Get kitted up and ready for madcap military driving experiences in Leicestershire! Your mission if you choose to accept it is to trundle around the countryside near Husband’s Bosworth just south of Leicester in your pick of heavyweight and medium weight military tanks and vehicles.
At this venue there’s always a full fleet of armoured military vehicles ready and waiting to be driven. And one of them will catch your eye straight away as it’s only available at this Leicestershire venue. Meet the rather feisty Russian BRDM2 reconnaissance vehicle. The snappily named Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina (to give this BRDM2 armoured scout car it’s proper name) is fully amphibious and was a formidable patrol vehicle favoured by armies worldwide and not just in the Soviet Union that was capable of some serious artillery power.
In a similar military vein (but more used to battling against the BRDMs) the FV432 armoured personnel carrier is always a customer favourite. Starting up those huge Rolls Royce engines always gets people’s attention and you will love the aggressive driving style of this tank – and you can even reach speeds of up to 32mph. That’s seriously rockin’ for a tank!
Lots of soldiers learn to drive heavy trucks in the military and this experience gives you the chance to have a go in a Bedford MJ army truck. You used to see a lot of these trucks on the roads with a separate cab and metal-barriered rear hold that was usually covered up in a khaki coloured tarpaulin. And whilst they may not be up to much in terms of sheer speed they are resilient rugged and have impressive off road capabilities as despite the size the are 4×4.
The BV206 Hagglund (also known as the Bandvagn 206) is an essential vehicle for the arctic conditions in snow-covered Nordic countries (and Leicestershire of course!). Quite frankly they look funny as there are two parts; a driver’s cab with rear seats and a separate trailer attached. Both are articulated so the Hagglund manages to keep contact over very rough terrain yet the ground pressure is low enough it can rumble through snow without sinking. A fine piece of military engineering we’re sure you will have seen nothing like the BV206.
On the Military Driving Experience in Leicestershire you’ll get to drive two vehicles with a total time behind the wheel of around 40 minutes. On the Ultimate Experience you will drive three vehicles for a total of around 60 minutes. No matter which heavyweight military vehicles and trucks you choose you’ll love the special 1.2 mile mud-filled course at this challenging military driving site in Leicestershire.