Originally Posted by MightyMegs
I figure, it being a 'scout', his job is to get up front to see what's going on... then get back and report as fast as he can. Since his job is to gather intel, battle-readiness isn't a priority... and the wide open cockpit gives him an unobstructed view.
I'd imagine in that thing getting back would be the hardest part.
I can see Destro telling the Commander they are all out of Scouts...
I'm not a big fan, If it was smaller, and an unmanned Hiss that would be pretty bad ass, but this just seems like they ran out of parts in the manufacturing division and they had to play paper rock scissors and the loser gets to ride in the "scout".