Drive an FV432, Abbott SPG and 55 tonne Chieftain! Ride as passenger whilst others drive Experiences last 3.5 hours Receive a souvenir tank driving certificate
Full Safety briefing Drive the circuit in each of the four following vehicles: Chieftain main battle tank, 55 tons, 700bhp Abbot self propelled gun FV432 armoured personnel carrier Alvis Stormer missile launcher A certificate of achievement All drivers will be divided into small groups to rotate around the activities Each circuit takes between 5-10 minutes to drive depending on the participant The whole experience lasts for around three and a half hours
What can I expect?
It's time to get fully tracked when you go tank driving in Hampshire! This half day experience near Winchester includes lots of tanks and other classic military hardware for you to get to grips with as you spend several hours at the venue test driving some of the best war zone paraphernalia out there. You will have the run of this huge private estate, so there's plenty of room to go rumbling around in a variety of genuine military equipment, mashing up the mud with those huge caterpillar tracks. Many of the instructors at this centre are former serving soldiers, so have first hand experience of these tanks and military vehicles in combat and conflict settings and will show how to get the best out of these special pieces of kit. Your half day starts with registration and a full safety briefing. All drivers are divided into groups (usually five to one instructor) and rotate around the following activities, with approximately 40 minutes spent on each activity. Over the morning or afternoon session you will drive three heavyweight vehicles and a quad bike ATV. When you're not driving on this half day tank driving experience in Hampshire, you will most often be a passenger on the specially built viewing platforms on the tanks - so there's plenty of time to take video footage and photos of these impressive machines. Your experience ends with a presentation of certificates and a look back on the day you got to realise these childhood tank driving dreams in Winchester!
When is it available?
Sessions run on Saturdays from March through to September and selected Sundays in October Morning and afternoon sessions are usually available
Near to Winchester, HampshireSpectator Facilities
This tank driving activity in Hampshire welcomes spectators but are charged at £10 per person, with under 10's entering free The fee includes a passenger ride on a military vehicle and complimentary tea and coffee Spectators are booked in and paid for on the day All drivers are offered complimentary refreshments throughout their session More Info
The minimum age is 16 and minimum height is 5'0" Participants who are taller than 6'0" and/or with a chest size larger than 52" may have difficulty being accommodated in the vehicle Warm, comfortable clothing and stout boots are advised