[Tank Guide] Rheinmetall Skorpion & Skorpion G

Greetings, Commander!

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.

What's Hot

  • Awesome alpha damage

  • High top speed of 60km/h and decent acceleration enables you to reposition and flank enemies easily.

  • Fully traversable turret: Convenient, but don't be tempted to snap shots around corners like a medium tank. The turret does not traverse quickly.

  • High EXP and Credit earning rate thanks to high alpha damage.

What's Not

  • Easy target: High profile and bad camouflage values. Poor camo can be compensated for with camo net, maxed crew skills, and chocolate... but nothing can compensate for bad positioning.

  • Armour? What armour? Frontal hull armour is the hardest part of the tank at 30 mm, which is virtually no armour at Tier VIII.

  • Hull traverse does not allow for rapid turns: Plan your course wisely.


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.

Crew Skills

Radio operator

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.