• Go head to head against another tank with the UK's only Tank Paintball Experience
• Learn how to Drive a 17.5 Tonne FV432 turreted Tank
• Load, Aim and fire the 40mm paintball cannon on the range
• Experience driving using the Periscope
• Be part of a three person Tank crew plus an on-board instructor
• You will be issued with radio headsets, Kevlar helmets and tank suits
• You will get the chance to drive the tank, aim the turret and fire the cannon at the opposing team
• FREE entry to the on site museum displaying a large military vehicle collection
• Tank battle experiences last approximately two hours
What Can I Expect
Attention - take part in our Tank Battles in Leicestershire! Tank driving in itself is good fun, but with this battle experience you'll actually take part in full on combat kicking off in the heart of Leicestershire, as your team of three crews a tank to attack the enemy - too much fun!
That’s right, you'll be going into a military warzone (albeit with paintball gear!) using 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carriers to battle against one another. This venue has an amazing 15 of these sturdy army APCs and all have specially modified cannons capable of firing 40mm paint rounds. In essence, you'll be testing your driving and shooting skills to the max.
You will be working as a team of three commandos with a mission. Each person will learn how to drive, aim the cannon and load the breach. Getting all the appropriate gear on is very much part of the war game, so you'll be wearing your military uniform and kevlar helmet, as well as being fitted with a radio headset so you can talk tactics with your tank crew before you go on the offensive.
As you are learning on the specially built obstacle course, you'll soon appreciate just how agile these fully tracked machines are. Whilst you and the troops are training you will drive the FV432 with the hatch open, so you can literally see where you're going as your head is outside the vehicles. But when it comes to getting into full operational mode, the hatch closes and it's communication by headset and driving using the periscope - a whole different battle game!
Once you are able to successfully operate the FV432 APC tank, it's time to let the tank battles in Leicestershire begin. Your trio will engage in full on armoured paintball warfare against an opposing team. It's all about settling your nerves to work together to drive, load and fire. So who will drive, who will load and who will fire? Just one gift idea from over 1000 gift ideas brought to you by IntotheBlue.
• Tank battles take place from April to October
• Activities operate on most weekends and selected Wednesdays
IntotheBlue caters for a variety of all year round tank driving activities, see details on our main
tank driving page or alternatively, why not have a crushing day out on our
'crush a car' tank experience in nearby Northants.
• You must be at least 16 years old to drive the vehicles
• If taller than 6’4” or heavier than 22 stone you may find it difficult to drive as access to some vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces
• Overalls, helmets are provided as required
• If group size is over 15, please call us for details
• No driving Licence is required
• There is a spectator fee of £6 which includes entry to the Military Vehicle Collection and gives access to the viewing area
• Children must be supervised at all times
• Passenger places are available to purchase for a fee of £20 per person (subject to availability) which also includes entry to the vehicle collection
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Leicestershire/ Northants border near Market Harborough.