In 1916 the tank was the most classified project in the world. When the Mark 1 rumbled through a town making its infant tread marks, the government had everyone locked inside their homes and windows covered. This land ship of metal and men was to finally break the stalemate of the trenches. Come and learn why we needed these fickle machines and how they progressed quickly through the years to the precision tools they are today.
British Mark 1
The machine gun and trench warfare contributes to 20 million deaths and a stalemate. The answer arrives as the Mark 1 lumbers across the German trenches. Armored warfare is officially born.
American Abrams M1A1
Power can be felt, heard, seen, and quantified. If it is quantity, learn about our chieftain main battle tank’s 856 horsepower engine behind 121,000 pounds of machine and see what that does to your grandfather’s car. Feel the thunder of the tracks start from your feet and rise up to your chest. Hear the result of the Barrett 50 Caliber’s firing pin discharging a 750 grain projectile. Never again will you have this much power literally at your fingertips.
The low grumble hails its coming as the T-55 Main Battle Tank rolls into view. The body seems to float seamlessly over terrain that is even difficult to walk across. Surprised that a machine that big can move that fast, you watch as the implement of brawn and battle is thrown into a U turn. Rock, stone, and earth are spit off the back of the track like ash. As the dust settles the 100mm main gun pointing forward beckons, let’s go again. You hear your name called. There are two kinds of people in the world talkers and doers. Climb into the hatch, it’s time to drive.
Our introductory package doesn’t include driving a tank, but you will get to ride in military vehicles and watch a 60 ton tank doing what they do best. If you would like to become a Tank Driving General, check out our 3 Star Lieutenant General package.
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" Rachael and I wanted to thank you and everybody else for their hospitality on saturday during the drive a tank event. We enjoyed all of the time that we spent driving the tanks, firing the machine guns and especially for all the time everybody spent answering our questions and telling us all the stories. We are already talking about coming out again! "
- We, my groomsman and nephew, just spent the day driving tanks and shooting guns. The best day ever. As the groom I was able to crush a car with a tank. Highly recommend.Jonathan Bruen