This is my Italeri 1/35
The Nebelwerfer 41 (15 cm NbW 41) was a German multiple rocket launcher, utilizing 15 cm Wurfgranate 41 projectiles.
It served during WWII with units of the “Nebeltruppen”, which were German Chemical Corps units that not only had the responsibility for poison gas and smoke weapons, but were also used to deliver high-explosives during the war.
The name “Nebelwerfer” is best translated as "Smoke Mortar", with Allied troops nicknaming it “Screaming Mimi” or “Moaning Minnie” due to its distinctive sound.
Like virtually all German rocket designs, the Wurfgranate 41 projectile was spin-stabilized, in order to increase accuracy.
Unusually, the rocket motor was in the front, the exhaust venturis being about two-thirds down the body from the nose, with the intent to optimize the blast and fragmentation effect of the rocket as the warhead would still be above the ground upon detonation.
However, this proved to greatly complicate manufacture without much improvement and it was not copied on later rocket designs.
About 6000 NbW 41s were built, together with almost 5,500,000 Wurfgranate 41s.
Well preserved survivors can still be spotted at museums today.
Yours truly by no means being an armor guy, still believe the Italeri kit is a nice representation of the Nebelwerfer.
The build took only a day to fully commence, with painting done by hand "just like old times".
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