Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 06:41 AM UTC
It was not that long ago that the German NBFZ was just a pipe dream, now however we have another version of the German NBFZ(TYPE Ⅰ) this time from Trumpeter. This is the second news story on Trumpeter to bring their releases up to date. Take a look inside for the details on this new product.
Here are the details of this release from Trumpeter.
Send date:2012-01-07 14:20
Product Id 05527 Pub Date
Size 1:35

Development of the Neubaufahrzeug (German for "new construction vehicle") started in 1933 when the then Reichswehr gave a contract for the development of a Grobtraktor (heavy tractor) to both Rheinmetall and Krupp. Grosstractor was a codename for the development of a heavy tank, Germany being still forbidden to develop tanks under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

The two designs resembled each other to a great extent, the main difference being the weapons placement. Each had a main turret armed with a 75 mm KwK L/24 main gun and secondary 37 mm KwK L/45. Rheinmetall's design mounted the second gun above the 75 mm KwK L/24, while the Krupp design had it mounted next to the 75 mm KwK L/24. Both designs had a secondary turret mounted to the front and the rear of the main turret. These turrets were slightly adapted Panzer I turrets, with the standard machinegun armament.

Rheinmetall's design was designated the PzKpfw NbFz V ('PanzerKampfwagen NeubauFahrzeug V'), and the Krupp design the PzKpfw NbFz VI. It was intended that these designs would fulfill the role of heavy tank in the armored forces, but the design proved to be too complex and unreliable for this role. Development nevertheless continued in order for the nascent German military to gain experience with multi-turreted tanks.

Item No 05527
Item Name German NBFZ(TYPE Ⅰ)
Bar Code 9580208055275
Scale 1:35
Item Type Static Kit
Model Brief Length: 195.21mm Width:82.87 mm
Total Parts 1170+pcs
Metal Parts Gun Barrel
Photo Etched Parts 2pcs
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 43sprues , upper hull , lower hull , turret and track links
Released Date 2011-12
More Features The kit consists of over 1170 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded lower hull , upper hull and turret
>Over 250 individual tracks links
>Included Photo-etched parts & metal gun barrel

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I've totally lost count. How many Nub-Fuzz's does this make? Probably more than were originally produced.
JAN 10, 2012 - 12:42 PM
As I read, only 3 prototypes were made. Also Trumpeter only has 3 model-kits of it. greetings... Soeren edit: On the german Wikipedia about the "Neubaufahrzeug" I read, that 5 prototypes were built. (german text removed) - NbFz V - NbFz V - NbFz VI - NbFz VI - NbFz VI
JAN 12, 2012 - 02:56 AM
I would love to have one.
JAN 12, 2012 - 08:54 AM
I am certainly going to buy one, the choice is Trumpter or Dragon? Dragon costs 60 Trumpter costs 40 but I know it has a few issues Really dont know and this did not help
JAN 12, 2012 - 09:10 AM
As a fan of these multi-turreted beasties, I will probably pick this one up and for go buy the CH/Dragon offering
JAN 12, 2012 - 09:12 AM
Don't forget another company called "Amusing Hobby" has promised one of the versions. Possibly cheaper than either Trumpeter or Dragon/Cyber Hobby.
JAN 16, 2012 - 04:33 AM
The Amusing Hobby is US$50 at Lucky Model, but it's only the NbFz VI (second prototype). And it's very good. But I neither know this, nor the Dragon. Peter
JAN 27, 2012 - 06:32 PM

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