Introductory Tank Driving

Product code: 1022343

Splash through holes, mud and water - welcome to the hardware of mechanised warfare!

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Here's a hard hitting package that really packs a punch. Train to take on the tank challenge. This superb military themed experience puts you in control of a selection of real ex-services vehicles. You'll start in a 432 Armoured Personnel Carrier, a model still used by the British Army despite being designed in the 1960's. Then you’ll get to take the controls of a Supercat; a go anywhere, all-wheel-drive vehicle. You have the choice of 4 wheel steering or skid steering, it's manoeuvrability made it an instant choice for the Gulf War. You'll also get to go into the Armoury, where an ex-British Army sniper & mercenary will talk you through some of the more personal hardware that they have. AK47's, MP5 machine guns, how to field strip a WW2 Bren gun, even a handheld grenade launcher. Then it's onto the big stuff! The Gvodika is the charming nickname for the Soviet 2S1 122mm Self-Propelled howitzer. A tank by any other name, the Gvodika is still in active service in many countries. Fully amphibious, fully protected against Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons, this piece of Warsaw Pact hardware was on the front line of the cold war, and you get to drive it. As if that wasn't enough, the best driver of the day will also get to park a Chieftain Main Battle Tank on top of a family car (don't worry, they take the family out first!). So, have you got what it takes?
What's included?
  • Introduction and safety briefing
  • Driving session in a 432 Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • 6x6 Supercat driving
  • Armoury experience with an ex-British Army sniper, including AK47's, MP5's and rocket launchers
  • Gvozdika tank driving experience
  • Chance to crush a car with a Chieftain Main Battle Tank
  • Refreshments
Any restrictions?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person
  • This experience is available on selected dates in May, July and September
  • Sessions run 9am – 1pm or 2pm – 6pm
  • If you wish to alter a booking once made then this must be done more than 14 days in advance. You will not be able to change the date after that time
  • Min. age is 12 years
  • Min. height is 1.52m/5'0”
  • You do not need a driving licence for this experience
  • You will need to be reasonably fit to participate, if in any doubt as to your suitability please contact the supplier for guidance
  • Spectators are welcome for a fee of £15 (includes two vehicle rides)
  • Min. age for spectators is 7 years
  • You need to notify the supplier if you intend to bring spectators
  • All dates are subject to availability
What do I need to know?
  • There may be up to 30 other participants on this experience with you
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather, including wellies and gloves. It gets very muddy and can get very cold
  • Your experience is expected to last approximately four hours

This experience is available at Northamptonshire:

  • Northamptonshire (Midlands) - Brackley
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. The minimum age for participants is 12 years. Minimum height is 5'0". You should be reasonably fit, and don't need a driver's licence. The experience will last approximately four hours, from either 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm on selected dates in May, July and September. There will be up to 30 people participating, and spectators are welcome at a fee of £15 each (payable on the day and includes two vehicle rides). The minimum age for spectators is 7 years. Please inform the supplier in advance if you intend to bring spectators. Bring wellies and gloves as it gets very muddy! Please note that once a date has been booked any changes to the event date must be made more than 14 days in advance - you will not be able to change the event date after this time. All dates are subject to availability.
Introductory Tank Driving
4.5 out of 5 – 9 reviews
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A great day out Always wanted to drive a tank or similar type of vehicle and this was the perfect gift for me, good instructors, good terrain plenty of mud and water everything you need for a tank. Would I go again? most definatly. I am 60 now so id better get round to it very soon. 17 May 2013
Tank Driving What an awesome day - thoroughly enjoyed every minute and the option for my wife and 2 boys to ride along and get involved for £15 each was great. 16 September 2011
fantastic experience All the staff were very friendly and welcoming and family and friends were included in all activities. Driving the vehicles was so much fun (even in the mud!) and I would recommend it to everyone! 31 July 2011
Bought this experience for my husband as a Christmas present. The staff at Tanks a Lot made you feel very welcome and it was well supervised. I went as a spectator and we both thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. 21 July 2011
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