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Tiger (General Military) [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Anderson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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One of the most feared weapons of World War II, the Tiger tank was a beast of a machine which dominated the battlefields of Europe with its astonishing size, speed and firepower. It continues to fascinate more than 70 years after it was first designed, and a comprehensive, illustrated history such as this is long overdue. Revealing its design and development history, Thomas Anderson draws upon original German archival material to tell the story of the birth of the Tiger. He then analyzes its success on the battlefield and the many modifications and variants that also came into play. Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and drawings, many of which have never been published in English before, this is a unique history of easily the most famous tank ever produced.

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Overall this book is highly recommended: it's not just another Tiger book, it's a volume that deserves to be on everyone's bookshelf. --Military Modelcraft International

About the Author

A German national, Thomas Anderson is a specialist in the German Armoured Fighting Vehicle of World War II. He has spent decades trawling the archives throughout Germany and the rest of Europe to discover little known facts and never previously published photographs of the might of the Blitzkrieg. A modeller, he regularly contributes to popular modelling and historical magazines across the globe including Military Modelcraft International (UK), Steel Art (Italy), Historia Militar (Spain) and Batailles & Blindes (France) as well as many others. He has previously published a three-volume history of Sturmartillerie/Sturmgeschutz in German which is due for release in English in the next year. This is his first book for Osprey Publishing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 78580 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (20 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CPOT1D6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A formidable tank, but over-engineered. 21 Sept. 2014
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Many good photographs, informative diagrams, and interesting facts. Information is organised under various headings: mobility, firepower, armour etc. There is some duplication of information under the headings, but given the complexity of the Tiger's development and roles this is fair enough.

This powerful tank was over-engineered, costly (and slow) to manufacture, and difficult to maintain. But it carried a formidable reputation in the field which is fully explored.

Anderson's writing is clear, and I found no typos. I enjoyed reading it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Tiger 19 Jan. 2014
By Stevie
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For Tiger enthusiasts this book is a treasure trove of info and photos. Many never before seen pics. 10/10 and rightly so.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TIGER 3 Jan. 2014
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A very well written and researched book, covering all aspects of the formidable Tiger, including manufacture, production types, repair and battle history on both the Eastern and Western fronts.
If you have an interest in German armoured vehicles, do not miss this book, it's worth buying just for the many detailed and clear photographs, most of which I have never seen, despite reading numerous books on the eastern front and mechanised ww2 warfare
If you only buy one book on the Tiger, buy this one, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Review of all Marks of this Iconic Tank. 4 Mar. 2014
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A very workmanlike book which deals with all aspects of Tigers.
A must if you want to understand Tank Warfare and how this Tank influenced all future Tanks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No technical drawings!! 1 Sept. 2014
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Just passed quickly over this very detailed account of all operational modes of the Tiger Tank . Impressive in its detail but would have liked to have seen technical drawings of the interior of the tanks , especially the engine compartment and electrics. Photos of the interior , drivers controls and weapon controls, radio operators desk would have been nice as would have extracts from the drivers manual. Going back later to read it thoroughly. Are there similar books about the Sherman or Churchill Tanks?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book 21 Dec. 2014
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Really enjoyed this book, lots of technical information on a pivotal weapon of war, that helped revolutionise tank warfare and counter anti tank weapons.

Only complaint I would have would be that there was not more information on its use in battle. Would have been 5 stars if that had been the case. Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in the Tiger.
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5.0 out of 5 stars other than that an excellent read. 31 Jan. 2015
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this is a very well researched book.Not only does give a detailed decription of the tiger its self but it describes the effort that was reqired to keep
the tiger in the field and recover it when things went wrong.The book has lots of photos but unfortunately they dont reproduce very well on my
kindle. other than that an excellent read.
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lots of detail, including pictoral information, a little brief, no indication of the number of pages. Insufficient technical detail specifically about the tank itself. Still, if you're starting from a low baseline of information then there's plenty here to keep you interested.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 5he must have book
Absolutely exceptional book for a tiger tank fanatic it has every scrap of information you would ever need.And great photos!
Published 14 days ago by mr steven best
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by rl booth
5.0 out of 5 stars with excellent photographs.
A very comprehensive and well written book, with excellent photographs.
Published 5 months ago by Tony R.
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Became rather a boring read. Could do with more details and map locations
Published 6 months ago by jellicoe
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing overall. Far too much filler material, I ...
Disappointing overall. Far too much filler material, I bought the book to find out the history of the Tank, not the organisational structure of German tank divisions and how many... Read more
Published 6 months ago by C. Farrelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
An informative read for those interested in Germany's WW2 hardware.
Published 7 months ago by gromit
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book
Published 7 months ago by S A.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent read
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book with some good photos. Good insight into the logistics of tank warfare.
Published 7 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars All in all a great resource for history buffs
I bought this hoping for a lot of photos of the detail of the Tiger. Instead this is an in depth look at the workings of the Tiger and the involvement in a number of battles. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr B.
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