs - Scorpion