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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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The Nebaufahrzeug has even higher survivability than Panzer III/IV tanks at similar battle ratings, due to its size and relegation of crews to several turrets. The armour on it is actually rather thin, despite it looking very imposing and being trolly in layout. It has six crew members: a driver, two machine gunners in small independent turrets, a gunner, loader, and a commander in the main turret where the pair of weapons are located. The front armour thickness ranges from just 13mm to 20mm, making it possible to immobilize it with .50cal machine gun fire frontally.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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The top speed of the vehicle is just 28 kph, which for low ranks where non-French reserve tanks seem to move like go-karts, is quite bad. The power-to-weight ratio, on the other hand, is rather good at 11.9 hp/ton, giving it a very nice acceleration considering how large it is. It feels much like the Russian KV-1 in that regard.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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{{main|KwK 37 (75 mm)}}
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The Nebaufahrzeug's main armament is the KwK 37 cannon, which shoots APCBC-HE, penetrating up to 52 mm of armour, 80 mm penetration HEAT, and smoke rounds. Problem is, due to the current limitations of the game, it is impossible to take more than four different kinds of shells, and for multi-gun tanks, each gun can just pick two shells in its repertoire. So the practical combinations would be either APCBC+HEAT, APCBC+smoke, or HEAT+smoke.
  
 
=== Additional armament ===
 
=== Additional armament ===
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{{main|KwK 36 (37 mm)}}
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The Nebaufahrzeug also has an additional second anti-tank gun in the main turret: a [[KwK 36 (37 mm)|KwK 36]], located to the left of the 75 mm cannon. This shoots either 47 mm penetration APHE or 91 mm penetration APCR rounds. It is decent, much like the same gun on the Pz. III B and Pz. III E, but is best used as a backup to the 75 mm between reloads on that. It shoots at far higher velocities than the 75 mm, so it is more suited to long-range engagements.
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|MG 13 Dreyse (7.92 mm)}}
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The Nebaufahrzeug also holds three 7.92 mm Dryse machine guns, which are similar to the MG34 and use the same belts. At best, they're good for zapping flak trucks, but in practicality, they're almost useless since the two extra MG turrets have very poor turret traverse.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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This vehicle may look like a heavy tank, but it is anything but. The armour is far too thin to use this thing for its armour, relegating it to a support/ambush role. By binding separate keys for the 75 mm and 37 mm guns, you can "one-two-punch" just about anything you encounter.
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The HEAT on the 75 mm, however, is generally inadequate against the B1 bis and useless against the B1 ter. The Valentine Mk I is a bit easier to penetrate but has a much stronger gun which you should avoid at all costs. The 37mm APCR round doesn't fare that much better against any of these targets either. Concisely, just avoid these where possible.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
  
'''Pros:'''
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* Can chain the two guns between reloads of each
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* Both guns reload in similarly fast speeds
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* High survivability due to numerous and well-spaced out crew
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* More mobile than one would expect for such a large tank
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* Good zoom on the guns
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Armor is deceptively thin for such a large tank
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* Top speed is nothing to write home about in this rank
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* Would find its options limited when against the B1 bis, B1 ter, and Valentine Mk I
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* Awful turret traverse on all three turrets makes it hard to react well to multiple enemies, let alone flak trucks
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* Large target
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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The Neubaufahrzeug was a prototype of what was to come with German heavy tanks. Historically, they were slow, heavy, and complicated. Not thought of as successful, only 5 were actually built. However, 3 of these tanks did see action in Norway during 1940.
  
 
=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
"An experimental multi-turret medium tank. The first models were built in 1934. During construction the tank took on the designation of Neubaufahrzeug V (Nb.Fz.V) for the first two vehicles. The second series of three tanks had the designation Nb.Fz.VI.
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An experimental multi-turret medium tank. The first models were built in 1934. During construction, the tank took on the designation of Neubaufahrzeug V (Nb.Fz.V) for the first two vehicles. The second series of three tanks had the designation Nb.Fz.VI.
  
In German military documentation the designation Panzerkampfwagen VII is also encountered; it was later replaced by Pz.Kpfw.IVnA (Panzerkampfwagen IV new Art). During the Norwegian campaign the tanks were also referred to in documents as Neubau-Pz.Kpfw.IV.
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In German military documentation the designation Panzerkampfwagen VII is also encountered; it was later replaced by Pz.Kpfw.IVnA (Panzerkampfwagen IV new Art). During the Norwegian campaign, the tanks were also referred to in documents as Neubau-Pz.Kpfw.IV.
  
 
All three tanks of the second series were used during the Norwegian operation. They were officially part of the special tank battalion Panzer Abteilung zur besonderer Vervendung 40 (Pz.Abt1. Zb.V 40). The tanks were combined into one company under the command of Lt. Hans Horstmann.
 
All three tanks of the second series were used during the Norwegian operation. They were officially part of the special tank battalion Panzer Abteilung zur besonderer Vervendung 40 (Pz.Abt1. Zb.V 40). The tanks were combined into one company under the command of Lt. Hans Horstmann.
  
