Drive a 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carrier Free entry to the onsite military museum Friendly team of instructors who just love tanks!
A one hour tank driving experience You will learn how to drive a 17.5 ton FV432 Welcome and briefing Two laps of hands-on driving time, approximately 15 minutes and 4 laps as a passenger FREE entry to the museum displaying a large military vehicle collection Use of a tank suit and helmet for the experience You will form part of a group of three participants
What can I expect?
Get behind the controls of a serious piece of military machinery when you go tank driving around Leicestershire! You'll develop a new found respect for our boys and girls in the army as you learn how to get to grips with this battle behemoth and explore the ultra-high tech gadgetry that makes tank driving such a skilled activity. tank driving sessions in Leicestershire start with a full kit-out including the battle suit and army helmet, so you look and feel the part for your forthcoming tactical challenges. Then you'll get to meet your instructor and see the inside of your tank, complete with full battle-zone livery for the first time. Clamber inside the turret and see inside this monster of an FV432. Then it's your turn in the driver's seat and your first mission is to complete a lap with the hatches open. You'll be able to see what's ahead and around you. You'll come to terms with the controls of your tank, and be able to concentrate on where you're headed. This is your first chance to feel how the tank reacts and moves in your hands. Your second lap is much more authentic, as you wind down the seat and close the tank's hatch, so you're driving in combat conditions with only the periscope to guide you. This is a real test of judgement, direction and confidence which is also where your tank driving skills will really start to develop. The Leicestershire track is great for offering a whole range of landscapes, and is a fantastic experience for military novices and seasoned navigators alike. Free entry to the fascinating onsite military vehicle museum included, you can enjoy a marvellously mechanical day out and learn all there is to know about tank driving.
When is it available?
Sundays and selected Wednesdays from April to October Saturdays are available for groups of three or more Vouchers must be booked and redeemed before 30 September 2019
Market Harborough on the Leicestershire/Northants borderSpectator Facilities
Visitors are welcome for a £6 charge payable on the day Up to four spectators for the tank experience can ride as passengers for a fee of £20 per person (payable upon booking) Minimum age for passengers is 8 All passengers also gain FREE museum entryMore Info
Minimum age is 16 Maximum weight is 22 stone Maximum height is 6'4'' No driving experience or licence is required