This authoritatively written, fully annotated, and illustrated guide tells the story of World War II’s most powerful tank: the Tiger. When it first appeared in 1942, the Tiger was the biggest and most powerful tank the world had yet seen. It could be terrifying to the enemy when employed by commanders who understood its strengths and weaknesses. However, the Tiger’s virtues were often squandered, and it had only a limited range of operation due to massive fuel consumption and a tendency to mechanical failure. Tiger Tank traces the Tiger’s history, from its strategic requirements and technology to its use in conflicts—including in Russia and Berlin during World War II. Specification tables provide manufacturing details, comparative tables let readers assess at a glance how the Tiger matched its rivals, and 70 photographs, a fully annotated color cutaway, and three-view profile artworks show the tank in all its glory.
About the Author
Roger Ford is the author of several books on military history and technology.