Prepare to take paintballing to a whole new epic level as you fire paint pellets whilst cruising along in an army tank. With this Tank Paintball Battles gift experience, prepare to enjoy the ultimate action-adventure combination!
In crews of three, you’ll take it in turns to control the tank over the challenging circuit, based on a World War Two bombing range. You’ll be navigating a 17 tonne FV432 armoured personnel carrier with specially modified cannons, able to fire 40mm paint rounds. As you engage in some paint-splattering combat on this historical battleground, it’ll be easy to imagine the atmosphere of a real life tank battle, but the only difference is that you’ll be using paint balls as your ammo instead!
Whether a pro-paintball soldier, talented tank-driver or just a complete new-comer to both of these adventurous activities, this experience is guaranteed to get the blood-pumping, along with testing your strategy, accuracy, speed and sheer determination to claim victory over the other team.
You and the 2 other crew members will alternate between driving the tank, aiming the cannon, loading the breach and firing the big air-powered cannon, giving you a taste of all the action. Once you’ve mastered the art of tank driving, the hatches will be closed, setting you up to enter combat against the enemy, with the only the help of the periscopes to guide you along!
An instructor will be on-board, guiding and advising throughout so you’ll be completely looked after throughout this paintballing fest. Radio headsets, kevlar helmets, tank suits and gloves will be provided to set you up for all the paint-splattering fun you’re bound to have!
Alongside this blood-pumping few hours of fun, you’ll also have the chance to explore the onsite military collection free of charge if you wish!
This experience is available on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, from April to October.
Please allow approximately 3 hours at the venue.
There will be up to 3 other participants in the tank.
You are welcome to bring spectators to watch the battle at a cost of £6 per person which includes entry to both the Collection Building and Spectators Area.
The minimum age is 16 years old.
The maximum height for participants is 1.93m (6ft 4"). The maximum weight is 139kg (22 stone). Please note that accessing the vehicles involves climbing into tight spaces.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
Armourgeddon Ltd, Nr Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Richard from IT, June 2019
Arriving at the venue I was told there was a bit of a wait while the remaining people in the group turn up and I could explore their museum. I didn’t realise how extensive this was, until started looking around, they have such a vast collection of military vehicles and memorabilia worth exploring.
After a brief and friendly introduction it was off to get kitted out. The clothes are so if you do get mud on you it goes on their supplied clothes rather than your own and the wearing of a helmet is to protect your head while changing positions in the tank.
You initially have a long practice run in the tank, this includes the following:
1. Driving the tank with both the driver’s hatch open and closed, looking through the driver’s optical periscope. While you are the driver your battle comrades watch the view through the open turret hatches.
2. Aiming the gun at dummy vehicles with targets painted on them by the rotation of the turret and vertical movement of the gun.
3. Pressurising the gun, loading and firing when the person aiming calls ready.
As you can see there are three tasks involved and when it comes to the battle you can choose within your team who has what role, first a cup of coffee or tea and talk strategies before battle commences!
As you would expect driving a tank is unlike driving anything else and worth trying for that experience alone. With the element of a one on one tank battle this brings even more fun to the experience.
Ensure you wear boots as it can get muddy!