Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II

Overview

It was in Tunisia that the Allies first encountered the fearsome Tiger tank?when rounds from a 75mm artillery gun fired from a mere 50 meters away bounced off the side of the German monster. It was no wonder that the fearsome vehicle, despite its design flaws and unwieldy size, quickly gained an aura of invincibility.

This book is the first to tell the story of the Tiger tank in battle. With over 100 photographs, the book brings to life the combat service of the German armys ...

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Overview

It was in Tunisia that the Allies first encountered the fearsome Tiger tank—when rounds from a 75mm artillery gun fired from a mere 50 meters away bounced off the side of the German monster. It was no wonder that the fearsome vehicle, despite its design flaws and unwieldy size, quickly gained an aura of invincibility.

This book is the first to tell the story of the Tiger tank in battle. With over 100 photographs, the book brings to life the combat service of the German armys independent Tiger tank companies. From the development of a prototype for Hitlers birthday in 1942, to the tanks role at Leningrad, Tunisia, and Kursk, the book follows the fate of this most feared weapon of World War II—till it quite literally ran out of fuel at the Battle of the Bulge.

Along with the story of the tanks performance, Tiger Tank Companies in World War II includes technical descriptions of its main and secondary armament, tables of tactical organization, and engine and drive train specs.

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The Aptos Times
"George Forty has created an all-encompassing text that covers the origin and history of the Panzer Kampfwagen VI or Tiger tank and its development into a permier fighting maching during World War II...

"The inclusion of 25 color and 75 black and white photos, 10 maps and diagrams, and a short reference section makes this a book anyone interested in the use of armor in World War II will want to read and add to his library. For the price, you won't find a better or more detailed volume that gives the particulars of the German battalions that employed the famed Tiger tank during World War II."

International Plastic Modelers Society
"This book is the first to tell the story of the Tiger tank in battle. With over 100 photographs, the book brings to life the combat service of the German army's independent Tiger tank companies. From the development of a prototype for Hitlers birthday in 1942, to the tank's role at Leningrad, Tunisia, and Kursk, the book follows the fate of this most feared weapon of World War II—till it quite literally ran out of fuel at the Battle of the Bulge. Part of the 'Spearhead' series published by the Zenith Press, this highly informative and lavishly illustrated book chronicles the story of the German Tiger tank during World War II."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760330494
  • Publisher: Zenith Press
  • Publication date: 1/18/2009
  • Series: Spearhead Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 786,869
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

George Forty OBE served for thirty years as a British army officer in the Royal Tank Regiment before becoming curator of the Bovington Tank Museum, where he was the inspiration for its growth in the 1980s and 1990s. His first book was on the Desert Rats (with whom he served postwar) and were published by Ian Allan in 1976; since then he has written over fifty more, including Patton’s Third Army at War, and handbooks of the World War II armies of Britain, Japan, and the United States.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    Great Reference

    Highly recommended for modelers and history buffs. Great detail shots and I found the section on web sites particularly helpful.

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