TANKFEST 2017 PROGRAMME

What's on and when at TANKFEST 2017

MORNING DISPLAYS
09:00Site Opens
09:00 - 10:30Vehicle Rides
M548 and Leopard Bathtub rides commence in the arena. Additional Charges Apply
10:30Show Opening
The Museum Director declares the show open in style…
Featured vehicles: Rolls Royce Armoured Car
10:35Shock and Awe
An explosive start to Tankfest 2016 as three Main Battle Tanks race round the arena at full speed.
Featured vehicles: Leopard 1.
10:45D-Day Convoy
Rolling back to 1944, we present a convoy of the British and US vehicles used in the Allied invasion of Normandy
Featured vehicles: Sherman Fury, Humber and Lynx.
11:15British Army
The British Army displays the latest in service British Army vehicles.
Featured vehicles: Challenger 2, Scimitar (TBC)
12:00Tank 100 - The Centenary of The Tank with David Fletcher
Our centenary commemorations continue with this unique collection of First World War Tank
Featured vehicles: Mark IV (replica), A7V (replica) + Special guests (TBC)
12:20 - 13:50Vehicle Rides
M548 and Leopard Bathtub rides commence in the arena. Additional Charges Apply
AFTERNOON DISPLAYS
13:50Cold War Battle Groups: NATO & USSR
Convoys of the vehicles deployed together in battle formations from the UK, USA, Germany and USSR.
Featured vehicles: Chieftain, T-72, M60, Leopard, Scorpion
14:35Recovery
An examination of the vehicles used to rescue tanks from the battlefield
Featured vehicles: Centurion ARV, Cheiftain ARV, Challenger CRAARV
14:45Historic Armour
A selection of vehicles that went into service during and in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Featured vehicles: Matilda I, Valentine, Comet, Centurion, Sherman, T 34, Challenger 1, Chieftain, Panzer III
15:30Battle Finale – Normandy 1944
The events that followed the successful D-Day invasion are the focus of this year's explosive mock battle.
Featured vehicles: Sherman Fury, Panzer III, Jagdpanther
16:05Ring of Steel
D-Day vehicles make a circuit of the arena, joined by re-enactors from our living history encampments.
Featured vehicles: TBC
Vehicle Rides - Following the Ring of Steel until 18:00
M548 and Leopard Bathtub rides commence in the arena. Additional Charges Apply


ACTIVITIES ACROSS THE SITE
09:00 - 18:00Wargaming Booth
Play World of Tanks and meet your favourite YouTubers.
Location: Vehicle Conservation Centre
09:00 - 10:30
Tank Park Opening
12:30 - 13:45See the vehicles about to go on display in the arena.
09:30 - 15:30Living History Talks and Demonstrations
Hear from Living History re-enactors of the Second World War.
Location: Living History Area
From 09:30Meet and Greet Tent - including The Mighty Jingles
Meet YouTube star The Mighty Jingles and have your Haynes Tank Owners' Manual signed, by the authors including David Fletcher.
Location: Meet and Greet Tent by the Museum entrance
11:00 - 15:00Jitterbugjive
On the hour, see the Lindy Hop Dancers.
Location: The Cold War Hall
VariousGulf War Talks
By Author of M1 Abrams Haynes Manual
Location: Sherman suite, inside the Museum
11:15 - 15:30Entertainment Marquee
Vintage Singers and Fashion Show
Location: Market Place, outside


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The TANKFEST event programme and vehicles listed to take part are subject to health and safety, operational, weather and mechanical considerations. The Tank Museum reserves the right to amend or modify the programme, or withdraw vehicles, at any time without notification when reasonably required in accordance with its own best-practice procedures or those of exhibit owners. 


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