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Hitler s Heavy Tiger Tank Battalions 1942 1945

by Ian Baxter
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2020-02-28
Genre: History
Pages: 128 pages
ISBN 13: 152674788X
ISBN 10: 9781526747884
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Synopsis : Hitler s Heavy Tiger Tank Battalions 1942 1945 written by Ian Baxter, published by Pen and Sword which was released on 2020-02-28. Download Hitler s Heavy Tiger Tank Battalions 1942 1945 Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This volume features graphic photographs and descriptions of vehicles on operations in all these theatres. Modelers and equipment buffs in particular will find this Images of War book extremely useful and fascinating. -- The heavy tanks and other armored vehicles of WWII Germany come vividly to life in this informative volume of detailed wartime photos. With rare, often unpublished photographs and enlightening captions, Hitler’s Heavy Tiger Tank Battalions provides a superb record of the Wehrmacht’s Schwere Panzerableilung. In addition to the Tiger I and II heavy tanks, these battalions were equipped with Panzer III medium tanks; Flakpanzer IV self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, halftrack special purpose vehicles, Kettenkrad gun tractors, and Berge Panther armored recovery vehicles. Between 1942 and 1945, heavy tank battalions saw action on the Eastern Front, Italy and North West Europe before being pushed back to Berlin for the final defensive battles. This volume features graphic photographs and descriptions of vehicles on operations in all these theatres. Modelers and equipment buffs in particular will find this Images of War book extremely useful and fascinating.

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