By Anthony Tucker-Jones
The German Tiger I and Tiger II (known to the Allies because the ‘King Tiger’ or ‘Royal Tiger’) have been the main well-known and ambitious heavy tanks of the second one global conflict. of their day, their notable popularity encouraged such apprehension between Allied infantrymen that the weaknesses of those fabulous yet mistaken designs tended to be missed. Anthony Tucker-Jones, during this illustrated historical past, tells the tale in their perception and improvement and reconsiders their operational historical past, and he dispels the legends and misunderstandings that experience grown up round them.
The Tigers have been over-engineered, required uncooked fabrics that have been briefly provide, have been time-consuming to fabricate and hard to get over the battlefield. basically round 1,300 of the Tiger I and less than 500 of the Tiger II have been produced, in order that they have been by no means going to make something greater than a neighborhood impression at the final result of the scuffling with at the Western and japanese fronts. but the parable of the Tigers, with their 88mm weapons, thick amour and brutal profiles, has grown over the years to the level that they're considered as the deadliest tanks of the second one global War.
Anthony Tucker-Jones’s professional account of those extraordinary combating cars is followed by way of a sequence of colour plates displaying the most editions of the designs and the typical ancillary gear and unit markings. His publication is a necessary paintings of reference for lovers.
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