The Scout is a small, fast, maneuverable ship with excellent acceleration. Gravity wells do not affect it much, but collisions with asteroids can knock it wildly off-course. It is remarkably susceptible to the Chmmr Avatar's tractor beam attack.
The Scout is equipped with the Mendokusai Energy Dart, a weak, forward-firing projectile with a short-to-medium range and a fast firing rate. This is held in check by the puny combat batteries aboard the vessel.
When faced with failure or defeat, each Scout vessel is equipped with a "Glory Device"; a powerful bomb capable of inflicting massive damage to an enemy vessel at close range. Unfortunately, detonating the "glory device" is fatal to everyone aboard the Scout vessel when the device is activated. To prevent accidental activation, the secondary weapon must be pressed three times. A series of switches is visible in the melee screen so that pilots may see if the bomb is ready to go, or not.
Against a VUX Intruder, this vessel is all but unstoppable. It can outrun the ship, it can outrun the limpets, and its weapon has a greater range than its opponent. Circle the enemy, raining fire upon it, until victory is yours.
Against everybody else, the Scout is pretty much a "dead man walking", but proper use of the "glory device" can sap the strength of the enemy ship so that others may have an easier time destroying it.