Tiger 1 Heavy Tank 1942-45
Publication Date: September 30, 1993
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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.
Tom Jentz, born in 1946, is one of the World's leading AFV researchers and is best known for the Encyclopaedia of German Tanks. Tom lives in Maryland with his German wife and two children. Hilary Louis Doyle, born 1943, has written numerous books on AFV's including the Encylopedia of German Tanks. Hilary lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and three children.
"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)