A fine day, with a stiff breeze, glorious sunshine and a choppy sea in the background, providing a lovely backdrop to this T-55 tank crushing a small car. We were lucky enough to catch this happening at the Muckleburgh Collection, a museum of military vehicles, uniforms and memorabilia on the North Norfolk coast near Sheringham. Check out the website at http://www.muckleburgh.co.uk/ and drive safely;)
T-55 tank vs cars!
A Czech built version of the Soviet Russian T-55 main battle tank crushes
three vehicles at the Cloverdale Royal Canadian Legion hall in Surrey, BC
The event was an open house at the Legion, and the tank was also doing a
fund-raiser for the Surrey Food Bank.
The tank is owned by Blueleader Enterprises, a movie prop company in
Muckleburgh Military Collection Tank Display. 23/06/2012.
This is the Muckleburgh Military Museum http://www.muckleburgh.co.uk/ on
the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Featuring M10 tank destroyer, Soviet
T55 100mm MBT, Swiss Panzer 105mm PZ61, Soviet 85mm T34/85 and 2 British FV
433 Abbot 105mm SPGs. Unfortunately the M10 stopped with a clutch problem,
but was still able to provide some noisy anti tank cover.
Swiss Panzer 61 at Muckleburgh Military Collection, 01/06/2014.
The Swiss designed and built 150 Panzer 61 medium tanks between 1965 and
1967. This one is shown at the Muckleburgh Museum on the beautiful North
Norfolk coast. Powered by a Mercedes-Benz 630hp 8 cyl. diesel engine. Main
gun is a British, Royal Ordnance L7 105mm with 56 rounds.
Not british but what kind of tank show doesn't have a sherman, also this
version of the M4 was never used by the US army they prefered the M4A3.
M24 Chaffee at Muckleburgh Military Collection. 01/06/2014.
The 16 cylinders of this US Army Light Tank make an impressive sound at the
Muckleburgh Military Museum on the North Norfolk coast and despite being
warned about the loud gunfire, it still caught me by surprise. The M-24
Light Tank, was produced from 1944 and has a 75mm M6 gun. Powered by 2 x
110hp Cadillac V8 petrol engines coupled to a Hydromatic gearbox. 4415 were
produced before the war ended.
FV432 Car Crush
Crushing cars with an FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), at
Cwrt-y-Gollen training camp, Wales, 2005. On the second pass, the vehicle
actually pulls some air (all 16 tons of it!). (Visit
Tank crushes car 7 - Rover Metro
This little metro was hardly a match for the 56 tonne Chieftan. you can
see more vids like this on my youtube page - www.youtube.com/timhawkes
ACF Teambuilding & Events - Marie Curie Cancer Care 2009 Cheftain Tank Car Crush
Well, it is true that some people do very strange things to raise money for
charity and perhaps none more so than Fran Haskins who had always had a
dream of driving a Tank.
I have taken part in the Ladies Driving Challenge before for Marie Curie
Cancer Care, and driven everything from double decker buses HGVs tractors
and even Fire Engines but I had always wanted to drive a tank said Fran.
This was made possible after she successfully outbid rivals for the chance
to drive a Cheftain Tank over a car, in an on line auction which was the
idea of Mark Fanning Director of ACF Hospitality a company based just South
Probably around 100 people turned up to watch, and Fran, under instruction,
quickly got to grips with the controls of the Chieftain and the deep rumble
of the engine was soon replaced by squeal of metal as the tank easily
crushed the car under its tread. Fran then reversed over the car again for
good measure and, fair to say, the car was distinctly flattened in the
We arrange a number of different drive days and corporate experiences, and
we were offering the chance for someone to drive our chieftain tank over a
car as a memorable moment and to promote an event we are hosting for Marie
Curie Cancer Care next year the Mean Machines drive day.
For those wishing to follow in Frans footsteps (or tank tracks) the all new
Mean machines will take place on 10th April 2010 which will include the
chance to drive a whole collection of military vehicles, quad bikes, Honda
Pilots and others entry details are available from
Entrants will be raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and for the
person who raises the most we will once again be offering the chance to
drive over a car in our Chieftain said Mark.
Chieftain tank crushing car
Chieftain tank crushing a vauxhall astra back in 2004 at a drive day in
West Tofts, Norfolk, UK.
When introduced to the British Army in 1966 it was the most powerful main
gun and heaviest armour of any tank in the world.