• Ann Evans looks forward to one of the most exciting events of the year
    Photos by Rob Tysall, Tysall’s Photography
    Pic Pyrotechnic displays that will thrill you

    Pyrotechnic displays that will thrill you

    Get set for some explosive excitement happening over the August Bank Holiday as the
    incredible Tanks Trucks and Firepower Show takes place once more near Dunchurch in
    Warwickshire. This fantastic two-day event brings together a spectacular display of tanks
    firing and moving at speed, incredible pyrotechnic displays, car crushing and military re-
    enactment, all taking place in the UK’s biggest tank arena.
    Pic Tanks in action

    Tanks in action

    The Tanks, Trucks and Firepower Show is organised by the Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society.
    The AFV Society was established in 2005 and has the largest collection of Post War tanks
    and fighting vehicles in the UK – and this is your chance to get up close and see them in
    action. Headed by Andrew Baker and his team, this promises to be the ultimate family day
    out. You can even make a weekend of it and camp there from Thursday 22nd onwards.
    Pic Witness incredible explosions

    Witness incredible explosions

    Amongst the attractions, there will be more than 50 tanks and military vehicle static displays,
    ranging from the world record holding Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank to artillery and
    includes SAM anti-aircraft vehicles, Land Rovers and a Lynx helicopter.
    There will also be modern and World War II re-enactment camps with trench systems. Add to
    this over 20 stall holders and mobile kitchens selling a variety of products including clothing,
    models, books and DVD’s.
    Pic This car was no match for the Centurion tank

    This car was no match for the Centurion tank

    Amongst the events, you won’t want to miss the CVR(T) Tank Display as they perform high-
    speed mobility demonstrations. At mid-day they will be firing the big guns. This show fires
    the biggest amount of tank shells and artillery of any UK show.
    Pic Tank rides for the family

    Tank rides for the family

  • There’s the big tank exercise where they let loose the biggest and heaviest Main Battle Tanks
    outside of the British Army. And stand by to witness the Tank Car Crush spectacular. When
    their Centurion tank will drive repeatedly over a car until its crushed flat!
    Pic Watch military re enactments

    Watch military re enactments

    There’s plenty of action and fun for the youngsters too – you can even book a ride on a tank
    for a once in a lifetime experience.
    The Tanks, Trucks and Firepower Show takes place 24th–26th
    August. For full details and to buy tickets, visit: https://www.tankstrucks-and-firepower.co.uk