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I have only been to this museum once. I was at the dedication ceremonies as a guest.
I drove up from Sensheim with the curator of the Auto u. Technik Museum.
At that time there was only 2 buildings, the Admin and one with some restored armor.
I also got to tour the work shop area and see what they were in the process of restoring. Very interesting.
Most of that work was being done by guys as training for working on the Bundeswehrs panzers.
Some day I will get back and look at it in its' finished form. Should be very interesting!
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After WWI, the Renault tank was immortalized as an antique auto Radiator Mascot. The Renault tank was the first tank with a rotating turret. Interestingly, the Japanese used the same tank in WWII because it was small and they could transport it to the islands they occupied in the Pacific. Several of these tanks are on display at Camp San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, California.

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A hoist of them were transported to the bottoms of lagoons in the South Pacific as well. I've seen them in Truk Lagoon.
 

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Great pics and thanks for sharing. For any of those who are into armour there is a great museum in Kubinka Russia which is just west of Moscow. There is tons of soviet/russian hardware of course but they also have a dedicated building for German armour including what may be the only example of a Maus around. I can post pics if anyone is interested.
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After WWI, the Renault tank was immortalized as an antique auto Radiator Mascot. The Renault tank was the first tank with a rotating turret. Interestingly, the Japanese used the same tank in WWII because it was small and they could transport it to the islands they occupied in the Pacific. Several of these tanks are on display at Camp San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, California.

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The tanks on Display there are Japanese Type 93 light tanks. They are not Renaults.
 

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Now we can see the pictures. I know the Jagdpanzer IV/ L 48 & the Sturmtiger used to be in Aberdeen's collection. I would bet the Brummbar and the Jagdpanzer IV/L 70 came from there, too. Nice pictures.
Didn't the Tiger I or a Tiger I originally also come from APG? And thanks for posting the pictures. Excellent.
 

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Didn't the Tiger I or a Tiger I originally also come from APG? And thanks for posting the pictures. Excellent.
Aberdeen's Tiger I spent time in Germany, where it was restored, but is back in the U.S. now, waiting to go in the museum at Fort Benning. A description of Munster's Tiger I can be found here: http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Tigers.pdf
 

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Great pics and thanks for sharing. For any of those who are into armour there is a great museum in Kubinka Russia which is just west of Moscow. There is tons of soviet/russian hardware of course but they also have a dedicated building for German armour including what may be the only example of a Maus around. I can post pics if anyone is interested.
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Clayton
Yes, please do post some photos. I don't think many of us will make the trip.
 

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Looks like they got a few new things since I was there in 2007. Thanks for the photos!





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Did you read why you can see them now?

That building must have a substantial floor! Great photos.
Presume the fix was done before i got on the thread - but from the first time i opened it the piccies were present. The old iron is in much better condition than most of the stuff Aberdeen had when i was there 9first in 1966, then in the early '70s).
 

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Here are some pictures taken from Kubinka Russia Tank Museum. Enjoy!
Thank You great pictures. Panzer VIII Maus is literally one of a kind!
 

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D9on't they have one of the monster German railway guns at Kubinka? Can't recall if it is a 54 or 60cm, or possibly even the 80cm, though i think that was scrapped at the end of the war.
 

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Hi Clyde,

There was no sign of any railway gun or the monster mortars at Kubinka that I saw. Im pretty sure the Gustav railway gun never lasted the war although I believe there were some or one spare barrel(s) found for it. The thor 60cm mortar may have survived but wasnt at Kubinka or any of the places I went in Russia. There was an armoured train but no rail guns. Ill post some more pics of some of the Soviet hardware.......lots of T-34 76 and 85 along with IS and KV tanks. Place was a bit difficult to find but well worth the trip. Took about an hour to get from Moscow. Metro to the train station then a bus from train station to the museum. There is a military base nearby so they check all your papers when you come to the museum and you can hear them firing cannons off in the background. I also went to the Great Patriotic War Museum, Central Armed Forces Museum, and visited Volgograd (modern day Stalingrad). Lots of history there with Pavlov's house, the flour mill, and the Red October factories etc etc.....i can post many more pics if people are interested.
 

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Hi Clyde,

There was no sign of any railway gun or the monster mortars at Kubinka that I saw. Im pretty sure the Gustav railway gun never lasted the war although I believe there were some or one spare barrel(s) found for it. The thor 60cm mortar may have survived but wasnt at Kubinka or any of the places I went in Russia. There was an armoured train but no rail guns. Ill post some more pics of some of the Soviet hardware.......lots of T-34 76 and 85 along with IS and KV tanks. Place was a bit difficult to find but well worth the trip. Took about an hour to get from Moscow. Metro to the train station then a bus from train station to the museum. There is a military base nearby so they check all your papers when you come to the museum and you can hear them firing cannons off in the background. I also went to the Great Patriotic War Museum, Central Armed Forces Museum, and visited Volgograd (modern day Stalingrad). Lots of history there with Pavlov's house, the flour mill, and the Red October factories etc etc.....i can post many more pics if people are interested.
Well, i am, and i expect many others.
 
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