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"Tiger I and Tiger II: Tanks of the German Army and Waffen-SS"

♥ Book Title : Tiger I and Tiger II: Tanks of the German Army and Waffen-SS
♣ Name Author : Dennis Oliver
∞ Launching : 2016-10-31
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781473885363
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1473885361
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In spite of the relatively small numbers produced, the Tiger I and Tiger II tanks are arguably the most famous armoured fighting vehicles of the Second World War. This book, the first in the TankCraft series, uses archive photos and extensively researched colour illustrations to examine the tanks and units of the German Army and Waffen-SS heavy panzer battalions that attempted to hold back the Red Army during 1944. 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 fought from the snow covered fields of Byelorussia and the Ukraine, through the Baltic States and into Poland and Hungary."Article| Dennis Oliver| Statement ..."

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

♥ Book Title : Swinging The Sledgehammer: The Combat Effectiveness Of German Heavy Tank Battalions In World War II
♣ Name Author : Major Christopher W. Wilbeck
∞ Launching : 2014-08-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781782897538
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1782897534
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Major Christopher W. Wilbeck| Statement ..."

"Sherman Tanks of the British Army and Royal Marines"

♥ Book Title : Sherman Tanks of the British Army and Royal Marines
♣ Name Author : Dennis Oliver
∞ Launching : 2016-11-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781473885332
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1473885337
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☯ Full Synopsis : "With production in excess of 55,000 the Sherman tank was eventually in service with most Allied armies of the Second World War and by the time of the Normandy landings was the mainstay of Britain's armored battalions. In his second book in the TankCraft series, Dennis Oliver uses wartime photos and extensively researched, exquisitely presented color illustrations to cover the Sherman tanks used by the units of the Royal Armoured Corps and the Royal Marines during the fighting in northern France. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a large part of this work 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 explained as is the complex system of markings employed by British armored regiments. This book will give the modeler all the information and knowledge required to recreate an authentic miniature representation of the tanks that fought from the beaches of Normandy, through the battles for Caen and on to killing fields of Falaise."Article| Dennis Oliver| Statement ..."

"Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945"

♥ Book Title : Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945
♣ Name Author : Anthony Tucker-Jones
∞ Launching : 2017-04-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781473877962
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1473877962
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Over 150 wartime photographs give a graphic snapshot of the dramatic tank battles fought by the Waffen-SS panzer and panzergrenadier divisions during 1944-5 on both the Eastern and Western fronts. By this stage of the Second World War these formations were at the height of their powers and took part in major armoured operations in Russia, France, the Netherlands, and Poland. As the Wehrmacht retreated the Waffen-SS played an increasingly important role. Most notably their panzers prolonged the war by staving off defeat at Arnhem and Wolomin, stabilizing both the Western and Eastern fronts at critical points in the fighting. The photographs and the accompanying narrative record the contrasting conditions they faced on each battlefront and the weapons and equipment they used, especially the armored vehicles, including the Tiger and Panther tanks, which were among the best designs the Germans produced. But they also record the crimes committed by members of the Waffen-SS against civilians and captured enemy soldiers during the series of brutal, often desperate operations mounted to stave off German defeat. Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic history is a fascinating introduction to these elite units during the final phase of the fighting in Europe."Article| Anthony Tucker-Jones| Statement ..."

"Tiger Tank"

♥ Book Title : Tiger Tank
♣ Name Author : Marcus Cowper
∞ Launching : 2016-03-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781472812957
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1472812956
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The most famous tank of World War II, the Tiger was a monster of a machine that dominated the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Originally conceived in response to the German Army's experience fighting British tanks in western Europe and North Africa, the Tiger cemented its reputation of near invincibility during the savage battles of the Eastern Front. This is a complete illustrated guide to one of the world's most famous fighting vehicles, exploring its history, its strengths and weaknesses and its combat performance as it duelled against the best the Allies had to give. Drawing on a wealth of research, detailed illustrations and contemporary photographs, this book reveals how this remarkable tank became an icon of military history."Article| Marcus Cowper| Statement ..."

