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Trumpeter 1:35 German Neubaufahrzeug Rheinmetall Tank


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Trumpeter 1:35 - German Neubaufahrzeug Rheinmetall Tank - Plastic model kit #05528

Development of the Neubaufahrzeug ("New construction vehicle") started in 1933. It was the first attempt to create a heavy multi-turreted tank for the Wehrmacht. In 1926 the British built their version of a heavy multi-turreted tank, the Vickers A1E1 Independent, and the Germans bought its technical details from a British officer who acted as a spy. Both Rheinmetall and Krupp were designing a German heavy tank. Their designs turned out to be very similar, the main difference being the weapons placement. Both tanks had a main turret armed with a 75mm KwK L/24 main gun and secondary 37mm KwK L/45. Rheinmetall's design was called PzKpfw NbFz V, and Krupp's design was designated PzKpfw NbFz VI. However, both designs proved to be too complex, unreliable and slow to serve as heavy tanks. Only five tanks were produced and they were primarily used for propaganda purposes. Three out of five Neubaufahrzeug's took part in the Battle of Norway in 1940, but none of them survived the war.

Item No: 05528
Item Name: German Neubaufahrzeug (Rheinmetall)
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Dimension: Length 195.21mm, Width 82.87mm
Total Parts: 1120+ pcs
Metal Parts: gun barrel
Photo Etched Parts: 2 pcs
Film Parts: n/a
Resin Parts: n/a
Total Sprues: 14 sprues, turret, lower hull, upper hull and tracks
Paint Schemes: German Army
Released Date: 2011-06

- The kit w/refined detail consists of over 1120 parts
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull, upper hull and turret
- Over 250 individual tracks links

Collections: All, German, Vehicles, WWII

Category: Trumpeter Tanks

Type: Tanks

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