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Tank Driving in Hampshire

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    • Drive an FV432, Abbott SPG and 55 tonne Chieftain!
    • Ride as passenger whilst others drive
    • Experiences last 3.5 hours
    • Receive a souvenir tank driving certificate
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Half Day Tank Experience £179.00
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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

It’s time to get fully tracked when you go tank driving in Hampshire! This half day experience near Winchester includes lots of tanks and other classic military hardware for you to get to grips with as you spend several hours at the venue test driving some of the best war zone paraphernalia out there.

You will have the run of this huge private estate, so there's plenty of room to go rumbling around in a variety of genuine military equipment, mashing up the mud with those huge caterpillar tracks. Many of the instructors at this centre are former serving soldiers, so have first hand experience of these tanks and military vehicles in combat and conflict settings and will show how to get the best out of these special pieces of kit.

Your half day starts with registration and a full safety briefing. All drivers are divided into groups (usually five to one instructor) and rotate around the following activities, with approximately 40 minutes spent on each activity. Over the morning or afternoon session you will drive three heavyweight vehicles and a quad bike ATV.

Chieftain Tank:  The seminal British Army Main Battle Tank (MBT) that weighs in at a hefty 55tons and boasts high performance and firing power, with 750bhp and a 195mm front turret gun.

Abbott SPG:  This Self Propelled Gun is a fully tracked field artillery tank with a fully rotating 105mm turret. The crew of four (commander, gunner, loader and driver) can race across enemy lines at speeds of up to 29mph thanks to the Rolls Royce powerplant.

FV432 APC:  The Armoured Personnel Carrier is essential for safely moving troops and gear around. Also known as the Trojan, 3000 of these models were built until the early 1970s. A crew of two can transport up to 10 infantry and all their equipment at speeds of up to 32mp - and this APC is amphibious too! 

Alvis Stormer Missile Launcher: It might look like a tank, but this is actually a mobile platform for the Star Streak High Velocity Missile (HVM) system. You won’t be firing any today, but you will be driving this 13.5 tonne hulk - and it’s got seven gears!

When you're not driving on this half day tank driving experience in Hampshire, you will most often be a passenger on the specially built viewing platforms on the tanks - so there's plenty of time to take video footage and photos of these impressive machines. Your experience ends with a presentation of certificates and a look back on the day you got to realise these childhood tank driving dreams in Winchester!

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Tank Driving in Hampshire
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Review posted 4 months ago
Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful professional staff who made it all so enjoyable and fun. Have never done anything like this before and was a bit apprehensive but being the only lady in my group I went first which meant I didn't have time to reconsider! Great day out and the rest of the family had an interesting time riding on other tanks and scoffing tea and cake.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Tank Driving in Hampshire
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Review posted 4 months ago
Brilliant time. Very professionally run and a good day for guests too with rides and copious mugs of tea and cake. Lovely staff and instructors which made it easy. Felt very pleased with myself!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Tank Driving in Hampshire
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Review posted 5 months ago
Excellent day had by all including the spectators. Staff were helpful, friendly and ensured everyone had a good time and that there was flowing tea, coffee and cakes too!!
Yes, I recommend this product.

Tank Driving in Hampshire
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Review posted 5 months ago
Well organised, Friendly staff, Muddy, Noisy, Tanks - just what any man with inner child, could wish for.
Very good support for guests, never a dull moment - certainly would recommend to any like minded person.
Free tea, coffee, chocolate plus free cake was a bonus...
Yes, I recommend this product.

Tank Driving in Hampshire
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Review posted 5 months ago
Amazing day especially the mud wind and rain you organised .very realistic
The people could not be more helpful looking after my husband and grandson taking them on different rides once again great experience loved every minute
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Full Safety briefing
• Drive the circuit in each of the four following vehicles: 
• Chieftain main battle tank, 55 tons, 700bhp
• Abbot self propelled gun
• FV432 armoured personnel carrier
• Alvis Stormer missile launcher 
• A certificate of achievement
• All drivers will be divided into small groups to rotate around the activities
• Each circuit takes between 5-10 minutes to drive depending on the participant.  • The whole experience lasts for around three and a half hours

Shorter tank driving experiences are available too. 

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When is it available?

• Sessions run on Saturdays from March through to September and selected Sundays in October
• Morning and afternoon sessions are usually available

• All dates are subject to availability

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Where can I do this experience?

• Near to Winchester, Hampshire with easy access from junction 9 of the M3/A31

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Who is it suitable for?

• The minimum age is 16 and minimum height is 5'0"
• Participants who are taller than 6'0" and/or with a chest size larger than 52" may have difficulty being accommodated in the vehicle
• Warm, comfortable clothing and stout boots are advised

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• This tank driving activity in Hampshire welcomes spectators but are charged at £10 per person, with under 10's entering free
• The fee includes a passenger ride on a military vehicle and complimentary tea and coffee
• Spectators are booked in and paid for on the day
• All drivers are offered complimentary refreshments throughout their session

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