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Lithuania: Want to learn to drive a tank and fire ammunition?00:55

Lithuania: Want to learn to drive a tank and fire ammunition?

Lithuania, Vilnius
August 8, 2013 at 15:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Lithuania: Want to learn to drive a tank and fire ammunition?

Lithuania's first private commercial tank-training grounds opened in Vilnius, Thursday, giving the public a rare opportunity to take a tank driving course, and even fire ammunition, all for a fee of 130 euros. For each extra 30 minutes a person wants to drive the tank, another 10 euros is added to the cost.

The ground is organised on a 5 hectare range and has artificial obstacles that route the tank in real tank-driving conditions. At the moment the organisers have two FV-432 armoured vehicles available. However they plan is to buy more military equipment, including the Soviet designed T-72. The FV-432 is a British designed vehicle, created during the 1950's. Despite the vehicles age, this type of military machine is still used by NATO in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Lithuania: Want to learn to drive a tank and fire ammunition?

Lithuania's first private commercial tank-training grounds opened in Vilnius, Thursday, giving the public a rare opportunity to take a tank driving course, and even fire ammunition, all for a fee of 130 euros. For each extra 30 minutes a person wants to drive the tank, another 10 euros is added to the cost.

The ground is organised on a 5 hectare range and has artificial obstacles that route the tank in real tank-driving conditions. At the moment the organisers have two FV-432 armoured vehicles available. However they plan is to buy more military equipment, including the Soviet designed T-72. The FV-432 is a British designed vehicle, created during the 1950's. Despite the vehicles age, this type of military machine is still used by NATO in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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