Tiger Tanks at War (Paperback)
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DescriptionThe first prototype for the Tiger tank was set to be ready for Hitlers birthday on April 20, 1942. The Henschel Company, competing with Porsche, produced the superior model, and by August of that year the formidable Tiger--or Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. H.--was in full production. This book takes us behind the scenes with the Tiger tank, reviewing the full history, the design and mechanics, and the mixed record of this machine, which was designed to outgun its Russian counterparts. Military writer Michael Green offers a close-up account--accompanied by photographs, diagrams, and maps--of how the Tiger tank operated, how it was armed, and where it succeeded brilliantly, as well as where it failed miserably. His book fills a fascinating niche in the history of military technology, and of the impact of technology on history itself.
- Published: 17 March 2008
- Format: Paperback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780760331125 ISBN 10: 076033112X
- Sales rank: 178,531
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Reviews for Tiger Tanks at War
The Tiger companion
An excellent all-round book on one of, if not the, most famous tanks of WW2. Covers virtually everything you'd want to know about development, fighting ability, strengths and weaknesses and much more. Several interviews with crewmen who fought in these panzers provide interesting insights in the everyday life of the panzer crewman and testify to the prowess of this armored behemot.
Numerous full-colour photographs of modern, restored Tigers give a realistic picture of how they looked back then and really help one appreciate the power they must have projected on the battlefield.
And it's just not the Tiger I that gets the full treatmen, the Tiger B or "Königstiger" is also described both in words and pictures. Allied weapons and tanks developed to counter the threat of the Tiger are also described.
This book is a very good source of information on the Tiger tank, the only thing I miss (as a budding miniature painter) are the colour-plate illustrations that appear in the Osprey-series of books. But at this price, it's really not an issue, this book is serious "bang for the buck" and a must have for anyone interested in tanks and a virtual treasure-house for those who enjoy the German panzers.
Recommended! by Mathias Lundqvist