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Tiger I (Paperback)

German Army Heavy Tank, Southern Front 1942–1945, North Africa, Sicily and Italy

WWII Tanks Modelling Hitler & the Third Reich German Forces & Weaponry in WWII German Forces & Weaponry in WWI

By Dennis Oliver
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Tank Craft
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781526739773
Published: 21st May 2018


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When at Hitler’s insistence the first Tiger I tanks went into action in Tunisia in December 1942 they rapidly gained a formidable fighting reputation despite their lack of reliability and the small number deployed. With its heavy armour and 88mm gun, it outclassed all the Allied tanks then in service and forced the Allies to accelerate the introduction of improved anti-tank guns and tanks that could match the Tiger in terms of firepower and protection.

In this, his second volume in the TankCraft series on the Tiger, Dennis Oliver uses archive photos and extensively researched colour illustrations to examine the Tiger tanks and German army units that first took them into combat in North Africa and then operated them as they fell back through Sicily and Italy between 1943 and 1945.

A large part of the book showcases available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined providing everything the modeller needs to recreate an accurate representation of the tanks that made such an immediate impact on the southern front during the Second World War.

A good starting point for those researching/building a Tiger I.

Airfix Model World, January 2019

The Tank Craft series has become very popular with model makers, model engineers and military enthusiasts. No.10 provides an excellent review of the formidable Tiger I tank and available model kits in the established format of concise text and outstanding art work, with many full colour photographs. – Highly Recommended.

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Another fine addition to the Tankcraft series from Dennis Oliver, and being on the subject of the ever popular Tiger I this is sure to be popular.

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Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland

About Dennis Oliver

Dennis Oliver is the author of over twenty books on Second World War armoured vehicles including Codename Swallow: British Sherman Tanks at Alamein, To The Last Bullet: Germany's War on 3 Fronts, Westwall: German Armour in the West 1945, Viking Summer and A Sound Like Thunder.

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