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Tiger 1 Heavy Tank 1942-45 (New Vanguard #5)
by Tom Jentz
Probably the most famous tank of the World War II, the Tiger I was originally conceived in 1941 in response to the German Army’s experience in fighting British tanks and anti-tank guns in Western Europe and the North African desert. Following the invasion of Russia, the appearance of the Soviet T-34 and KW tanks lent a further impetus to the programme. The Tiger’s power an ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 30th 1993 by Osprey Publishing
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Oct 20, 2012 Marcus rated it 2 of 5 stars
It is funny in how many ways perceptions of different authors differ in regard of essential content that should be placed in New Vanguard series from Osprey. Jentz starts out in traditional manner - he discusses in great detail design and development phase of Tiger tank. Next, he provides rather paltry analysis of Tiger's combat effectiveness, based on couple of tables dealing with stopping power of its armor and penetration capability of its main armament. And then... he dedicates the rest of t ...more
I can't say exactly why I am not satisfied. I know the booklet is a small 50 pages one, so it can't say a lot about the Tiger. But still it seems to me the precious spaces is used to tell the "wrong" information, the less interesting ones
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