|Full name||Škorpion vz. 61|
|Country of origin||Czechoslovakia|
|Manufacturer||Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, Zastava Arms|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Voice actor||Matsui Eriko|
|Released on||CN (蝎式), TW (蠍式), KR (스콜피온), EN, JP (スコーピオン)|
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How to obtain
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DROP Can be obtained from many battle stages from Chapter 1-6 onward.
REWARD Not obtained as a reward
Stats / Data
The Škorpion vz. 61 is a Czechoslovak machine pistol developed in 1959 by Miroslav Rybář and produced by the Česká zbrojovka arms factory in Uherský Brod from 1961 to 1979. Although it was developed for use with security forces and special forces, the weapon was also accepted into service with the Czechoslovak Army as a personal sidearm for lower-ranking army staff, vehicle drivers, armored vehicle personnel, and special forces. Currently, the weapon is in use with the armed forces of several countries as a sidearm.
In 1958, the Czechoslovak Ministry of the Interior came up with a list of requirements for a new “multi-purpose submachine gun” for “special security activities”. The new design was intended to be fielded by law enforcement and internal security forces. The specifications called for a weight of between 2 pounds 3 ounces and 2 pounds 10 ounces. Overall length with the stock folded was to be just 9.8 inches, and 17.3 inches with the stock unfolded. It was to have an effective range of 100 meters. Interestingly, it was to have two different magazines available for it: a short one holding 8 to 10 rounds, and a longer one holding 20 to 25 rounds. It needed to be selective-fire, allowing use as both a pistol and as a submachine gun. Lastly, it needed to be chambered for 7.65mm Browning (.32 ACP). This list of requirements was submitted to the Ministry of National Defense, who were apparently very interested in this weapon concept and approved its development.
Initially, design work was to be done by Konstrukta Brno, the research and development bureau of the Czechoslovak Communist Party. However, all of the senior designers at Brno were occupied with other projects, so the task was given to Miroslav Rybář, a young but talented engineer. While he had worked on other projects before, this would be his first time acting as head of a design team. Together with his team of thirteen engineers, design work on the Skorpion would be completed incredibly quickly, taking a little over a year from start to finish. The final prototype would be tested in military trials in 1962, and shortly thereafter would be formally adopted as the 'Samopal vzor 61' ("Submachine gun Model 1961").
The Škorpion is a select-fire, straight blowback-operated weapon that fires from the closed bolt position. The weapon was originally chambered for the .32 ACP cartridge, which produces a very low recoil impulse. This enables simple unlocked blowback operation to be employed: there is no delay mechanism, and the cartridge is supported only by the inertia of the bolt and the strength of the return springs. When fired, gas pressure drives the case back in the chamber against the resistance provided by the weight of the bolt and its two recoil springs. The bolt travels back, extracting the empty case which is then ejected straight upwards through a port in the receiver housing top cover. The Škorpion's compact dimensions were achieved by using a telescopic bolt assembly that wraps around a considerable portion of the barrel. As the bolt is relatively light, an inertial rate reducer device housed inside the wooden pistol grip lowers the weapon's rate of fire from 1,000 rounds/min to a more manageable 850 rounds/min.
In Czechoslovak service, the vz. 61 Skorpion was looked upon as a sort of personal defense weapon (PDW), which offered greater capability in combat than a conventional service pistol. Thus, it was issued to armored vehicle crewman, truck drivers, low ranking staff officers, and Special Forces units. The idea being that it would be almost as light and easy to carry as a standard service pistol, but would provide a much higher hit probability past 15 yards with the stock extended. When fired at close range on full-automatic, multiple hits in rapid succession would still prove effective despite the small cartridge. While used by the Czech military, Yugoslavia, and a number of other countries around the world, the Skorpion was also a favorite of Marxist and leftist terrorist groups. Its easy-to-conceal nature combined with its full-automatic capability made it a useful tool for assassins and hijackers. Due to this, the Skorpion became popular with certain terrorist groups in the 1970s. In the untrained hands of groups like the Red Army Faction and PLO, the Skorpion proved less effective, but made for eye-catching propaganda photos.
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- Miroslav Rybář actually wrote his doctoral thesis on the Skorpion, and successfully defended it at the Military Technical Academy in Brno.
- One of the other engineers on the project, Otakar Galaš, wore a Skorpion hidden out of sight in a shoulder rig beneath his suit jacket during meetings. Then, he would suddenly open his jacket and draw the pistol, thus demonstrating just how concealable it was.
- The Skorpion was used by members of the Italian Red Brigade to murder Italian Prime Minister and Statesman Aldo Moro.
- Skorpion's hair accessory resembles her weapon's metal butt stock.
- Despite being a side character, Skorpion has been featured prominently in promotional materials. She stars as a co-host in the tutorial series released for the JP region of the game, and has additional scenes in the manhua adaptation.
- In the manhua adaptation, it is revealed that Skorpion's eyepatch is actually a data scanner that is capable of storing a T-Doll's memories for backup in the event that they are destroyed.
- Given the caliber of her unique equipment, it appears that Skorpion is using the vz. 64 variant chambered in .380 ACP.
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