Southfields Farm, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6NW, United Kingdom
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Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM (closed bank holidays)
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This activity, in a nutshell, has you split into teams of 3. Each person learns to manoeuvre the tank around the track, charge and load the cannon, aim and fire the paintballs.
After a team discussion, you will head into battle against another tank. Don’t worry if your numbers are not divisible by 3, we have plenty of ways to make any number from 3-24 work for this activity.
Read on for a full description of Tank Paintball Battles.
Our world-renowned, unique, Tank Paintball Battle experience gives you the chance to learn to control an FV432 tank around our ex-World War II bombing ground, which we have turned into two tank tracks. We will split your group into 3-man crews each with its own dedicated Instructor. After you have mastered the controls and have become used to heading full pelt into a dip, bouncing your crew around in their turret seats, and keeping the acceleration to come back up the other side, it’s time to drive in battle conditions.
With the lid closed, your only viewpoint is through the telescope above your head. Looking through a screen just 10cm wide and 5cm tall gives a very different perspective on the world! Judging distance over the rugged terrain of our track takes a bit of practice, but our FV432s have seen much worse and will keep you upright. These machines are quite remarkable when it comes to a centre of gravity that keeps you the right way up!
After each member of your crew has driven and become accustomed to the controls of your tank, it’s off for some shooting practice. Parked up opposite our static targets of a disused tank and a huge bull’s-eye target, your instructor will explain how to manoeuvre the cannon into position, to charge and load and then to fire the giant paintballs. What is easy for some is impossible for others. What will be your strength? Will you be a driver? Will you be the quick-handed charge and loader with precision and attention to detail? Or will you have an eye for the target and be the sharpest shot on the track?
Next it’s time for your battle. Heading to the far side of the track, each tank will take up their starting position. From there, it’s a race to position one, at which point your fire crew will aim, load and fire their first cannon at the enemy tank. With one point for each direct hit, although speed is important, precision and timing are of equal focus. A second paintball is shot at the same position before they shout through the tank to ‘GO GO GO!’ and it’s on to position two. Getting into position first provides an advantage, as you are able to shoot at the enemy tank as they arrive at the checkpoint and start to ready themselves for their shots. If you can shoot and be gone before they are ready, their chances of a direct hit on you are significantly reduced.
These activities are both tank or vehicle based activities. The only requirement is to be able to get to the vehicles and to move around inside the vehicles when required. This activity would suit any group and does not involve any paintballs being shot at each other, only at tanks and requires minimal walking around the site.
Costs exclude lunch but we can offer catering options through our outside catering partners. Teas and coffees are included in the cost for all weekday bookings.