"King Tiger vs IS-2"

♥ Book Title : King Tiger vs IS-2
♣ Name Author : David R. Higgins
∞ Launching : 2011-09-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781849084055
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 184908405X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained unmatched in one-on-one combat. Technologically superior, with greater firepower and better armour than the Soviet IS-2, the King Tiger was a formidable opponent. However, the IS-2 was lighter, more manoeuvrable and most importantly, far more numerous. With overwhelming numerical superiority the Soviets were able to simply overwhelm their opponents, negating the technical superiority of the King Tiger"Article| David R. Higgins| Statement ..."

"Tiger I and Tiger II"

♥ Book Title : Tiger I and Tiger II
♣ Name Author : Anthony Tucker-Jones
∞ Launching : 2013-07-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781781590300
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1781590303
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The German Tiger I and Tiger II (known to the Allies as the 'King Tiger' or 'Royal Tiger') were the most famous and formidable heavy tanks of the Second World War. In their day their awesome reputation inspired such apprehension among Allied soldiers that the weaknesses of these brilliant but flawed designs tended to be overlooked. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this illustrated history, tells the story of their conception and development and reconsiders their operational history, and he dispels the legends and misunderstandings that have grown up around them.??The Tigers were over-engineered, required raw materials that were in short supply, were time-consuming to manufacture and difficult to recover from the battlefield. Only around 1,300 of the Tiger I and fewer than 500 of the Tiger II were produced, so they were never going to make anything more than a local impact on the outcome of the fighting. Yet the myth of the Tigers, with their 88mm guns, thick armour and brutal profiles, has grown over time to the extent that they are regarded as the deadliest tanks of the Second World War.??Anthony Tucker-Jones's expert account of these remarkable fighting vehicles is accompanied by a series of colour plates showing the main variants of the designs and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings.??Anthony Tucker-Jones is a prolific writer on the history of fighting vehicles and armoured warfare. He has also written extensively on military affairs and terrorism. After a career in the intelligence community, he became a freelance defence writer and military historian. His most recent books are Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Armoured Warfare in the North African Campaign, Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Normandy, The Kalashnikov in Combat and The Soviet-Afghan War."Article| Anthony Tucker-Jones| Statement ..."

"Death Ride of the Panzers"

♥ Book Title : Death Ride of the Panzers
♣ Name Author : Dennis Oliver
∞ Launching : 2018-02-13
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781510720961
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1510720960
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Death Ride of the Panzers is a unique guide to the Nazi tanks, vehicles, and crews of World War II. It features never-before-seen photographs from the US National Archives and the author's personal collection, annotated artist renderings, and detailed explanations and historical context for each collection of images. Readers will also be able to trace the combat histories of these subjects through orders of battle, maps and organizational diagrams, vehicle allocation charts, and unit biographies. The forensic approach for which Dennis Oliver is known creates a broad, comprehensive record of German soldiers and hardware from early 1944 to the end of the conflict in 1945. Death Ride of the Panzers provides the context and chronology necessary for the general reader and the primary sources and hardware specifics that appeal to the expert, making this book perfect for the readers with historical interest, modelers, and WWII alike."Article| Dennis Oliver| Statement ..."

"Sledgehammers"

♥ Book Title : Sledgehammers
♣ Name Author : Christopher W. Wilbeck
∞ Launching : 2004
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105114950806
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""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."Article| Christopher W. Wilbeck| Statement ..."

"Tiger I"

♥ Book Title : Tiger I
♣ Name Author : Dennis Oliver
∞ Launching : 2018-04-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1526739771
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781526739773
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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 color 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."Article| Dennis Oliver| Statement ..."

"Swinging the Sledgehammer"

♥ Book Title : Swinging the Sledgehammer
♣ Name Author : U.s. Army Command and General Staff College
∞ Launching : 2014-07-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1500369772
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781500369774
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| U.s. Army Command and General Staff College| Statement ..."

"Michael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in World War II"

♥ Book Title : Michael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in World War II
♣ Name Author : Patrick Agte
∞ Launching : 2006
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0811733343
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780811733342
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The story of one of the most successful and decorated tank commanders of all time Contains maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle German Panzer ace Michael Wittmann was by far the most famous tank commander on any side in World War II, destroying 138 enemy tanks and 132 anti-tank guns with his Tiger. This classic of armored warfare is both combat biography and unit history, as Patrick Agte focuses on the life and career of Wittmann but also includes his fellow Tiger commanders in the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Volume One covers the Eastern Front, where Wittmann racked up more than 100 kills and participated in the Battle of Kursk in 1943."Article| Patrick Agte| Statement ..."