Germany's Tiger Tanks

D.W. to Tiger I


Author: Thomas L. Jentz,Hilary L. Doyle

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764310386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 189

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This first volume, of a three-volume set, covers the history, development and production history of the Tiger tank variants from the idea's 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. AUTHOR:

Modelling the Tiger Tank in 1/72 scale


Author: Alex Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178200159X

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 7948

The Tiger tank is probably the most famous tank of World War II. Both the Tiger I and its successor, the Tiger II, were used as bases for other German vehicles. This book covers a wide range of vehicles based on the chassis of the Tiger I and II tanks in 1/72 scale. It provides a detailed guide to modelling the basic tank versions as well as the Sturmmörser Sturmtiger (Tiger I variant), Jagdtiger (Tiger II variant) and the Panzerjäger Tiger (P) Elefant tank destroyer. A variety of camouflage schemes are described in depth, and the text covers photo-etched parts, resin aftermarket sets, scratch-building, and the use of figures and groundwork.


An Illustrated History of Their Impact


Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079953

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 8578

This expert study discusses the development and evolution of the tank and the tactics behind its employment, covering both its capabilities as a weapons system and its strategic use on the battlefield.


100 years of evolution


Author: Richard Ogorkiewicz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472813065

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 9005

From an internationally acclaimed expert in the field comes a detailed, analytical and comprehensive account of the worldwide evolution of tanks, from their inception a century ago to the present day. With new ideas stemming from the latest academic research, this study presents a reappraisal of the development of tanks and their evolution during World War I and how the surge in technological development during World War II and the subsequent Cold War drove developments in armour in Europe and America, transforming tanks into fast, resilient and powerful fighting machines. From the primitive, bizarre-looking Mark V to the Matilda and from the menacing King Tiger to the superlative M1 Abrams, Professor Ogorkiewicz shows how tanks gradually acquired the enhanced capabilities that enabled them to become what they are today – the core of combined-arms, mechanized warfare.

Tigers of the Death's Head

SS Totenkopf Division's Tiger Company


Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811753433

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3725

Detailed history of the Tiger company of Nazi Germany's notorious "Death's Head" panzer division of the Waffen-SS.

Tigers I and II

Germany's Most Feared Tanks of World War II


Author: David Doyle

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: 9780764358487

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 3937

Germany's Tiger tank, whether in the form of the Tiger I or later Tiger II (King Tiger), was the most feared tank of WWII. Despite production totaling fewer than 2,000 units, its heavy armor, its power, and perhaps the even more powerful Nazi propaganda machine ensured that the Tiger remains well known over seven decades after last being on the battlefield. Through more than 175 photos, this volume chronicles the design, development, and deployment of this famed German tank. Full-color photographs of rare surviving examples from around the globe augment carefully selected war-era photos in bringing this tank back to life. Comprehensive tables reveal the details of performance and technical specifications of each variant. A concise, easy-to-read text and detailed photographic captions expose the secrets of this iconic tank. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

The Tiger Project: A Series Devoted to Germany's World War II Tiger Tank Crews: Dr. Gnter Polzin--Schwere Panzer (Tiger) Abteilung 503


Author: Dale Richard Ritter

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764346385

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4551

The third book in the series covers the story of a panzer soldat from Germany's Wehrmacht of the Second World War. Günter Polzin served his brief military career with Schwere Panzer Abteilung 503, an outfit that was equipped throughout the war with Germany's vaunted Tiger tank. With a significant contribution from Martin Burmester, his story with Tiger-abteilung 503 is unusual, in that there has been little told from the perspective of a former member of the 2nd Company of 503. While there are several books available that cover 503, there has been limited coverage of the 2nd Company. From training to the harsh battles on the Eastern Front, on the invasion front in the West to the final battles in Hungary, and finally ending the war in captivity, both Polzin and Burmester were with 503 throughout the entire combat deployment of that unit. Combining their experiences with photographs, many previously unseen, and other, better-known photographs, a more complete picture of 503 is presented within the context of a Tiger tank veteran.


Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II


Author: Christopher W. Wilbeck

Publisher: Aegis Consulting Group


Category: History

Page: 262

View: 7333

"Although much is available about Tiger tanks' technical details and some of the most famous soldiers and units that employed them, until now, there has been little concerning the organization and tactical use of heavy tank battalions across the theaters in which they were employed. [Wilbeck] provides an in-depth look at heavy tank battalions' organizations and tactics, including the tactical doctrine by which these elite units were supposed to fight and case studies to illustrate how they were actually employed on the battlefield"--Page 4 of cover.

The United States News


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

View: 6956

Vols. 5- include the monthly rotogravure supplement "Uncle Sam's news reel" (issued as section 2 from May 24, 1937, to Dec. 11, 1939) 30-54 cm.

Germany's Panzers in World War II

From Pz. Kpfw. I to Tiger II: A Pictorial History of All the Famous German Panzers from 1935 to 1945 Enhanced by Scale Drawings and Graphical Displays of Key Operational Characteristics


Author: Thomas L. Jentz,Hilary L. Doyle

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764314254

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 216

View: 9434

This book has been created as a primer showing the best available and rare photographs of Panzers with units at the front. Covered are the Panzers I, II, 38(t), III, IV, Panther and Tiger tanks on a variety of war fronts. Also included are detailed data sheets showing line schemes and technical information that offer the most complete and accurate data available. 170 b/w photographs