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.
This Centaur was modified into a Dozer prior to D-Day when the British military required a vehicle that was fast, but could bulldoze through rubble of bombed out cities and make a path for other tanks. Part of the Bannister collection, this vehicle has been fully restored to a gun tank. Find out more here
A German medium tank destroyer of World War II, Nashorn is high profiled, lightly armoured with good mobility. First named the ‘Hornisse’ (Hornet), Hitler requested a name change to the more imposing Nashorn (Rhinoceros). During restoration of this vehicle, a fire caused serious damage and once repaired it was nicknamed the Phoenix. Read more here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Avro Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two and will be taking to the skies in a Flypast on the Sunday of TANKFEST. There are just two airworthy Lancasters in the world.
The Supermarine Spitfire was critical in defeating Luftwaffe air attacks during the Battle of Britain and is the most famous British fighter aircraft in history. The Spitfire will be taking part in a flypast over TANKFEST on Saturday.
The Hawker Hurricane played a vital role in the Battle of Britain and destroyed more enemy aircraft in this battle than all the other aircraft combined. TANKFEST visitors can see the Hurricane in the skies on Saturday over the TANKFEST arena.