World of Tanks Presents Tankfest
The Sherman tanks from “Fury” plus many other iconic vehicles roll in to Bovington
Wargaming is proud to announce they will be sponsoring Tankfest, one of the world’s best displays of historic armored vehicles, for the fifth consecutive time. Held every June 27–28 at The Tank Museum at Bovington, Tankfest will see over 15,000 people from across the country and the globe flock to the Museum. With guest vehicles and old favorites returning to the arena, this Tankfest is set to be the best yet.
Museum Director, Richard Smith, said: “Wargaming has always been very supportive of The Tank Museum, contributing to restoration projects, building our Education Centre and assisting with new exhibitions. Their support of Tankfest is the latest example of their ongoing commitment to champion our collection and our efforts to engage as many people as possible in the subject of armored warfare.”
At this year’s event, there will be three Sherman tanks from the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Fury’ film. These iconic vehicles will be reunited with The Tank Museum’s fearsome Tiger 131, the only running Tiger 1 in the world, for the Grand Finale Battle. The Battle will be a tribute to the last days of World War II and include a salute to the Veterans. Vehicles like the 38T, Comet, Panzer III, Rolls Royce Armored car and some of the latest equipment from the British Army will also take to the arena at Tankfest.
Wargaming’s MGT-20, a specialized mobile gaming truck, will be rolling into The Tank Museum. Attendees will be able to play a few rounds of World of Tanks in the truck, or check out the Wargaming sponsored Education Centre inside the Museum to learn about the history of some iconic vehicles.
There will also be an extensive Living History encampment on-site, where visitors can step back in time and immerse themselves in the era. One of the day’s many highlights will include an original World War II Spitfire and Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft taking to the skies at Tankfest.
“Wargaming has always been an enthusiastic fan of Tankfest,” said Rinaldo Andreolli, General Manager Europe. “We are excited to take our support to the next level. After participating in Tankfest for the last four years, we are now sponsoring this unique event so even more vehicles and entertainment are available to visitors. For everyone at Wargaming, it’s great to be able to give something back to the community and educate people about the past.”
About The Tank Museum at Bovington
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 Century and hear first-hand accounts from those that fought in them. This unique, expanding collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded at 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.
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
For more information about World of Tanks and to download the award-winning, free-to-play action MMO, visit:
- http://worldoftanks.eu (Europe)
- http://worldoftanks.com (North America)
- http://worldoftanks.asia (Asia)
- http://worldoftanks.kr (Republic of Korea)
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition and World of Tanks Blitz. Launched in 2014, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and the mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming’s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.
Official website: www.wargaming.com