'a fascinating read' Military Modelling
Using the successful Haynes Manual format, the Tiger Tank Manual gives a rare insight into acquiring, owning and operating a Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausf. E (SdKfz 181), the 'Tiger', which was the legendary 57-ton scourge of Allied armour in the Second World War.
A team of experts from the word famous Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset have come together to write the latest Haynes Manual, featuring the German Tiger Tank – arguably the most feared battle tank of the Second World War. The Tank Museum’s Tiger ‘131’ is the only fully working example of the Tiger in the world and forms the centrepiece of the Tiger Tank Manual.
A detailed narrative and comprehensive photographic coverage is given of the strip-down of ‘131’ and its Maybach engine, and many rare images depict what lies beneath the Tiger’s skin. The ‘Tiger story’ relates the fascinating history of this giant of the battlefield, and vivid personal recollections tell what it was like to command a Tiger in combat.
The authorship team is David Fletcher, Tank Museum librarian, prolific author and a world expert on tanks; David Willey is the Curator at the Tank Museum; Mike Hayton is the Workshop Manager; and Stevan Vase is a long-standing museum volunteer. All four have been closely involved in the restoration of the Tank Museum’s Tiger ‘131’ to running order.
Book No: H4931
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You may also be interested in the Sherman Tank Manual, also published by Haynes.