The Tank Museum | TANKFEST 2019 Arena Programme

TANKFEST 2019 Arena Programme

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Please note this programme is subject to change. Due to the age of the vehicles, we cannot guarantee they will appear in the arena. 

The full programme including non-arena entertainment can be downloaded here (Friday) and here (Saturday & Sunday)

     
FRIDAY PROGRAMME
     
09:00   Site Opens
     
09:00 - 14:30   Vehicle Rides
    M548 rides commence in the arena. Additional Charges Apply
     
10:00   Tank Park Opens
    See the stars of The Tank Museum's historic collection and guests. 
    Featured vehicles: Sherman 'Fury', Matilda II, StuG III, Sherman Firefly.
     
11:00   Jim Dowdall Talk
    A talk on performing stunts in Hollywood blockbusters and tanks in the movies
    Location: Entertainment Marquee
     
11:45   Lt. Col Jim Howard Talk
    Find out about heavy armour in modern warfare from a member of the Royal Tank Regiment
    Location: Entertainment Marquee
     
12:30   David Fletcher Talk
    The Tank Museum's Historian on the Straussler Armoured Car
    Location: Entertainment Marquee
     
13:15   Richard Cutland Talk
    Wargaming and the Bretagne Panther 
    Location: Entertainment Marquee
     
14:00   Richard Osgood
    Find out about the world of the Military Archeologist 
    Location: Entertainment Marquee
     
14:30   British Army Rehearsal
    The British Army displays some of the latest modern armour used by its troops in combat. 
    Featured vehicles: Challenger 2, Warrior, Jackal, Titan.
     
15:00   D-Day 75: Convoy Rehearsal
    For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we present a convoy of the vehicles used in the Allied invasion of Normandy and Axis opponents. 
    Featured vehicles: Hotchkiss Jeep, Daimler Dingo, Stuart M3, M16 Halftrack, M4 Sherman, Morris Armoured Car, Sherman Firefly, Panther, Valentine DD.
     
15:40   Cold War Warriors Rehearsal
    The Main Battle Tanks that never quite came to blows. 
    Featured vehicles: Centurion, Leopard 1, Leopard PRTL, Type 59, T-72, M103, M60, Chieftain, Challenger 1. 
     
16:00   Final Reckoning Rehearsal
    Second World War British, American and Soviet tanks meet their German counterparts. 
    Featured vehicles: Panther, T-34/85, Sherman 'Fury', Sherman Firefly, Panzer III, StuG III, Kettenkrad, Kübelwagen, Sd.Kfz. 251. 
     
     
PROGRAMME FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY
     
MORNING DISPLAYS
     
09:00   Site Opens
     
09:00 - 10:00   Vehicle Rides
    M548 rides commence in the arena. Additional Charges Apply
     
10:30   Show Opening
    The Museum Director declares the show open in style…
    Featured vehicles: Warrior 510 and Challenger 2.
     
10:40   D-Day 75 Convoy
    For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we present a convoy of the vehicles used in the Allied invasion of Normandy.
    Featured vehicles: Jagdpanther, Hotchkiss Jeep, Daimler Dingo, Stuart M3, M4 Sherman, Morris Armoured Car, Sherman Firefly, Panther, Valentine DD.
     
11:10   Battle Groups
    Post-War Main Battle Tanks with the vehicles they fought alongside. 
    Featured vehicles: Centurion, Chieftain, Leopard 1, T-72, Challenger 1.
     
11:40   Armoured Recovery
    The big beasts needed in tricky situations.
    Featured vehicles: Centurion ARV, Chieftain ARV, Challenger CRAARV.
     
11:50   Double Dutch
    See the guest vehicles from the Royal Netherlands Army. 
    Featured vehicles: Leopard PRTL, Boxer. 
     
12:00   British Army Display
    The British Army displays some of the latest modern armour used by its troops in combat. 
    Featured vehicles: Challenger 2, Warrior, Jackal, Titan.
     
12:30 - 13:30   Vehicle Rides
    M548 rides commence in the arena. Additional Charges Apply
     
    AFTERNOON DISPLAYS
     
13:30   Army Parachute Display Team 
    The Lightning Bolts open the afternoon display with a dramatic parachute jump into the arena. 
     
13:45   British Army Battle
    See the full might of the British armour in an explosive battle scenario. 
    Featured vehicles: Challenger 2, Warrior, Scimitar, Jackal, T-72. 
     
14:10   RAC80
    The vehicles which best demonstrate the last 80 years of the Royal Armoured Corps. 
    Featured vehicles: Matilda II, Comet, Centurion, Scorpion, Cheiftain, Challenger 2. 
     
14:30   Final Reckoning
    Second World War British, American and Soviet tanks meet their German counterparts. 
    Featured vehicles: Panther, T-34/85, Sherman 'Fury', Sherman Firefly, Panzer III, StuG III, Kettenkrad, Kübelwagen, Sd.Kfz. 251. 
     
15:10   British Second World War Armour
    British Armour from each theatre of war of WWII: BEF in 1940, North Africa, Italy, Burma, and Western Europe.
    Featured vehicles: Matilda I, Matilda II, Valentine, Sherman Fury, Comet, Type 95 Ha-Go, Sherman Firefly, Chaffee, Valentine DD. 
     
16:00   Cold War Warriors
    An extensive array of tanks that never quite came to blows.
    Featured vehicles: Leopard 1, Centurion, Type 59, T-72, M103, M60, Chieftain, Challenger 1.  
     
16:30   Carousel
    This year's highlight vehicles make a circuit of the arena.
    Featured vehicles: Jagdpanther, Matilda II, Chieftain, M60, Leopard 1, Challenger 1, Challenger 2, Guest Vehicles TBC. 
   
16:45   Vehicle Rides
    M548 rides commence in the arena. Additional Charges Apply
     




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