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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} German medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.51 "Cold Steel"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpfull for survival in combat?''
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''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
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''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the 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 13 mm to 20 mm, making it possible to immobilize it with .50 calibre machine gun fire frontally.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and maneuverability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.''
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== Weaponry ==
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{{tankMobility|abMinHp= 434|rbMinHp= 248|<!--AoAweight=(optional) -->}}
=== Main weaponry ===
 
''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 flexibilty 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.''
 
  
=== Additional weaponry ===
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The top speed of the {{PAGENAME}} is 28.5 km/h, which is slow for low-tier ranks. 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. But, this is relatively slow, so remember to stay in cover, because tank destroyers can destroy this vehicle's armour relatively quickly and easily.
''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.''
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== Armaments ==
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=== Main armament ===
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{{main|KwK37 (75 mm)}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | [[KwK37 (75 mm)|75 mm KwK37]] || colspan="5" | Turret rotation speed (°/s) || colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! Mode !! Capacity !! Vertical !! Horizontal !! Stabilizer
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! Stock !! Upgraded !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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! Stock !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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|-
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! ''Arcade''
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| rowspan="2" | 80 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+22° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | N/A || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__
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|-
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! ''Realistic''
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| __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
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|-
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|}
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The Nebaufahrzeug's main armament is the KwK37 cannon, which shoots APHE, 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 APHE+HEAT, APHE+smoke, or HEAT+smoke.
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==== Ammunition====
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="100%" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="8" |Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" |Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" |Type of
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warhead
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! colspan="6" |'''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
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|-
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!10 m!!100 m!!500 m!!1,000 m!!1,500 m!!2,000 m
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|-
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|Hl.Gr 38B||HEAT||80||80||80||80||80||80
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|-
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|Sprgr. 34
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|HE
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|10
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|10
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|10
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|10
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|10
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|10
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|-
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|K.Gr.rot Pz.
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|APCBC
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|52
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|50
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|45
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|39
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|34
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|30
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="100%" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="10" |Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" |Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" |Type of
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warhead
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! rowspan="2" |Velocity
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(m/s)
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! rowspan="2" |Projectile
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Mass (kg)
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! rowspan="2" |Fuse delay
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(m)
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! rowspan="2" |Fuse sensitivity
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(mm)
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! rowspan="2" |Explosive Mass
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(TNT equivalent) (g)
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! colspan="3" |Ricochet
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|-
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!0%!!50%!!100%
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|-
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|Hl.Gr 38B||HEAT||450||4.6||0.0||0.1||872.1||62°||69°||73°
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|-
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|Sprgr. 34
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|HE
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|420
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|5.7
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|0.1
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|0.1
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|686.0
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|79°
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|80°
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|81°
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|-
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|K.Gr.rot Pz.
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|APCBC
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|385
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|6.8
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|1.3
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|15.0
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|80.0
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|48°
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|63°
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|71°
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|-
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|} 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="7" | Smoke shell characteristics
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|-
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! Ammunition
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! Velocity<br>(m/s)
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! Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
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! Screen radius<br>(m)
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! Screen deploy time<br>(s)
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! Screen hold time<br>(s)
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! Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
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|-
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|K.Gr.Rot Nb.
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|423
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|6.8
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|13
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|5
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|20
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|50
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|}
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
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'''Last updated: 1.101.0.44'''
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[[File:Ammoracks_{{PAGENAME}}.png|right|thumb|x250px|[[Ammo racks]] of the {{PAGENAME}}]]
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! Full<br>ammo
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! 1st<br>rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
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! 3rd<br>rack empty
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! 4th<br>rack empty
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! 5th<br>rack empty
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! 6th<br>rack empty
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
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|-
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| '''80''' || 65&nbsp;''(+15)'' || 57&nbsp;''(+23)'' || 41&nbsp;''(+39)'' || 25&nbsp;''(+55)'' || 17&nbsp;''(+63)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+79)'' || No
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|-
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|}
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Notes:
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* Racks disappear after all shells in the rack have been shot or loaded.
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* Packing 25 (+55) shells (racks 1 to 4 emptied) is a good compromise between doing well in combat and minimizing ammo presence on board.
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=== Additional armament ===
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<!-- ''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on about how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.'' -->
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{{main|KwK36 (37 mm)}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | [[KwK36 (37 mm)|37 mm KwK36]] || colspan="5" | Turret rotation speed (°/s) || colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! Mode !! Capacity !! Vertical !! Horizontal !! Stabilizer
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! Stock !! Upgraded !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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! Stock !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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|-
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! ''Arcade''
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| rowspan="2" | 50 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+22° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | N/A || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__ || rowspan="2" | _.__
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|-
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! ''Realistic''
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| __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
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|-
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|}
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The Nebaufahrzeug also has an additional second anti-tank gun in the main turret: a 37 mm KwK36, 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.
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==== Ammunition====
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="100%" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="8" |Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" |Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" |Type of
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warhead
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! colspan="6" |'''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
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|-
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!10 m!!100 m!!500 m!!1,000 m!!1,500 m!!2,000 m
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|-
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|PzGr 40||APCR||86||77||47||26||14||8
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|-
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|PzGr
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|APHE
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|47
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|44
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|31
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|21
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|14
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|9
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" width="100%" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="10" |Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" |Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" |Type of
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warhead
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! rowspan="2" |Velocity
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(m/s)
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! rowspan="2" |Projectile
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Mass (kg)
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! rowspan="2" |Fuse delay
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(m)
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! rowspan="2" |Fuse sensitivity
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(mm)
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! rowspan="2" |Explosive Mass
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(TNT equivalent) (g)
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! colspan="3" |Ricochet
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|-
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!0%!!50%!!100%
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|-
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|PzGr 40||APCR||1,020||0.368||N/A||N/A||N/A||66°||70°||72°
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|-
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|PzGr
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|APHE
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|745
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|0.690
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|1.2
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|9
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|22.1
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|47°
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|60°
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|65°
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|-
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|}
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
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'''Last updated: 1.101.0.44'''
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[[File:Ammoracks_{{PAGENAME}}.png|right|thumb|x250px|[[Ammo racks]] of the {{PAGENAME}}]]
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! Full<br>ammo
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! 1st<br>rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
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! 3rd<br>rack empty
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! 4th<br>rack empty
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! 5th<br>rack empty
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
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|-
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| '''50''' || 41&nbsp;''(+9)'' || 31&nbsp;''(+19)'' || 21&nbsp;''(+29)'' || 11&nbsp;''(+39)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+49)'' || No
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|-
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|}
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Notes:
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* Racks disappear after all shells in the rack have been shot or loaded.
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* Packing 21 (+29) shells (racks 1 to 3 emptied) is a good compromise between doing well in combat and minimizing ammo presence on board.
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft, but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.''
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<!-- ''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.'' -->
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{{main|MG13 Dreyse (7.92 mm)}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | [[MG13 Dreyse (7.92 mm)|7.92 mm MG13 Dreyse]]
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|-
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! Mount !! Capacity (Belt) !! Fire rate !! Vertical !! Horizontal
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|-
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| Coaxial || 1950 (75) || 500 || N/A || N/A
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|-
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| Front turret || 1950 (75) || 500 || -7°/+40° || -40°/+140°
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|-
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| Rear turret || 1950 (75) || 500 || -7°/+40° || +125°/-55°
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|-
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|}
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The Nebaufahrzeug also holds three small-caliber MG13 Dreyse machine guns, which are similar to the MG34 and use the same belts. At best, they're good for strafing flak trucks, but in practicality, they're almost useless since the two MG turrets have very poor turret traverse.
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== Usage in battles ==
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<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''-->
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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.
  
