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Tiger Tanks at War Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Feb 2008

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Zenith Press (15 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076033112X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760331125
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 750,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pretty much everthing you need to know about the most potent armoured weapon of the Second World War. Photographs, production details, battle tactics, cut-away drawings and first-hand accounts of fighting in and against the Tiger. --Soldier Magazine;The armor team of Green and Brown are back again with another interesting title covering the Tiger tanks during World War II. The authors start off the discussion with the operational need that led to the development of the Tiger I and Tiger II tanks. While the Blitzkrieg had moved German forces around Europe in very quick time during the early stages of World War II, the early German Panzers had a close call with the heavily armored French tanks during their push into that country, followed by some close encounters of the wrong kind against Soviet T-34/76 tanks. These encounters underscored the inadequate firepower and armor protection of these early Panzers. In terms of firepower, the only weapon the Germans had online that was effective against Soviet armor at that time was the 8.8cm Flak gun that had quicky found its niche as an anti-tank weapon in North Africa. The Tiger I would get a variation of this heavy-hitting weapon which was also effective against anything the Allies could get onto the continent. The authors don't cover the intricate details of the Tigers sought by modelers and covered in many other titles. Rather, this title is more of an engineering look at the weapons system from its design, layout, operations and results. Overall, the title is broken down as follows: Background & Description Firepower Protection The authors have also compiled a very nice selection of photos of the Tiger I and Tiger II tanks in several museums, including the only running examples at the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK. There are some very nice color shots of both types inside and out. If you're looking for a good overview reference on the subject without wading through hundreds of pages of history and drawings, this is just what the doctor ordered! Definitely recommended! --Cybermodeleronline;;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 find job of providing the reader with a better understanding of h ow the vehicles and their crews actually fucntioned in combat. Anyone with an interest in armor will want Tiger Tanks at War on their bookshelf. --WW II History;Tiger Tanks at War is a clearly written and well-organized account of the Tiger 1 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 introductory book on the subject for a novice Tigerholic, or a handy, information reference for those already conversant in the subject. --Military Vehicles Magazine;Tiger Tanks At War is the latest release in The At-War Series made available by Zenith Press. Written by Michael Green and James D. Brown, the soft bound book contains 128 p --Hans Beerbaum;Tiger Tanks At War is the latest release in The At-War Series made available by Z --William J Oliphant

The German tiger tank had a fearsomw reputation as being one of the best tanks of the Second World War and one of most deadly and best tanks ecer built. So it was only a matter of time before the popular 'At War' series by Zenith Press would include a title on it. An A4 softback at 127 pages including combat History, Archive Photography and Technical Specifications with illustrations you get all this for just £12.99. This is the perfect book for anyone wanting a good and involved history on the Tiger Tank --Model Military International, October, 2008

This is very nice introductory book into the history of the tiger tank during world war II. It has very detailed description of the tank as well, as previously unreleased pictures of the tiger tanks. Michael also collected first hand accounts of the former tank crew member which give useful insight into the tanker's life during world war II. Pictures in the book consist of old black and white type, as well as current color picture from museums around the world. --Classic Military Vehicles, November, 2008

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The first prototype for the Tiger tank was set to be ready for Hitler's birthday on April 20, 1942. The Henschel Company, competing against Porsche, produced the superior model, and by August of that year the formidable Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. H. was in full production. The Tiger excelled in situations where the crew could take advantage of its first-rate optical sights and its famed and justifiably feared long-range, 88mm gun on hard, open terrain. But when Hitler ordered the first Tiger tanks into action against the Russian army on August 29, 1942, it was a dismal failure. Not because of the quality of the tank, but because of Hitler's own shortsightedness; he sent too few tanks into an area of marshy ground completely unsuitable to the tank's weight and bulk (the original Tiger tanks tipped the scales at well over fifty metric tons and the Tiger II, which first saw combat in Normandy in July 1944, was near seventy). Despite its inauspicious debut, the Tiger would soon prove its worth on both the Eastern Front as well as against American and British forces in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France. Tiger Tanks at War" takes readers behind the scenes, reviewing the history, design, and armament of the tank made to outgun its Russian counterparts. Including photographs, diagrams, and maps, this is the complete story of the Tiger tank.

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