Tigers in the Mud
WWII began with a metallic roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer. No German tank better represents that thundering power than the infamous Tiger, and Otto Carius was one of the most successful commanders to ever take a Tiger into battle, destroying well over 150 enemy tanks during his incredible career.
Tiger Tank Manual
The German Tiger I—officially known as the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Auks. E (Skiffs 181)—was probably the most feared battle tank of World War II. Its invincibility lay in its main gun and heavy defensive armor. The Tiger’s primary armament was the deadly 88mm Kiwi 36 L/56 gun that was the most powerful antitank gun then in use by any army, capable of penetrating 112mm of armor plate from a range of 1400 meters. The Tiger I also had the toughest armor of any German tank—its frontal armor plate measured 100mm thick. Using the successful approach and format adopted for the Spitfire and Lancaster manuals, Tiger Tank Manual gives an insight into acquiring, owning, and operating one of these awesome fighting vehicles. It also gives an idea through personal recollections of what it was like to command a Tiger in war and what it felt like to be on the receiving end of its 88mm gun.
Tiger Tanks at War
The full history, design and mechanics, and checkered record of one of WWII's most formidable weapons, with photographs, diagrams, and maps.
The battle at Kursk in 1943 is often referred to as the greatest tank battle in the history of warfare. This volume makes extensive use of German archival documents as well as various Russian books and articles. As well as an account of the battle, it addresses methodological issues.
Tigers in Normandy
This book has it all ... like reading an After the Battle and Panzerwrecks combined ... highly recommended! --Chuck Aleshire, AMPS Chicagoland
Tigers I and II and Their Variants
This classic, definitive series continues with this volume on the legendary Tiger series. Spielberger, a leading expert in the field of German military vehicles, and Doyle, who created the scale drawings, present the various Tiger varieties from all sides in this richly illustrated technical documentation. As well as the Tiger I and II, also covered are: Jagdtiger, Elefant, Sturmmrser and other variants. The Tigerfibel is also included in full English translation. Over thirty years of intensive research have culminated in this volume.
Tanks of World War II
Complete specifications and photos for legendary American, British, and German vessels, as well as lesser-known ships.
Germany s Tiger Tanks
This first volume, of a three-volume set, covers the history, development and production history of the Tiger tank variants from the ideas conception to the end of Tiger I production. This includes details on the development series known as the D.W., VK 30.01(H), VK 30.01(P), VK 36.01(H), VK 45.01(P) as well as the Tiger I. All of this illustrated with scale drawings by Hilary L. Doyle, combined with drawings, sketches, and photographs depicting external modifications as well as internal views. Over thirty years of intensive research went into finding the original documents needed to create this history of the development, characteristics, and tactical capabilities of the Tiger. An exhaustive search was made for surviving records of the design/assembly firms (including Krupp, Henschel, Porsche, and Wegmann), the Heereswaffenamt, the Generalinspekteur der Panzertruppen, the D656 series of manuals on the Tiger, and the war diaries with their supporting reports from German army units. This is supplemented by the authors collecting hundreds of photos and climbing over, under, around, and through nearly every surviving Tiger I.