Driving a tank (and an APC and a quad bike)

Submitted by baristosun on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 13:11

I enjoyed a 30th birthday gift this weekend, when I went to Winchester to drive a tank - it only took me 8 months to book the slot! It was a great day out with a variety of driving experiences to enjoy; the quad bikes were were awesome - we had plenty of freedom to hit full speed in the fields - the looming Chieftain tank was a menacing sight, even in the safe surroundings of a field in Winchester.

My favourite part of the experience was taking the driving seat of the APC (which I'm told is worth around £4000 and is road-legal), for more than a fraction of a second I could imagine the sound of marines and aliens battling in the distance, waiting for me to come to the rescue ("you've had your chance Gorman")!

Enough geekery, here are the pictures:

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