Hammerhead Vs Scorpion

Hammerhead Vs Scorpion

Suggested by alfieboi13

Making its debut on FactPile is the Hammerhead from the Mass Effect franchise. It’s a pretty powerful piece of weaponry and I think would probably make quick work of the Scorpion.

Just my $.02 – What say you?

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23 Comments on "Hammerhead Vs Scorpion"

  1. Yamato-kun April 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm -      #1

    When I first saw hammerhead my thoughts jumped to the tau Hammerhead gunship, which would be a total stomp. But I don’t know enough about mass effect to make a call on this match.

  2. orpheus12 April 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm -      #2

    A much better match up, is the hammerhead vs m1a1 abraham tank.

  3. Asger April 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm -      #3

    Considering the driver of a Scorpion can be killed with small arms fire, I don’t see much difficulty in a heavily armoured vehicle (That actually offers protection to it’s occupants) taking down the Scorpion.

  4. Gameripper April 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm -      #4

    I’m unsure if the small arms is game balance
    or canon. The Scorpions were pretty invulnerable to Banshee standard fire in The Flood

    Irrelevant though.

    Is is possible for the Hammerhead to angle one of it’s hover pods and crush the Scorpion into a curb?

  5. Orpheus12 April 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm -      #5

    “Considering the driver of a Scorpion can be killed with small arms fire, I don’t see much difficulty in a heavily armoured vehicle (That actually offers protection to it’s occupants) taking down the Scorpion.”
    There is a hatch on top.
    And I’m pretty sure it’s a game mechanics, considering it’s capable of surviving multiple fuel rod blasts and Wraith motar cannons.
    It wouldn’t be balanced if you driver of the tank was invulurable to all but the most heaviest of weaponary, especially in multiplayer.

    “The Scorpion is equipped with two weapon systems. The 90mm High Velocity Cannon – the M808B’s main weapon – fires 90mm Tungsten Armor Piercing Ballistic Capped Rounds at a high velocity, with a three-to-four-second delay between each round. The secondary weapon system is the M247T 7.62mm AP-T Medium Machine Gun, used for engaging infantry. The 90mm cannon, although the standard weapon on the M808, could be considered “light”, compared to the 105mm cannon that can be mounted for greater offensive power[7]. Along with its weapons system the Scorpion is equipped with anti-mine detecting software and electronics to help increase safety while in use.”

    ” Its thick titanium-ceramic armor can withstand a direct hit from a Covenant Fuel Rod Cannon and continue on with enough armor to keep fighting. ”

    “The M808 battle tank’s 90mm cannon must be reloaded after every shot and takes between three to four seconds, the time it takes for the cannon to reload may give the enemy enough time to react against the tank. Its deep dead-zone, or the area within which fire from the tank’s guns cannot hit targets, puts the vehicle at risk from enemy anti-tank infantry. Although the Scorpion can carry up to four passengers, any Marines sitting on the tread covers of the Scorpion are vulnerable to small-arms fire, and any explosions near the tank can kill all personnel riding on the treads. The Scorpion’s slow speed also puts it at a disadvantage, as other more nimble vehicles like the Ghost can out-maneuver the tank and get within its dead-zone. ”

    Here are the varients…
    “M808B2 Sun Devil: A modification with four 40mm Autocannons.
    M808B3 Tarantula: A variant with twin Scimitar 4x178mm rocket pods.
    12-9F5: Painted brown, this version has a wider-set track and an enhanced undercarriage, and is designed for urban warfare.
    957-A3: Painted gray, the 957-A3 has enhanced electronics for a more accurate cannon shot.
    UE8-14: Painted olive-green, this variant has thinner armor, is lighter, and is designed for medium-armor warfare.
    TB-SB-1: Painted black, the TB-SB-1 has thicker armor than the standard Scorpion and a sturdier chassis.
    HJ3-213: With thicker treads than the standard version, this variant has a sturdier chassis as it is built for rougher terrain. ”

    halo.wikia.com/wiki/M808B_Main_Battle_Tank

  6. w00tm0ng3r April 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm -      #6

    “When I first saw hammerhead my thoughts jumped to the tau Hammerhead gunship, which would be a total stomp.”

    Same here. I clicked the link thinking “what kind of moron suggests something this stupid? It’s like Superman vs 1 Ewok.” Then I found out it was ME2′s hammerhead. I don’t actually have that DLC so I can’t particularly comment, but I know ME1′s Mako would rip the scorpion to pieces.

  7. L-W April 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm -      #7

    A high ground clearance hover vehicle that is capable of obtaining straight line speeds of 120 km/h with limited flight included, can ascend vertical surfaces and fires a cluster of IFF HE missiles every second, which have the curious ability of performing 180 degree maneuvers in mid-flight in an effort to seek individual targets moments after leaving the barrel.

    If this vehicle is anything like a Mako, then I’m willing to declare a curbstomp for the Hammerhead.

