The Bergkaiser (Japanese: ベルクカイザー, Berukukaizā) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in June 1997.

It was featured in the manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! WGP as one of the Eisen Wolf racing team's machines. The Bergkaiser that Tamiya had released was mostly known as the R-type variant in the anime adaptation.

General info[edit | edit source]

The Bergkaiser features the asymmetrical, fully-cowled body design. with the blue-colored canopy being placed on the right side of the bodyshell. It has the semi-flat, blockly front fenders and the rear asymmetrical cowls. It has a few air intakes protruded from the center as well as the rear left cowl, which provide better heat dissipation for the motor and batteries.

There's a wide rear spoiler mounted onto the main bodyshell, but the spoiler's structure itself is mostly fragile and will likely breaks.

It was mainly in black, with yellow and red body decals and red headlamps.

The original Bergkaiser was equipped with the yellow, small diameter 3-spoke Fully-Cowled-type wheels paired with high-profile slick tires and the gray V-machine-type side-guard, while the Premium variant was equipped with the yellow, small diameter 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels paired with low-profile slick tires and the deep gold Side-Guard EX. The chassis frame and subparts of the Premium variant were molded in silver and gun metal respectively. Only the Premium variant comes with a standard motor.

In the manga and anime[edit | edit source]

Spoiler alert!

This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!

In both media, the Bergkaiser is the main GP machine for the Eizen Wolf racing team. While all members has the Bergkaisers of their own in the manga, only the primary team members (Lead by Michael Friedrich von Weizsacker) of the Eizen Wolf has the Bergkaisers (The secondary team members instead has the Bergmasse) in the anime.

In the anime, two variants of the Bergkaisers were known: the right-canopy R-type and the left-canopy L-type. During the team race, one L-type car and one R-type car can joins up side-by-side to create the strong downforce that allows both cars to have speed boost. Both cars can initiate the Zweiflügel ('Dual Wings' in Deutsch) or Zweirakete ('Dual Rockets' in Deutsch) special moves, depends on what side (the canopy sides and the cowl sides) both cars are used. Only the R-type has made its appearances in the manga.

The Bergkaiser itself is also a speed-focused machine that can surpass the top speed of that of Go's Beat-Magnum.

In the anime, the R-type Bergkaisers were belongs to Michael Friedrich von Weizsacker and Erich Kremens Ludendorff, while the L-type Bergkaisers were belongs to Schmidt Vanderhausen von Schumacher and Adolf Holt.

Technical info[edit | edit source]

Length: 146 mm (Normal), 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 90 mm (Normal), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 40 mm (Normal)

Chassis: Super-1 Chassis (Normal), Super-II Chassis (Premium)

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1 (Normal), 3.5:1 (Premium)

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]

Tamiya America[edit | edit source]

Charatoru[edit | edit source]

Mini 4WD cars from Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! franchise
TRF Victorys
Let's & Go! Magnum Saber · Sonic Saber · Tridagger X · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum · Vanguard Sonic · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Spin Cobra · Cyclone Magnum · Hurricane Sonic · Proto-Saber Evolution
WGP Beat-Magnum · Spin-Viper · Buster-Sonic
MAX Rising-Trigger · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic
My First Big BisonMagnum · RodeoSonic · Tridagger XX · Spin-Axe Mk.II
Return Racers! Great BlastSonic · Tridagger WX · Spin-Axe Zero · Proto-Saber Evolution Stage-3 · Great Magnum/Great Magnum Revolver · Cosmosonic
Ichimonji brothers
Max Breaker Z-2 · Shadow Breaker Z-3 · Knuckle Breaker Z-1 · Blazing-Max
Team Pegasus
Z Wing Magnum · Super Avante RS · Rowdy Bull · Wolfang · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Infinity Mobius
Ogami Corps
Beak Spider · Brocken Gigant · Ray Stinger · Fire Stinger · Phoenix Stinger · Beak Stinger G · Haru 100
World Grand Prix Participants Buck Blader (America) · Savanna Zebra (Africa) · Beak Spider Zebra (Africa) · Diospada (Italy) · Kong Long (China) · Shining Scorpion (China) · Omega (Russia) · White Night (Norway) · Native Sun (Australia) · Jammin' RG (Jamaica) · Gun Bluster XTO (Peru) · Bergmasse (Germany) · Bergkaiser (Germany) · Chevalier de Rose (France) · Pyramidal Sphinx (Egypt) · Shining Dragon (China) · Vanishing-Gazer (America) · Desert-Golem (Egypt)
Borzoi School
Adean · P'keta · Phantom-Blade · Vise-Intruder · Diomars-Nero
From L&G Tsubasa Mini 4WD Lupine Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Cat Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Pig Racer (Super Animals) · Brocken Gigant Premium (G Muscles) · Aero Avante Black Special (Black Avante Team) · Gun Bluster XTO Premium (Team Gun Bluster) · White Armor G · Dark Armour G · Geo Glider · Hexagonite · Razorback · Manta Ray Mk.II White Special
The Phantom Thiefs Lord Guile · Baron Viento · Mach Frame · Copperfang
Others Manta Ray Jr. · Super Astute Jr. · Saber 600 · Avante 2001 Jr. · Black Saber · Fighter Magnum VFX · Super Avante · Wild Home Run · Flower-Axe · Dragon Delta · Red Sword · Blue Sword · Storm-Cruiser
Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series
Super-1 Magnum Saber* · Sonic Saber* · Tridagger X* · Black Saber · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum* · Vanguard Sonic* · Beak Spider* · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Fighter Magnum VFX* · Ray Stinger* · Shining Scorpion* · Bergkaiser*
Super-FM Brocken Gigant · Gun Bluster XTO*
Super TZ Cyclone Magnum* · Hurricane Sonic* · Cyclone Magnum TRF · Diospada* · Beat-Magnum* · Buster-Sonic* · Beat-Magnum TRF · Fire Stinger
VS Spin-Viper· Diomars-Nero
Super-II Spin Cobra
AR Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Beak Stinger G · Proto-Saber Evolution· Tridagger WX
FM-A Great Magnum R · Cosmosonic
* denotes Premium version available; † denotes racing chassis re-release of a Mechanical Mini 4WD car
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.