== Usage in the battles ==
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=== Modules ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Tier
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! colspan="2" |Mobility
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!Protection
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! colspan="3" |Firepower
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|-
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|I
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|Tracks
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|
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|Parts
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|Horizontal Drive
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|
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|
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|-
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|II
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|Suspension
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|Brake System
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|FPE
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|Adjustment of Fire
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|Hl.Gr 38B
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|PzGr 40
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|-
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|III
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|Filters
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|
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|Crew Replenishment
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|Elevation Mechanism
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|
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|
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|-
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|IV
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|Transmission
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|Engine
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|
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|Artillery Support
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|K.Gr.Rot Nb.
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|
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|-
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! colspan="7" |This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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<!--''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".''-->
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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:'''
*
 
  
== Historical part ==
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* Armor is deceptively thin for such a large tank
''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
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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
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== History ==
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<!--''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== Encyclopedia Info ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''-->
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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. 3 of these tanks were sent to Norway at the start of the war, but only 1 of the 3 saw action. They were mostly used for propaganda.
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=== In-game description ===
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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;Skins
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?q=%23nbfz Skins and camouflages for the {{PAGENAME}} from live.warthunder.com.]
  
== Read also ==
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;Videos
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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{{Youtube-gallery|XZPrVTPrZfQ|'''Scariest Tank Ingame - Nb.Fz.''' - ''Sgt.Vittie'' (Review starts at 10:29)|KE7i01L5DVk|'''{{PAGENAME}} Tank Review''' - ''NUSensei''|RyA5KcS2hAw|'''Multi-turreted Tanks'''  discusses the {{PAGENAME}} at 1:21  - ''War Thunder Official Channel''}}
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== See also ==
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<!-- ''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;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
''ETC.''
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;Vehicles equipped with the same guns
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* 75 mm: [[Pz.IV C]] / [[Pz.IV E]]
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* 37 mm: [[Pz.III B]] / [[Pz.III E]]
  
