TANKFEST – 24-25 June 2017

The world’s best display of moving armour

13th April 2017

TANKFEST, presented by World of Tanks, remains the world’s best display of moving armour – and tickets for this year’s show are selling fast.

Chamond NewsGreat War Greats

Making its first public appearance in the UK, an original running First World War Saint-Chamond tank is being shipped over from Musee des Blindes at Samur, France. This last survivor of its type will be in action in the arena alongside our A7V and MKIV replicas, where David Fletcher will present a Live Tank Chat on tanks in the First World War.

Second World War Stars

The Weald Foundation’s running Jagdpanther will be filling the arena gap left by Tiger 131, which will remain in the new Tiger exhibition for the weekend. The Jagdpanther will be joined in the arena by Steve Lamonby’s newly restored StuG III, making its display circuit debut, and a Churchill tank from the Churchill Trust.

Best of British

Churchill smallAmong the vehicles brought by the British Army, The Tank Museum has requested the very latest – the AJAX - and hopes it will be able offer the public the first opportunity to see this new light tank in action.

Unique Museum Treats

Alongside a number of favourites from the museum collection, the Second World War Valentine is set to return following a major overhaul. The Museum is also hoping that restoration work on the 1935 Vickers-Armstrong Light Tank Mk IV – the only surviving vehicle of the important British inter-war vehicle – will be complete in time for it to make a special appearance.

Guest Stars

Tank Museum supporter and regular TANKFEST visitor James May will be climbing the Tower with his Stuntman side kick Jim Dowdall to present this year’s Normandy era mock battle. 

With a large World of Tank booth on site, there will also be opportunities to meet members of the WOT community including The Mighty Jingles, QuickyBaby and other celebrity gamers.