Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Nebelwerfer at 1/32 scale

A short project to equip the Petite Infanterie german army with a rocket launcher.: the Nebelwerfer 42.

Let’s look at what Wikipedia has to say about the Nebelwerfer 42

“The 21 cm NbW 42 was a five-barreled multiple rocket launcher mounted on the towed carriage derived from that of the 3.7 cm PaK 36 anti-tank gun. A pivoting stabilizer was added to the front of the carriage to steady the launcher when firing.
The 21 cm Wurfgranate (thrower-shell) 42 rockets were spin-stabilized, electrically-fired and only had high-explosive warheads. The rocket nozzle assembly contained 22 orifices evenly spaced around the rim of the nozzle with the orifices set an angle of 16° from the axis of the rocket to give the rocket clockwise rotation.[4] The rockets had a prominent exhaust trail that kicked up a substantial amount of dust and debris, so the crew had to seek shelter before firing. This meant that they were easily located and had to displace quickly to avoid counter-battery fire. The rockets were fired one at a time, in a timed ripple, but the launcher had no capability to fire single rockets.[5] The rockets could be fitted with either impact or delay fuses as necessary. Liner rails could be fitted to allow the launcher to use 15 cm Wurfgranate 41 rockets with their HEsmoke and poison gas warheads.”

What about the miniature Nebelwerfer 42?

Nebelwerfer at 1/32 scale

Nebelwerfer at 1/32 scale

Nebelwerfer at 1/32 scale

Yes I know, I cheated…those troops are Italian.  I haven’t any german at hand when I took the picture.

Nebelwerfer at 1/32 scale

Nebelwerfer at 1/32 scale

I haven’t found the right « rocket emulator ».  

I bought the disk gun when Target closed in Canada.  The feed always jammed.
What I need his a nerf gun with multiple shots.  I am still looking around.

What about seeing the Nebelwerfer in real?

That, all folks!  Your comments are always welcome.  


  1. Thanks James! Yes, scratch built from wood and plastic.