King Tiger vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945

King Tiger vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945

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by David R. Higgins, Jim Laurier, Peter Dennis
     
 

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This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained

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This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained unmatched in one-on-one combat. Technologically superior, with greater firepower and better armour than the Soviet IS-2, the King Tiger was a formidable opponent. However, the IS-2 was lighter, more manoeuvrable and most importantly, far more numerous. With overwhelming numerical superiority the Soviets were able to simply overwhelm their opponents, negating the technical superiority of the King Tiger.

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"Author David R. Higgins brings to us a wealth of historical, tactical, doctrinal, technical, organizational, and archival information about the ultimate armor adversaries of World War Two." -Frederick Boucher, AeroScale

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ISBN-13:
9781849088633
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Duel , #37
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

David R. Higgins attended the Columbus College of Art & Design, and received a BFA from Ohio State University and an MISM from Keller. In addition to the Roer River Battles he has written over twenty articles for magazines such as Strategy & Tactics, Armchair General, and World at War, as well as MCSGroup, a conflict simulation provider for the US Defense Department. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a tank expert i know all about all of the tanks like in the is,uk,girmane, all of it so here is some good info for free first the IS 2 was one of the best ussr tanks befor the IS 6 and IS 8 it was made many to save birland and other places It had sloped armor so not a lot can pen it and it had a 20mm gun and shots HE ronds as well i was in one befor man when your in that thing you fell like a god but its not that fast its top speed is 20 km at least Now some info