On Saturday, May 26th from 9am-4pm, hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's (FHCAM) seventh annual Tankfest Northwest event. This action packed day boasts of fun for the entire family including military vehicle & tank demonstrations, remote control tank races, a scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, tug-o-war, guest speaker Nick Moran from WarGaming.Net, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and to top it off, the show will end with FHCAM’s M60 Battle Tank crushing a Toyota Echo.
This single day festival sees over 8,000 guests from around the world and is free to Veteran’s and active military in celebration of Memorial Day.
FHCAM announced its Panzer IV Tank will be unveiled to the public during Tankfest NW. This rare and massive tank is sure to be a crowd favorite for years to come. It will be located in the static display area of the event for guests to get an up close look.
9:00 AM Event Opens
9AM to 4PM Kids Activities, Gaming, Food & Booth Vendors
11:00 AM Vehicle Show
11:30 AM Educational Speaker: Nick Moran with War Gaming
12:00 PM Intermission Activities
12:30 PM National Anthem, Color Guard, Vehicle Show
1:30 PM Intermission Activities
2:00 PM Vehicle Show
2:45 PM Tank Crushes Car
3:00 PM Ramp Opens for Viewing Vehicles/Tanks up Close
4:00 PM Event Ends
5:00 PM Museum Closes, last bus departs from FHCAM
- First 200 guests through the door receive a FREE Tankfest NW button
- Veteran’s and active military members get into this event for FREE
- There will be three vehicle shows throughout the day
- Kids activities include: Bouncy Houses, crafts, RC tank Demonstrations, tug-o-war, jeep pulls, World of Tanks gaming stations, a scavenger hunt, and more
- FHCAM’s M60 Tank will crush a car during the last vehicle show of the day
- World of Tanks Speaker Nick Moran will give a lecture
- Panzar IV tank Unveiled
- Vehicles Operating: M60 Patton Main Battle Tank, 88mm Flak 37 Anti Aircraft Gun, M4A1 Sherman Medium Tank, KMDB T-34, M5A4 High Speed Tractor, Ford GPW Jeep (new paint scheme), Kettenkraftrad Sd.Kfz2, Jagdpanzer 38(t) (Hetzer), and more!
- Vehicles on Static: 8-Ton Half-Track Sd. Kfz. 7, Volkswagen Kubelwagen Type 82 kfz. 1, Pack 40, Fieseler Fi 156 C-2 Storch, Scud Ballistic Missile
- Catch a special showing of Disney’s Cars in the FHCAM movie theater
- Learn more by visiting FlyingHeritage.com or by following us on Facebook.ABOUT FLYING HERITAGE & COMBAT ARMOR MUSEUM The aircraft, vehicles and artifacts in the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum are rare treasures of military technology — a testament to the era’s engineering skill and humanity’s spirit during the world conflicts of the 20th century. On rotation in our working hangar are military artifacts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Soviet Union and Japan, acquired by Paul G. Allen and restored with unparalleled authenticity to share with the public. FHCAM is operated by Friends of Flying Heritage, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to educating people about these rare historic aircraft and artifacts.ABOUT THE PANZER IV - The Panzar IV is formally known as Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H. The German Army fielded versions of the Panzer Mark IV throughout the nearly 6 years of World War II. The Mark IV was initially an “escort tank,” designed to suppress opposing anti-tank and infantry support artillery. It was developed from a specification given in early 1935, and production at Friedrich Krupp AG began in 1937. The “H” version, or Ausfüehrung H, was second only to the “J” in total production with some 2,320 units produced between April 1943 and July 1944. Krupp, Vomag, and Nibelungenwerke manufactured the Mark IV Ausf. H. Succeeding versions of the Mark IV were fitted with additional and improved armor, as well as an upgunned main armament to take on enemy tanks. The Mark IV Ausf. H was armed with the 75 mm Kw.K. 40 L/48 gun, which was more than a match for the Soviet T-34’s 76.2 mm gun. Lacking more up-to-date sloped armor, the Mark IV Ausf. H was often fitted with turret and side skirts to enhance protection against the latest armor piercing rounds. This Mark IV, chassis number 89457, is thought to have been built in early 1944 at Nibelungenwerke. It ended up in Syria in the 1950s having probably passed through Czechoslovakia. The Israelis captured it in 1967 during the Six-Day War and used it for training purposes before exhibiting it in the Armored Corps museum at Latrun in 1994. This tank came to the Littlefield Collection in 2003 and was acquired by the FHCAM in 2014.EVENT LOCATION
Free parking and shuttle service for Tankfest NW will be available at Boeing’s Bomarc Parking Lot located at 9819 Airport Rd. Everett, WA- Follow Tankfest NW signage ADA and media parking is available at FHCAM located at: 3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204. Once this lot fills up an ADA shuttle will provide transportation from the Bomarc Building. Ticketing information is available at: EventBrite.com