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Tiger Tanks at War
     

Tiger Tanks at War

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by Michael Green, James Brown
 

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The 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

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The 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.

Editorial Reviews

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WWII History, September 2008
"Tiger Tanks at War is filled with photos (scores of high-quality color views of restored tanks at museums and reenactments in the U.S. and Europe) that illustrate many points: the Tiger's design and development, armament, armor, mechanics, operation, performance, strengths, weaknesses, and tactical employment...the authors have done a fine job of providing the reader with a better understanding of how the vehicles and their crews actually functioned in combat. Anyone with an interest in armor will want Tiger Tanks at War on their bookshelf."

Military Vehicles Magazine, August 2008
"Tiger Tanks at War is a clearly written and well-organized account of the Tiger I and Tiger II tanks...Books on Tiger tanks are plentiful and tend to repeat the same themes and historic photographs. This book has excellent close-up interior photos you won't find elsewhere. Further, it would make a fine intorductory book on the subject for a novice Tigerholic, or a handy, information reference for those already conversant in the subject."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760331125
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Series:
At War Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
319,802
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Military Vehicles Magazine, August 2008
"Tiger Tanks at War is a clearly written and well-organized account of the Tiger I and Tiger II tanks...Books on Tiger tanks are plentiful and tend to repeat the same themes and historic photographs. This book has excellent close-up interior photos you won't find elsewhere. Further, it would make a fine intorductory book on the subject for a novice Tigerholic, or a handy, information reference for those already conversant in the subject."

WWII History, September 2008
"Tiger Tanks at War is filled with photos (scores of high-quality color views of restored tanks at museums and reenactments in the U.S. and Europe) that illustrate many points: the Tiger's design and development, armament, armor, mechanics, operation, performance, strengths, weaknesses, and tactical employment...the authors have done a fine job of providing the reader with a better understanding of how the vehicles and their crews actually functioned in combat. Anyone with an interest in armor will want Tiger Tanks at War on their bookshelf."

Meet the Author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects with more than ninety books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active-duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

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