TANKFEST 2023 Guest Vehicles

Every year for TANKFEST we work with other collections to bring you a variety of guest vehicles, which will be on display in the arena. Check this page for regular updates on which guest vehicles will be appearing at TANKFEST 2023.

Centaur III

The Centaur III is running for the first time at TANKFEST. Part of the Bannister collection. Find out more here

Panzer I

This Panzer I is a full scale, working authentic reproduction of the Panzer I light tank produced by Germany in the 1930s. The Panzer I saw action in the Spanish Civil War, and during the Blitzkrieg in WW2, this Panzer was built by the Panzer Project team. Find out more here.

Centurion Mark 3

Designed before the end of the Second World War, the Centurion is often believed to be the epitome of the tank and is one the most significant post war tanks. This Centurion (20 pounder) joins us from the Historic Collection of the Royal Netherlands Army.

YPR-765 PRAT

Will be running for the first time in the UK at TANKFEST. This Pantser Rups Anti Tank tracked armoured vehicle will be displaying in the arena, courtesy of the Netherlands Army Historic Collection.

Challenger 2

Also known as ‘Megatron’ this Challenger 2 returns to TANKFEST, and can be seen in action in the arena, courtesy of The British Army.

M8 Greyhound

Used by the British in Italy and Northern Europe during WW2, this light armoured car has been converted to British Specification. Built on 15th September 1944, this M8 has it’s original Hercules JXD engine fitted, and a live 37mm anti-tank gun. This vehicle is part of Bannister Collection.

M18 Hellcat

Developed by the USA during the Second World War, the M18 Tank Destroyer was lighter and faster than most other armour, making it a formidable ambush vehicle. This particular vehicle saw service during WW2 and conflict in former Yugoslavia. The M18 Hellcat is part of the Phelps private collection.

T-34/85

The Soviet T-34 was the most produced tank of the Second World War and was widely exported after the war. The T-34/85 with its larger gun was an upgrade on its predecessor, the T-34/76. This particular vehicle was bought from the Czech Army Reserve by the Cobbaton Combat Collection.

AMX 13 blurred as it drives around the arena with a crowd in the background.

AMX-13

The AMX-13 is a French light tank, produced from the 1950s to the 1980s and exported to over 25 different nations. This particular AMX-13 was manufactured in France and sports a 105mm rifled main armament. It has been fully restored, serviced and resprayed green, with decals added to represent its French heritage.

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