Skorpion G vs. SU-130PM

Ladies and gentlemen, let's get ready to rumble!

From the German tech tree, and wearing an awesome desert camouflage, behold the most popular vehicle from World of Tanks at the moment... the Rheinmetall Skorpion G! Facing it, a new challenger, the SU-130PM, a Soviet tank destroyer! Coming straight out of the semi-closed SU-100PM, the SU-130PM is a ferocious modernisation of this famous Soviet tank destroyer. But does it have what it takes to take the Skorpion down? Let's see.

All values below take into consideration a 100% trained crew.

Damage

For many commanders, alpha is king. We can understand why, especially when cruising in a tank destroyer. In that regard, the SU-130PM has a slight advantage over the Skorpion G, which is already a hard hitter in its category. Note that the Skorpion has a better reloading time but the damage per minute is pretty similar.

In terms of penetration power, they are both similar but with one key difference: the Premium ammunition types. While the Skorpion G uses APCR (higher shell velocity), the SU-130PM goes with HEAT (no penetration loss over distance). 

Skorpion G

SU-130PM


Damage: 490 HP
Reload time: 12.2 s
DPM: 2,410
Penetration: 246/311/65
Damage: 520 HP
Reload time: 13.04 s
DPM: 2,393
Penetration: 243/320/65

Precision

Damage is great, for sure, but it's only useful if you manage to land your shells! In that case, the German expertise does not disappoint. The Skorpion G can rely on a better aim time and lower dispersion. The SU-130PM is decent in all points but the German has the upper hand in this category. Also, note that the turret of the SU-130PM is not fully rotatable.

Skorpion G

SU-130PM

Aim time: 2.01 s
Accuracy: 0.29 m
Vertical angles: -7°/+14°
Turret rotation angles: 360°
Aim time: 2.21 s
Accuracy: 0.34 m
Vertical angles: -7°/+37°
Turret rotation angles: 155°

Mobility

The speed of both tank destroyers is pretty much even but overall, the SU-130PM is slightly better. Even its turret is quicker to move, making it less vulnerable to flanks. The most experienced commanders will also appreciate the combo of great reverse speed and rear-mounted turret, allowing sneaky and yet dangerous shots.

Skorpion G

SU-130PM

Forward speed: 60 km/h
Reverse speed: 20 km/h
Power-to-weight ratio: 17 hp/ton
Gun traverse: 27.38°/s
Tank traverse: 31.29°/s
Forward speed: 65 km/h
Reverse speed: 20 km/h
Power-to-weight ratio: 16.67 hp/ton
Gun traverse: 31.29°/s
Tank traverse: 37.55°/s

Survivability / Visibility

When it comes to taking hits, neither of these vehicles really stand out. However, the thicker hull armour of the Skorpion G makes it more likely to survive HE shells, especially from artillery. 50 HP extra will also come in handy at the end of every battle. The SU-130PM on the other side has a lot of qualities too. First and foremost, its a smaller target with a better camouflage. Plus, its engine is more protected and less likely to be set on fire!

Skorpion G

SU-130PM

Hit Points: 1,150
Hull armour: 30/16/20
View range: 360 m
Camouflage (still): 13.29%
Camouflage (moving): 9.59%
Camouflage (still, firing): 2.03%
Camouflage (moving, firing): 1.47%
Hit Points: 1,100
Hull armour: 20/15/8
View range: 360 m
Camouflage (still): 19.1%
Camouflage (moving): 11.46%
Camouflage (still, firing): 2.92%
Camouflage (moving, firing): 1.75%

In case you'd like more information on the play style, check out the guides for each individual vehicle:

Whether you've played the Skorpion G before or not, one thing is for sure: the SU-130PM will challenge the long reign of the most famous of German tank destroyers! Did you already unlock it? What do you think of this Soviet hunter? Make sure to let us know!

 

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