Wargaming is once again partnering with The Tank Museum, Bovington, to sponsor TANKFEST, one of the world’s best displays of historic armored vehicles, held June 25–26. Last year’s event saw almost 20,000 enthusiasts from around the world visit Bovington, with tickets selling out for the first time since the inaugural TANKFEST in 2000.
The highlights of TANKFEST 2016 will include the Tiger 131, Panzer III, Comet, Centurion and “Fury”—the Sherman tank from the award-winning Brad Pitt film—in action alongside a number of others.
“We are very pleased to announce the next phase of this important and ongoing strategic partnership with Wargaming,” said Richard Smith, Tank Museum Director. “World of Tanks has proven itself to be a crucial way in which The Tank Museum can engage a newer and younger audience with the fascinating history of armored warfare.”
Alongside an unrivalled display of historic moving armor, living history encampments, and access to the Museum itself, which houses a collection of 300 tanks from the First World War to the present day, visitors will be treated to mock battle reenactments and a live display from the British Army.
Wargaming will be hosting a major World of Tanks experience zone, where visitors will be able to try the game on a variety of platforms, as well as meet some of the developers and personalities from the Wargaming community.
The Tank Museum, based in Bovington, Dorset, holds the national collection of tanks and brings the story of tanks and tank crews to life. Housing the world’s most historically significant collection of tanks, the Museum tells the story of this British invention from World War One to the present day in five powerful exhibitions. As you explore the Museum’s six large halls, you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in the wars of the 20th сentury and hear first-hand accounts from those that fought in them. This unique, expanding collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world’s first ever tank, the feared German Tiger and the modern Challenger 2. The Tank Museum is a Nationally Accredited Museum with a Designated Collection, a registered charity and is the museum of The Royal Tank Regiment and the Royal Armoured Corps.
World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare of the mid-20th century. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 450 armored vehicles from the United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan, China, Czechoslovakia carefully detailed with historical accuracy.