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Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim - MILITARY-MODELS.NET

Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

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…

Technikmuseum Sinsheim - Sherman Panzer am Eingang

This Sherman tank welcomes you at the Technikmuseum Sinsheim.

American Dream car at AUTO & TECHNIK MUSEUM SINSHEIM

I’m pretty sure I won’t ever buy a pink car. Yet…it’s so cool!

 

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.

Demag halftrack at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

SdKfz 10 Demag halftrack

 

Also displayed are a Pak 36/37, a Pak 5cm, original uniforms of WWII, different kinds of weapons and, finally, the

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Panzerkampfwagen V Panther: the king of the Museum (yet they don’t know, I guess)

 

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…

 Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Modeller’s concentration.

 

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.

T34 at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

T34 displayed outdoors.

Pak 40 at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Pak 40 displayed outdoors.

 

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!

Hummel at the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Hidden Hummel

 

However, wriggling and rolling around, I was able to achieve some close-ups:

Demag halftrack at Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Demag halftrack. Clasp of the engine cover.

Kübelwagen at Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Kübelwagen windshield clasp.

 

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.

 

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