There are different attractions at the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim: you can enjoy Imax technology at the cinema, enter the Concorde and its twin the Tupolev TU 144, slip from a cockpit to an exhibition hall, control a Panther tank. Moreover, you can play like a child (seesaw, you know…), go to the restaurant, dream with the American cars of the Fifties…
But first of all, I visited this Museum together with Astrid since there are some interesting Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).
(By the way, should you be interested in really nice photos of this place, have a look at Fantic Motor Legend.)
The homepage of the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim shows only part of its AFV collection, which means a nice surprise for the modeller.
One of the exhibition halls collect such vehicles as the “RC” Panther, some Kübelwagen, a wonderful SdKfz 10 Demag halftrack, trucks of the Wehrmacht (one of them fitted with the Drilling unit), a Sherman tank, Panzer III, Panzer IV, and many many AFVs again.
Also displayed are a Pak 36/37, a Pak 5cm, original uniforms of WWII, different kinds of weapons and, finally, the
Panzerkampfwagen V Panther
A wrecked Panther -maybe the crew sabotaged it- with square Zimmerit pattern, hold within a transparent protective theca, enlightened by an evocative red light. Stunning!
No mention of it indeed, in the Museum homepage…
Moreover, many AFVs and guns are displayed outside, for example two T34, one Pak 75, but all of them so close to one another that a walk-around is impossible.
Trust me, this place is really worth a visit. The only thing I wished they had done, is to better arrange their exhibits. Here comes another example: there is an almost hidden Hummel inside, unattainable since many other vehicles are placed around it. That’s not right!
However, wriggling and rolling around, I was able to achieve some close-ups:
That is it. I hope to be back at the museum in Sinsheim and to have the chance to enjoy better the stuff down there…
See you with the next post.