General Information

Vital statistics
Model CR-005 Scorpion Skull Walker
Class Multi-purpose, All-Terrain Assault Robot
Developer The Coalition States
Crew Two: a pilot and a gunner, with room for one passenger.
Armament Rapid-fire, gatling rail guns (3, in tail).
Lasers (2, in tail)
Multiple Mini-missile launcher (1, in tail)
Mini-missile launchers (2, in tail)
Double-barreled lasers (2, in head)
Smoke dispenser (1, in head)
Pincer claws (2)
Statistics Height: Five feet (1.5m) at body, eight feet (2.4m) to legs, up to 16 feet (4.8m) to tail.
Width: Six feet (1.8m) at body, up to 18 feet (5.4m) to legs.
Length: Eight feet (2.4m) at body, up to 25 feet (7.6m) to tail.
Weight: 14 tons.
Cargo: None.
Power System: Nuclear, 25 year life.
Speed: 50 mph (80.4km) walking. Minimal underwater capabilities.
Cost: Military - 26 million credits.
Information Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign™

The CR-005 Scorpion-Skull Walker is an experimental all-terrain, robot vehicle that was being tested by the Coalition during the Tolkeen conflict. Only one batallion (640 robots) were operating during the war. It is unknown how many were lost during the conflict, or how many have been constructed since, but undoubtedly these walkers have been added to the Coalition main battle forces.

Description and image from Rifts® World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign™, copyright 1996 Palladium Books Inc. All rights reserved. Image by Wayne Breaux, Jr. Rifts®, Megaverse® and Palladium Books® are registered trademarks of Palladium Books Inc. and Kevin Siembieda. All other titles and names are trademarks of Palladium Books.


The Scorpion-Skull Walker, better known simply as Scorpion, is an attempt to create a low-profile vehicle that can evade detection in forest and urban environs, and to lay prome in wait on the enemy. The Scorpion can crawl with its "tail" completely streight at only five feet in height. The pilot and crew sit in a backward reclined position, with control panels in front and to the sides on movable flat panels, on HUD systems, or jacked directly into cybernetic connections.

Known Variants

There are no known variants. This vehicle is itself a variant of the CR-003 Spider-Skull Walker.

Notable Systems

Standard Coalition sensor package, with a sensor cluster in the nose section. There are four cameras along the "eyebrows" of the skull-like body, providing optic systems to the crew. The "eyes" of the skull double as searchlights.