== Sources ==
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;Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
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* [[T-35]]
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* [[Independent]]
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* [[Ro-Go]]
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== External links ==
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
* ''other literature.''
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* ''other literature.'' -->
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* [[wt:en/devblog/current/787|[Development] Neubaufahrzeug VI]]
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* [[wikipedia:Neubaufahrzeug|[Wikipedia] Neubaufahrzeug]]
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* [https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/nazi_germany/neubaufahrzeug.php <nowiki>[Tanks Encyclopedia]</nowiki> Neubaufahrzeug]
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{{Germany medium tanks}}
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{{Germany premium ground vehicles}}

Latest revision as of 16:41, 8 September 2020

RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
Neubaufahrzeug
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front / side / backArmour
0 / 13 / 13Hull
15 / 13 / 13Turret
Mobility
23.4 tWeight
534 hp280 hpEngine power
23 hp/t12 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
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 200/1 030/800Repair
2 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
15 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
110 Ge icon.pngAces
112 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png50 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png20 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Nb.Fz..jpg


The Neubaufahrzeug is a premium 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 13 mm to 20 mm, making it possible to immobilize it with .50 calibre machine gun fire frontally.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 31 8 23.4 434 534 18.55 22.82
Realistic 28 7 248 280 10.6 11.97

The top speed of the Nb.Fz. is 28.5 km/h, which is slow for low-tier ranks. 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. But, this is relatively slow, so remember to stay in cover, because tank destroyers can destroy this vehicle's armour relatively quickly and easily.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: KwK37 (75 mm)
75 mm KwK37 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 80 -10°/+22° ±180° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

The Nebaufahrzeug's main armament is the KwK37 cannon, which shoots APHE, 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 APHE+HEAT, APHE+smoke, or HEAT+smoke.

 Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of

warhead

Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Hl.Gr 38B HEAT 80 80 80 80 80 80
Sprgr. 34 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
K.Gr.rot Pz. APCBC 52 50 45 39 34 30
Shell details
Ammunition Type of

warhead

Velocity

(m/s)

Projectile

Mass (kg)

Fuse delay

(m)

Fuse sensitivity

(mm)

Explosive Mass

(TNT equivalent) (g)

Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Hl.Gr 38B HEAT 450 4.6 0.0 0.1 872.1 62° 69° 73°
Sprgr. 34 HE 420 5.7 0.1 0.1 686.0 79° 80° 81°
K.Gr.rot Pz. APCBC 385 6.8 1.3 15.0 80.0 48° 63° 71°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
K.Gr.Rot Nb. 423 6.8 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Last updated: 1.101.0.44

Ammo racks of the Nb.Fz.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
80 65 (+15) 57 (+23) 41 (+39) 25 (+55) 17 (+63) (+79) No

Notes:

  • Racks disappear after all shells in the rack have been shot or loaded.
  • Packing 25 (+55) shells (racks 1 to 4 emptied) is a good compromise between doing well in combat and minimizing ammo presence on board.

Additional armament

Main article: KwK36 (37 mm)
37 mm KwK36 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 50 -10°/+22° ±180° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

The Nebaufahrzeug also has an additional second anti-tank gun in the main turret: a 37 mm KwK36, 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.

 Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of

warhead

Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
PzGr 40 APCR 86 77 47 26 14 8
PzGr APHE 47 44 31 21 14 9
Shell details
Ammunition Type of

warhead

Velocity

(m/s)

Projectile

Mass (kg)

Fuse delay

(m)

Fuse sensitivity

(mm)

Explosive Mass

(TNT equivalent) (g)

Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
PzGr 40 APCR 1,020 0.368 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
PzGr APHE 745 0.690 1.2 9 22.1 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Last updated: 1.101.0.44

Ammo racks of the Nb.Fz.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
50 41 (+9) 31 (+19) 21 (+29) 11 (+39) (+49) No

Notes:

  • Racks disappear after all shells in the rack have been shot or loaded.
  • Packing 21 (+29) shells (racks 1 to 3 emptied) is a good compromise between doing well in combat and minimizing ammo presence on board.

Machine guns

Main article: MG13 Dreyse (7.92 mm)
7.92 mm MG13 Dreyse
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 1950 (75) 500 N/A N/A
Front turret 1950 (75) 500 -7°/+40° -40°/+140°
Rear turret 1950 (75) 500 -7°/+40° +125°/-55°

The Nebaufahrzeug also holds three small-caliber MG13 Dreyse machine guns, which are similar to the MG34 and use the same belts. At best, they're good for strafing flak trucks, but in practicality, they're almost useless since the two 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.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Hl.Gr 38B PzGr 40
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support K.Gr.Rot Nb.
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

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. 3 of these tanks were sent to Norway at the start of the war, but only 1 of the 3 saw action. They were mostly used for propaganda.

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.

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same guns
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links


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