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 2024.
In its TANKFEST debut, the M47 Patton will be joining in on the arena action following its restoration by Matt Pyle. This iconic American medium tank with its 90mm gun was widely used by the reformed West German Army from 1955 and by Cold War allies in various conflicts, from the Suez Crisis to the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965.
Centurion FV4003 AVRE
Fitted with a 165mm gun, this Centurion FV4003 AVRE joins us from Norfolk Tank Museum and was originally built as a Mk3 Main Battle Tank in the late 1940’s. It was the first centurion to be converted in the 1950’s to AVRE specification. It served during peace time in the U.K. and Germany and saw combat during the 1991 Gulf War.
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 by FARG Motorpool, serviced and resprayed green, with decals added to represent its French heritage.