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Tank Driving Taster eVoucher

Tank Driving Taster eVoucher

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On arrival you will be issued with your uniform and a helmet and once dressed, you will be introduced to your crew, instructor and 'home' for the next hour, 1 of our 15, turreted FV432 tanks. After a briefing on the vehicle you will take it in turns to drive around the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, once a World War II bombing range- initially with the hatch open and then under battle conditions through the periscope. When it’s not your turn to drive, you will sit in the turret and enjoy the ride!

Prefer to have a tank to yourself? Take a look at our Tank Driving Experience activity.

Specifications

  • Minimum Age - 16 years
  • Duration - Safety briefing, 2 laps per person, approx 45 mins as a group of 3*
  • Includes; tank driving, tank ride and entry to museum
  • Extra Passengers. Maximum of 2 passengers (min age 8 yrs) subject to availability - £20pp. Please note that passengers do not get to drive the vehicles and they are in addition to the 3 full paying customers.
  • All passengers also gain FREE museum entry!
  • Spectators are welcome for a fee of £6pp which also includes museum entry.
  • Availability - Sundays and selected Wednesdays from April through to October.
  • For availability on other days/months please telephone the office:
  • Driving Licence - Not Required
  • Maximum Height - 6ft 4' / 193 cm
  • Maximum Weight - 22 stone / 140 kg
  • Min Height - 4ft / 122cm

* The activity is based on the completion of a set criteria which can vary person to person, hence why timings are approx.

GIFT VOUCHERS are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

This activity is weather dependent.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Tank Driving Taster


On arrival you will be issued with your uniform and a helmet and once dressed, you will be introduced to your crew, instructor and 'home' for the next hour, 1 of our 15, turreted FV432 tanks. After a briefing on the vehicle you will take it in turns to drive around the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, once a World War II bombing range- initially with the hatch open and then under battle conditions through the periscope. When it’s not your turn to drive, you will sit in the turret and enjoy the ride! Prefer to have a tank to yourself? Take a look at our Tank Driving Experience activity. Specifications Minimum Age - 16 years Duration - Safety briefing, 2 laps per person, approx 45 mins as a group of 3* Includes; tank driving, tank ride and entry to the museum Extra Passengers. Maximum of 2 passengers (min age 8 yrs) subject to availability - £20pp. Please note that passengers do not get to drive the vehicles and they are in addition to the 3 full paying customers. All passengers also gain FREE museum entry! Spectators are welcome for a fee of £6pp which also includes museum entry. Availability - Sundays and selected Wednesdays from April through to October. For availability on other days/months please telephone the office: Driving Licence - Not Required Maximum Height - 6ft 4' / 193 cm Maximum Weight - 22 stone / 140 kg Min Height - 4ft / 122cm * The activity is based on the completion of a set criteria which can vary person to person, hence why timings are approx. GIFT VOUCHERS are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. This activity is weather dependent. Terms and Conditions apply.

Average customer rating:

5 Most recent customer reviews...
Chantal

Chantal Confirmed Purchase

Sep 9, 2019



Had an amazing experience yesterday. The tutor was absolutely brilliant and make the experience seem like a walk in the park. Thank you!
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Sue

Sue Confirmed Purchase

Sep 4, 2019



What a fabulous day, very informative and enjoyable - this was a family 50th birthday celebration and we can highly recommend to everyone.
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LiamO’Driscoll

LiamO’Driscoll

Sep 3, 2019



I had my tester day on Sunday 1st September this year, it was a birthday present from my Son and his wife.
What a great experience!!! Professionally set up and operated. Shane was the perfect instructor and great to have a sense of humour he gave us all the confidence to drive the tank.
The bonus was the museum, plenty to see.
A great few hours, many thanks.
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Dave Ginnety

Dave Ginnety

Sep 2, 2019



Excellent day and very informative
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Brendan Walker

Brendan Walker

Sep 2, 2019



The Tank Driver taster is the perfect experience for anyone with even a passing interest in military armour to feel the raw power of these armoured beasts of war and understand the work that our soldiers do in a safe, controlled environment.

The tank itself is an FV432, an Armoured Personnel Carrier developed in the '60s that is now mostly phased out of front-line military usage but is used in some capacity, mostly as a field ambulance to extract wounded soldiers from the battlefield.

The FV432 is very easy to drive, with a semi-automatic transmission and steering that uses a spur gear differential, allowing steering with 2 levers that manage the speed of each track. The 240 BHP Rolls-Royce engine delivers an intimidating and powerful rumble that really makes the experience of driving a tank even better.

The instructor was incredibly professional and knowledgeable about the machinery we were operating, providing an interesting, running commentary of the use of the FV across the world while also providing helpful guidance on driving safely.

We were given 2 laps each of the Armourgeddon circuit in total, one of which was with the driver's hatch open, and one of which had the hatch closed, introducing the claustrophobic conditions tank drivers were expected to perform in during battle. Field of view was dramatically reduced with the hatch down and only the periscope to look through, however it was still simple enough to drive around the circuit.

This activity is group-based, so when you're not driving the FV432, you'll be sitting in the turret, which is an experience in and of itself!

I could not recommend this experience enough. Tank driving experiences are incredibly expensive elsewhere, but Armourgeddon provide an affordable, educational, incredible experience that I would thoroughly encourage anyone to try out at least once.
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