The VIII Rheinmetall Skorpion G is a German Tier VIII tank destroyer and a popular Premium tank among players. It combines high firepower with a mobile Panther-based platform and turret, making it very versatile for its class. It allows you to either play as a pure tank destroyer that supports and defends allies from long distances, or as an aggressive support vehicle. You will be most successful with this vehicle if you know when to switch between both of these roles.
Let's take a quick look at the 12,8 cm gun:
- Amazing accuracy
- Good single-shot damage
- Decent rate of fire
- Mediocre vertical angles
- Great aim time
Taking all those points into account, the gun is well-suited both for sniping and shooting weak spots from close range. Just watch out for the aforementioned elevation and depression angles, as those force you to reveal a large part of your vehicle, which makes you an easy target.
Position yourself favourably, so you can drive back into cover quickly and not expose your vehicle for too long. Even though the Skorpion G is based on the Panther chassis, the armour is far weaker and doesn't protect you from any enemy fire. HE shells have a high chance of penetrating your vehicle and causing massive damage, damaged modules, and injured crew members.
The best protection we can recommend is avoiding getting hit; in tight areas you should use peek-a-boo tactics. Before attacking in direct combat, always ask yourself: "Will I deal more damage than I am going to take?" If the answer is no, consider changing positions.
|Ambush setup||Aggressive support setup|
While the ambush setup is incredibly helpful on open maps, the aggressive support setup will give you the edge in mid- to close-range combat. Of course you can add any equipment pieces you like, but we recommend using either our compiled set or your own combination of these above for potentially higher performance.
The standard camouflage value needs to be improved with the Camouflage skill, but if you prefer playing aggressively, it makes more sense to have Repair trained instead. The other skills will improve the overall performance of the vehicle.