on 14 June 2004
This book is quite similar in style to the popular New Vangaurd series. It covers the Tiger 1 and King Tiger as well as their variants, Sturmtiger, Jagdtiger etc. It covers the design, development, history and technical features of each vehicle. There are plenty of large archive photographs and some pictures of the interior of the recently restored Bovington Tiger as well as two colour pages. There are also six pages of colour illustrations of the divisional markings and insignia.
The book is let down a bit by the line drawings. These are 1/35 scale double page drawings but they lack detail and some sections are missing from the King Tiger for no apparent reason. There is also some contradiction regarding armour thickness on the King Tiger, The text differing from a drawing provided.
Overall a good book and I hope to obtain more of the series.