  8. Darkbladex96 April 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm -      #8

    “If this vehicle is anything like a Mako, then I’m willing to declare a curbstomp for the Hammerhead.”

    oh god i second that. not to mention the Vehicle has KBs, and a mass accelerator cannon, this is a curbstomp in the favor of the hammerhead. the vehicle once again shows that ME ground forces are superior to halos.

    oh and when i saw this fight i thought it was hammer head(spiderman) vs Scorpion(MK)

  9. TheGrimHeaper April 10, 2010 at 9:18 pm -      #9

    “oh and when i saw this fight i thought it was hammer head(spiderman) vs Scorpion(MK)”I thought it was hammer head(spiderman) vs Scorpion(spiderman)

  10. galorian April 11, 2010 at 2:18 am -      #10

    hammerhead, definitly, it outclasses the scorpion in every way save armor (though kinetic barriers may very well make up the difference.

  11. Darkbladex96 April 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm -      #11

    “hammerhead, definitly, it outclasses the scorpion in every way save armor (though kinetic barriers may very well make up the difference.”

    what proof do you have to support that the scorpion could possibly have tougher armor, the hammer head is a COMBAT grade experimantal tank. the mako was just an all terrain APC and its taken a shit ton of damage, but the hammer head is a different story most likely heavily armored.

    its a possiblity that the scorpion main gun isnt even enough to dent the hammerhead.

  12. Belisaurius April 12, 2010 at 9:08 am -      #12

    It’s going to take a very good gunner for the Scorpion to hit the Hammerhead. It moves like gunship with jump boasters and the shields deflect heavy projectiles on a regular basis.

  13. Cargo April 12, 2010 at 9:12 am -      #13

    Not to mention for a tank, the Scorpion moves pretty slow.

  14. Zervziel April 13, 2010 at 10:12 am -      #14

    And the suck-tastic Scorpion takes yet another fall. Oh well. Btw, in Reach it gets even dumber looking with a big ass, very obvious, and poorly armored vent on the side that practically screams “Blow me now!” Shouldn’t Bungie’s designs be getting, you know, better?!

    Anyway, the Hammerhead flies home with the win this time.

  15. Darkbladex96 May 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm -      #15

    actually the hammerhead has no KBs instead it has an advanced self repair system.

  16. alfieboi13 June 11, 2010 at 2:03 pm -      #16

    thanks for using my suggestion

    i know its already been decided but i just wanted to comment. Hamerhead ftw!

  17. Paramedic January 25, 2011 at 4:58 am -      #17

    I also thought it was the hammerhead from WH40K, I wanted to see how bad the stomp was, but since it’s these two frontline fagtanks.

    That’s right about the time the Crucio Siege Tank comes in and blasts both of those n00b tanks away with it’s 1 1/2 foot thick neosteel armor and 120mm molten tungsten/neosteel based round. 190mm if siege mode, but that’s overkill.
    Half a shot would wipe the scorpion out, maybe a full found of shells (2 hits) would take out the Hammerhead, of course the cooldown for a crucio is about .25 seconds between barrerls, about a second maybe one and a half seconds between reloads.

    ANYWHO sorry for the rant, not about those tanks…

    I love how the scorpion looks, and it’s a decent tank on HALO… but…. well… y..you know….. :-(

  18. Paramedic January 25, 2011 at 5:00 am -      #18

    “Btw, in Reach it gets even dumber looking with a big ass, very obvious, and poorly armored vent on the side that practically screams “Blow me now!” Shouldn’t Bungie’s designs be getting, you know, better?!”

    Couldn’t have said it better man…
    Plus a single plasma to the front takes off the whole damn barrel!!!

    However I agree they mae it worse because it’s back in time, but also, the UNSC was at maximum military prowess at the time of Reach so IDFK maybe Reach should’ve been more advanced than H3….?

  19. Gman313 March 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm -      #19

    I also thought it was the hammerhead from WH40K, I wanted to see how bad the stomp was, but since it’s these two frontline fagtanks.

    That’s right about the time the Crucio Siege Tank comes in and blasts both of those n00b tanks away with it’s 1 1/2 foot thick neosteel armor and 120mm molten tungsten/neosteel based round. 190mm if siege mode, but that’s overkill.
    Half a shot would wipe the scorpion out, maybe a full found of shells (2 hits) would take out the Hammerhead, of course the cooldown for a crucio is about .25 seconds between barrerls, about a second maybe one and a half seconds between reloads.
    ———–

    Starcraft’s MBT (or whatever the hell you want to call it–let’s just stick with Siege Tank) sucks. The only props I give that failed tank is the ability to switch from indirect-fire mode to direct-fire mode.

  20. Lowk March 31, 2011 at 6:47 pm -      #20

    This probably should’ve been against a covenant hover tanks.

  21. the_man_with The_Answers March 31, 2011 at 6:56 pm -      #21

    The one advantage the Scorpion has. The Halo Encyclapedia lists the range of the Scorpion at 466 miles. Sounds a lot more like a mobile artillary platform than a MBT right? BTW Hammerhead wins hands down.

    If that is the range of the Scorpion, think of the range of the Cobra. The stanchion rifle and the guass turret have a range of 4-5 miles. Think of a 150mm stationary railgun artillary platform range.

  22. Michael50210 March 31, 2011 at 7:15 pm -      #22


    FACEDESKX10

  23. the_man_with The_Answers March 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm -      #23

    Holy crap! L-W posted in this thread!

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