Fired my first tank gun!!! – FV101 Scorpion Tank –


Ive finally posted online the footage were I fired my first tank gun, a 76 mm gun from a Scorpion, not too bad for a start!

It’s amazing how much the vehicle suppressed the noise, although I’m aware that the armor would take some of sound away, I was expecting a bit of a louder bang noise in the inside because the hatches were open. Also, felt really uncomfortable as the trigger was pressed by foot, I have tiny feet and still could be so easy to misstep on it, was literally grabbing my left leg to make sure it wouldn’t go near it after the shell was in bc I do stupid things when nervous.

Didn’t get to keep the shell case as a souvenir but did try my luck.

-And should’ve brought the brown pants. :P-


This took place at Wicksteed at War, I enjoyed this event so much that offered to help for the next year event and I’m now one of the organisers. If you wanna join me for some fun, you are more than free to apply as a volunteer, contact info:Β


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Fired my first tank gun!!! – FV101 Scorpion Tank –

8 thoughts on “Fired my first tank gun!!! – FV101 Scorpion Tank –

  1. Just Call Me Zo says:

    Just a very weak popper shell. Barely enough to give recoil, but I’m sure near the front of the tank it was pretty loud. Good job Rita! Try to convince them that HE should be the next step up! πŸ˜›

  2. abusemtex says:

    I wouldn’t call that a tank.
    Not even a t0nk.
    Maybe you will habe the chance to watch some real tanks fire their guns. From my own experience I can tell you that the 120mm Leopard gun produces an incredible bang.

  3. Where are the base clips? Damn, dude playing crew commander, it’s just a 76mm blank, ram that sucker in with your fist–and get a set of leather gloves. Rita, cover your arcs! And “yeah” is not a proper gunner’s response! And someday you need to fire a proper live tank gun round; it’s about 1 million times more awesome than a blank round. πŸ™‚

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