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Scorpion Tank Firing & Driving for Two

Bicester Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire
REF: SWBSC1
Rated Based On 2 Reviews

  • Scorpion tank experiences for two
  • One drives whilst the other fires the gun
  • A genuine ex-Forces reconnaissance tank
  • Takes place at Bicester Heritage


 

What's Included

  • Alvis Scorpion Tank experience for two people
  • One person will drive the tank for 15-20 minutes on a purpose built multi-terrain track under full tuition from an expert instructor
  • The other person will be the gunner firing on the target from the 76mm cannon
  • The firing is simulated but fire and smoke are both in plentiful supply!
  • Spend around 30 minutes in the tank and allow approximately one hour on site for this experience
  • Choose the 'two driver' option so you both get to drive and both get to try your hand at firing spending around one hour in the tank

What Can I Expect

There's no sting in the tail of this Scorpion tank driving and firing experience - just tons of fun! Head to the wonderful Bicester Heritage site in Oxfordshire to drive and fire a genuine ex-Forces tank.

The Alvis Scorpion is a very light tank that falls into the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance category of military vehicle. For a tank, it is extremely light, weighing in at a ‘mere' 8 tonnes. It's small size means two can be loaded onto a Hercules aeroplane and indeed many Scorpions were sent out to the war zone of Iran-Iraq, the Gulf and the Falklands.

Their prowess is indeed their agility and size. Quickly deployable in a battlefield, the Scorpions often led the way in hostile zones, before the big tanks could get there. Each tank rolled with a crew of three and was armed with a 76mm main gun, a 7.62mm turret gun and twin smoke grenade dischargers.

On these Scorpion driving and firing experiences you'll be doing just that as a duo. One of you will be the nominated driver, whilst the other fires the gun. Of course it's not real ammunition you'll be firing, but the gun makes all the right noises and has all the special effects!

If you both want to have a go at driving and firing, go for the extended experience. And whilst we're talking about driving, be aware that the driver's hatch is very small (51cm x 39cm oval) and it can be a bit of squeeze getting inside and getting into the driving position, especially with the crew seats and periscope in there too.

Driving a Scorpion tank and firing that gun is cool - and the fact that it takes place at Bicester Heritage makes it even more fun. So, who are you going to call to be your trusty Scorpion crew mate for your full-tracked mission?

Availability

  • Selected weekday and weekend dates
  • Dates and session times are subject to availability
  • Please note due to popularity it is recommended you book well in advance to avoid disappointment, weekends especially get booked up very quickly

Location

  • Bicester Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18 for driving (full driving licence required)
  • Minimum age 10 for the gunner
  • Height restrictions: Minimum 4ft 6ins, maximum 6ft 4ins
  • Participants should have a good, general fitness level and be able to climb in and out of the vehicle
  • Not suitable for those with epilepsy, heart complaints or during pregnancy

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear should be worn
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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 2

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Reviews

  based on 2 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Krissy
3 Months ago
Bucket list activity = completed! Always wanted to drive a tank, thought it would be fun and it cer...
Rating: 5 stars
Alex
8 Months ago
Exhilarating experience! Our guide Mark was fantastic and talked us calmly through every element of...