The official name of this subdivision in battalion documentation was Zug “Plutos”, but it was most commonly referred to by its commander’s name as Panzerzug “Horstmann.” The company’s emblem was a mammoth’s head located in front of the driver’s cabin."
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The official name of this subdivision in battalion documentation was Zug “Plutos”, but it was most commonly referred to by its commander’s name as Panzerzug “Horstmann.” The company’s emblem was a mammoth’s head located in front of the driver’s cabin.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
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== External links ==
 
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Latest revision as of 15:23, 10 October 2019

Neubaufahrzeug
germ_nbfz_vi.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
6 peopleCrew
115 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
0 / 13 / 13Hull
15 / 13 / 13Turret
Mobility
23.4 tWeight
534 hp280 hpEngine power
23 hp/t12 hp/tSurface density
31 km/h forward
8 km/h back
28 km/h forward
7 km/h back
Speed
Armament
75 mm KwK37 cannonMain weapon
80 roundsAmmunition
3.3 / 4.3 sReload
-10° / 22°Vertical guidance
37 mm KwK36 cannonSecondary weapon
50 roundsAmmunition
2.9 / 3.7 sReload
7.92 mm MG13 Dreyse machine gunCoaxial weapon
1 950 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
75 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG13 Dreyse machine gunMachinegun
3 900 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
75 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 750 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 040/980/820Repair
2 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
15 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
110 Ge icon.pngAces
× (112 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 0.9 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 0.6 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 0.3 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Nb.Fz..jpg


The Neubaufahrzeug is a rank I German medium tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.51 "Cold Steel".

General info

Survivability and armour

The Nebaufahrzeug has even higher survivability than Panzer III/IV tanks at similar battle ratings, due to its size and relegation of crews to several turrets. The armour on it is actually rather thin, despite it looking very imposing and being trolly in layout. It has six crew members: a driver, two machine gunners in small independent turrets, a gunner, loader, and a commander in the main turret where the pair of weapons are located. The front armour thickness ranges from just 13mm to 20mm, making it possible to immobilize it with .50cal machine gun fire frontally.

Mobility

The top speed of the vehicle is just 28 kph, which for low ranks where non-French reserve tanks seem to move like go-karts, is quite bad. The power-to-weight ratio, on the other hand, is rather good at 11.9 hp/ton, giving it a very nice acceleration considering how large it is. It feels much like the Russian KV-1 in that regard.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: KwK 37 (75 mm)

The Nebaufahrzeug's main armament is the KwK 37 cannon, which shoots APCBC-HE, penetrating up to 52 mm of armour, 80 mm penetration HEAT, and smoke rounds. Problem is, due to the current limitations of the game, it is impossible to take more than four different kinds of shells, and for multi-gun tanks, each gun can just pick two shells in its repertoire. So the practical combinations would be either APCBC+HEAT, APCBC+smoke, or HEAT+smoke.

Additional armament

Main article: KwK 36 (37 mm)

The Nebaufahrzeug also has an additional second anti-tank gun in the main turret: a KwK 36, located to the left of the 75 mm cannon. This shoots either 47 mm penetration APHE or 91 mm penetration APCR rounds. It is decent, much like the same gun on the Pz. III B and Pz. III E, but is best used as a backup to the 75 mm between reloads on that. It shoots at far higher velocities than the 75 mm, so it is more suited to long-range engagements.

Machine guns

The Nebaufahrzeug also holds three 7.92 mm Dryse machine guns, which are similar to the MG34 and use the same belts. At best, they're good for zapping flak trucks, but in practicality, they're almost useless since the two extra MG turrets have very poor turret traverse.

Usage in battles

This vehicle may look like a heavy tank, but it is anything but. The armour is far too thin to use this thing for its armour, relegating it to a support/ambush role. By binding separate keys for the 75 mm and 37 mm guns, you can "one-two-punch" just about anything you encounter.

The HEAT on the 75 mm, however, is generally inadequate against the B1 bis and useless against the B1 ter. The Valentine Mk I is a bit easier to penetrate but has a much stronger gun which you should avoid at all costs. The 37mm APCR round doesn't fare that much better against any of these targets either. Concisely, just avoid these where possible.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Can chain the two guns between reloads of each
  • Both guns reload in similarly fast speeds
  • High survivability due to numerous and well-spaced out crew
  • More mobile than one would expect for such a large tank
  • Good zoom on the guns

Cons:

  • Armor is deceptively thin for such a large tank
  • Top speed is nothing to write home about in this rank
  • Would find its options limited when against the B1 bis, B1 ter, and Valentine Mk I
  • Awful turret traverse on all three turrets makes it hard to react well to multiple enemies, let alone flak trucks
  • Large target

History

The Neubaufahrzeug was a prototype of what was to come with German heavy tanks. Historically, they were slow, heavy, and complicated. Not thought of as successful, only 5 were actually built. However, 3 of these tanks did see action in Norway during 1940.

In-game description

An experimental multi-turret medium tank. The first models were built in 1934. During construction, the tank took on the designation of Neubaufahrzeug V (Nb.Fz.V) for the first two vehicles. The second series of three tanks had the designation Nb.Fz.VI.

In German military documentation the designation Panzerkampfwagen VII is also encountered; it was later replaced by Pz.Kpfw.IVnA (Panzerkampfwagen IV new Art). During the Norwegian campaign, the tanks were also referred to in documents as Neubau-Pz.Kpfw.IV.

All three tanks of the second series were used during the Norwegian operation. They were officially part of the special tank battalion Panzer Abteilung zur besonderer Vervendung 40 (Pz.Abt1. Zb.V 40). The tanks were combined into one company under the command of Lt. Hans Horstmann.

The official name of this subdivision in battalion documentation was Zug “Plutos”, but it was most commonly referred to by its commander’s name as Panzerzug “Horstmann.” The company’s emblem was a mammoth’s head located in front of the driver’s cabin.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


Germany medium tanks
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Pz.IV  Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. C · Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. E · Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F1 · Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F2 · Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. G · Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H · Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J · Pz.Bef.Wg.IV Ausf. J
Pz.V  Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf. A · Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf. D · Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf. F · Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf. G · Ersatz M10 Panther · Pz.Kpfw. Panther II
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