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How to drive a tank. An unofficial guide

When you’re stuck in the middle of a motorway traffic jam or think “I wish I could take a shortcut across that field but my car is built for an urban setting”, the chances are you might think it was better if you owned a tank. There a few problems with this. First of all, whilst you can buy decommissioned tanks (they won’t let you have one where the gun can still fire) from the ministry of defence you’re not allowed to take them on the road unless you have an HGV licence category H. However, if it has a clean MOT and L plates on it plus someone who has a full HGV licence sits with you, you can happily and legally drive it on the road in the UK.  There is a quicker way you could go and have a Tank driving day and experience what it’s like