Tiger 1 Heavy Tank 1942-45

Tiger 1 Heavy Tank 1942-45

By Hilary Doyle; Tom Jentz; Peter Sarson (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781855323377, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 1993

Probably the most famous tank of the World War II, the Tiger I was originally conceived in 1941 in response to the German Army's experience in fighting British tanks and anti-tank guns in Western Europe and the North African desert. Following the invasion of Russia, the appearance of the Soviet T-34 and KW tanks lent a further impetus to the programme. The Tiger's power and performance on the battlefield is emphasised by tables of relevant performance throughout the book, which clearly show the battlefield survivability of the Tiger and its superiority to many allied tank designs. This comprehensive and extremely detailed text is accompanied by a fine selection of black and white photographs showing the tank in use.

About the Author

Hilary Louis Doyle, born 1943, is an expert on German armoured vehicles and has written numerous books on AFV's including the Encylopedia of German Tanks. Hilary lives in Dublin with his wife and three children.
Tom Jentz is one of the world's leading AFV researchers and is best known for the Encyclopaedia of GermanTanks. Tom lives in Maryland with his German wife and two children.

Peter Sarson has produced graphic cutaways for many armoured vehicle publications, and is regarded as one of the world's great illustrators of military vehicles. Peter lives and works in Dorset.

Praise For Tiger 1 Heavy Tank 1942-45

"This book is a must have for all avid modellers of the Tiger tank regardless of the scale. It provides a ‘one stop shop’ resource for anyone wanting to find out the details of the Tiger Heavy tank and the differences between the variations throughout the Second World War." -Jeremy Wee, Armorama (October 2006)