Tigers in Combat II

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Author: Wolfgang Schneider

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811732031

Category: History

Page: 368

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Volume I: This book was the most popular title in the J.J. Fedorowicz catalog. This book went out of print within a year of its original issuance. The meticulous color artwork, prepared by renowned armor artist Jean Restayn, has been completely rescanned to add even more fidelity to the reproduction of the WW2 painting schemes found on the Tiger tanks. By the end of World War II, the dreaded Tiger tank had achieved mythical, almost mystical status. In this much-sought-after volume on the Wehrmacht's numbered Tiger units, Wolfgang Schneider tells--in pictures--the story of these renowned tanks. Hundreds of photos depict Tigers in all situations and terrain, and a section of painstakingly detailed drawings brings the tanks to life in the metallic grays, snow whites, desert tans, and forest greens and browns that colored them. Modelers and buffs alike will delight in this impressive collection. An accompanying text lists units' combat strengths, equipment, commanders, and engagements.

Tigers in the Mud

The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius

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Author: Otto Carius

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811729116

Category: History

Page: 365

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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.

Swinging The Sledgehammer: The Combat Effectiveness Of German Heavy Tank Battalions In World War II

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Author: Major Christopher W. Wilbeck

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1782897534

Category: History

Page: 102

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This thesis is a historical analysis of the combat effectiveness of the German schwere Panzer-Abteilung or Heavy Tank Battalions during World War II. During the course of World War II, the German Army developed heavy tank battalions to fulfill the concept of breaking through enemy defenses so faster, lighter mechanized forces could exploit the rupture. These heavy tank battalions had several different tables of organization, but were always centered around either the Tiger or the Tiger II tank. They fought in virtually every theater of Europe against every enemy of Germany. Ultimately, the German military created eleven Army and three Waffen-SS heavy tank battalions. Of the Army battalions, the German command fielded ten as independent battalions, which were allocated to Army Groups as needed. The German Army assigned the last heavy tank battalion as an organic unit of the elite Panzer Grenadier Division Grossdeutschland. The Waffen-SS allocated all of their battalions to a different Waffen-SS Corps. Because these units were not fielded until late in 1942, they did not participate in Germany’s major offensive operations that dominated the early part of World War II. Germany’s strategic situation after mid-1943 forced their military onto the defensive. Consequently, there are very few instances when heavy tank battalions attacked as a breakthrough force. During the latter part of the war, they were used in many different ways to provide defensive assistance along very wide frontages. This study assesses the German heavy tank battalions as generally effective, primarily because of the high kill ratio they achieved. However, based upon observations from a wide variety of examples, this study also outlines several areas where changes may have increased their effectiveness.

The Combat History of German Tiger Tank Battalion 503 in World War II

in World War II

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Author: Franz-Wilhelm Lochmann,Alfred Rubbel,Von Richard Freiherr Rosen

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811750922

Category: History

Page: 456

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Hundreds of photos of Tiger tanks in action. Text chronicles the unit's combat operations in the East and West. Personal accounts from the men who rode in these battlefield behemoths.

Sledgehammers

Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II

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Author: Christopher W. Wilbeck

Publisher: Aegis Consulting Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 262

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"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.

Blitzkrieg France 1940

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Author: Michael Olive,Robert J. Edwards

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811748545

Category: History

Page: 208

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Photo chronicle of the German invasion of France in the spring of 1940.

The German Soldier in World War II

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Author: Michael Olive,Robert J. Edwards

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081176074X

Category: History

Page: 208

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A visual history of the German soldier on the Eastern Front of World War II.

Days of Battle

Armoured Operations North of the River Danube, Hungary 1944-45

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Author: Norbert Számvéber

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 1910294209

Category: History

Page: 288

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Days of Battle describes a hitherto neglected part of the military history of Hungary during World War II. Dr Norbert Számvéber the presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armor north of the river Danube, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia) in three separate studies. The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944, in which the élite Hungarian Division "Szent László" saw action for the first time. The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komárom, fought between the 6-22 January 1945. This was an integral part of the Battle for Budapest, parallel in time with Operation "Konrad". The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation "Südwind" in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945. The author, chief of Hungary's military archives, has based his research firmly on files and documentation from German, Hungarian and Soviet sources. The book's authoritative text is supported by photographs and color battle maps. This is a very important new study that throws much-needed light on armored warfare on the Eastern Front during the final months of the war.