Tiger Tanks at War by Michael Green & James D. Brown

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The first prototype for the Tiger tank was set to be ready for Hitlers birthday on April 20, 1942. The Henschel Company, competing with Porsche, produced the superior model, and by August of that year the formidable Tiger--or Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. H.--was in full production.

This book takes us behind the scenes with the Tiger tank, reviewing the full history, the design and mechanics, and the mixed record of this machine, which was designed to outgun its Russian counterparts. Military writer Michael Green offers a close-up account--accompanied by photographs, diagrams, and maps--of how the Tiger tank operated, how it was armed, and where it succeeded brilliantly, as well as where it failed miserably.

His book fills a fascinating niche in the history of military technology, and of the impact of technology on history itself.

 

About Michael Green & James D. Brown

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Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than 50 books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines. James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, with secondary specialty in research and development. His active duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.
 
Published February 15, 2008 by Zenith Press. 128 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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