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 bold heavy tanks of the second one international battle. of their day, their extraordinary acceptance encouraged such apprehension between Allied squaddies that the weaknesses of those exceptional yet fallacious designs tended to be neglected. Anthony Tucker-Jones, during this illustrated background, tells the tale in their perception and improvement and reconsiders their operational background, 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 in brief provide, have been time-consuming to fabricate and tough 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 whatever greater than a neighborhood impression at the final result of the struggling with at the Western and jap fronts. but the parable of the Tigers, with their 88mm weapons, thick amour and brutal profiles, has grown through the years to the level that they're considered as the deadliest tanks of the second one international War.
Anthony Tucker-Jones’s professional account of those impressive struggling with automobiles is followed by way of a chain of colour plates exhibiting the most variations of the designs and the typical ancillary apparatus and unit markings. His publication is a vital paintings of reference for fans.
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