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Tank Driving in Northamptonshire

near Brackley
REF: TKD4HD

  • Half & full day tank driving in Northamptonshire
  • Enjoy military driving & themed activities
  • 100+ military vehicles on site to see
  • Ex-military instructors with amazing stories
 


What's Included

Half Day Tank Driving:
  • Operate three three military vehicles on a purpose built track
  • Drive a Russian 2S1 Gvozdika Tank, F432 Armoured Personnel Carrier and either the Stormer SAM Tracked Vehicle or 4x4 Springer ATV
  • 30 minutes of drive and ride time split over three sessions
  • Drivers are scored on their driving with the highest score driver having the opportunity to 'crush a car' in the Chieftain Tank!
  • Tour of the armoury with an introduction to various hand-held weapons used in the British Army
  • Tours are led by a former British Army Sniper
  • Please allow approximately four hours for this experience

'The Full Monty' Tank Driving Day:
  • Operate four fighting vehicles currently in service with British, Israeli and Russian Armies
  • Drive a Russian 2S1 Gvozdika Tank, F432 Armoured Personnel Carrie, Stormer SAM Tracked Vehicle and 4x4 Springer ATV
  • 60 minutes of drive and ride time split over four driving sessions
  • Drivers are scored on their driving with the highest score driver having the opportunity to 'crush a car' in the Chieftain Tank!
  • Take part in four military themed activities: clay shooting, armoury tour, survival training and 17th Century flintlock & mortar firing
  • A hot lunch is included, served in the Mess Hall
  • Please allow around nine hours for this experience

What Can I Expect

Go tank driving in Northamptonshire! These half and full day experiences combine superb tank driving with a good dash of military manoeuvres in the Northamptonshire countryside. It's time to get camo'd up!

On the half day session you get to drive three of the vehicles and attend an armoury demo. On the full day, you will be participating in the complete programme of four drives and four events (including clays, survival skills etc), making this easily our most comprehensive tank driving day out ever.

So what sort of military monsters will be lined up for you to drive at this amazing centre in Northamptonshire? Check out the ‘Menu’ tab for the full details on the likes of the Gvozdika and 432 tanks and other military monsters in the fleet.

There's a very real motive to your missions as well. Throughout your experience you will be competing for the coveted title of Best Tank Driver. The winner gets to crush a vehicle in the biggest tank you've ever seen, the 55 ton Chieftain. Now that's what we call a finale!

With over 100 military vehicles on site, it's a great opportunity for spectators to do more than just stand on the sidelines, as they get to ride in vehicles and observe the demonstrations and talks too.

Some of the vehicles have been used in films such as Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers, as well as TV shows like ScrapHeap Challenge and Salvage Squad. Oh and it's not just the vehicles that are authentic, the team of instructors are all ex-forces too, so make sure you stand up straight to avoid an army-style rollicking when you go tank driving in Northamptonshire!

Availability

Half Day

  • Selected Saturdays in January and between May and September
  • Session times are 09:00-13:00 or 14:00-18:00


'The Full Monty' Day

  • Generally the last Saturday of each month from April to October (excluding August)
  • Arrival time 08:00 with the car crush scheduled for 17:00

Location

  • Near Brackley in Northamptonshire
  • Conveniently located with good access from both the M40 and M1

Suitable For

  • Minimum age is 12
  • Minimum height is 5ft
  • A good, general level of fitness is required
  • A driving licence is not required

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome (advance booking required)
  • Minimum age 7
  • Opportunity to take pictures with the vehicles and instructors
  • Half Day  £20 and includes rides and armoury talk along with refreshments
  • 'The Full Monty' Day  £35 and includes rides in a F432 Armoured Personnel Carrier, along with lunch

Anything Else

  • On the day there will be up to 48 participants on the half day and 72 on the full day
  • You will be split into smaller groups rotating around the activities
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue
  • Camouflage suit and helmet will be provided for drivers
  • You are advised to bring Wellington boots and gloves
  • The operator reserves the rights to substitute other vehicles depending on conditions

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
philip robinson
This was the best day out I have had for a long time plenty to do and I would definitely go back ag...