Tiger I & Tiger II Tanks

German Army & Waffen-SS Eastern Front 1944 by Dennis Oliver

Part of a new series of books under the banner ‘TankCraft’, this one is No.1 in the series focusing on the Tiger I & II on the Eastern Front in 1944. Selecting this narrow window of time and considering the small number of Tigers around has allowed the author to not only look at the units involved, formations, technical details and modifications but also focus a larger proportion of the book to modelling. Over a third of the book looks at models produced by Dennis Wong, Dinesh Ned, Lim Kian Guan, Dimitris Ionnidis & Sheng Hui presenting subjects which include various Tiger I, II and Sturmpanzer VI ‘Sturmtiger’. An equally engaging section looks at modelling products with every manufacturer and aftermarket provider given a mention.

A camouflage and markings chapter is jam packed with useful profiles while the tech sections for both Tiger I & II add further substance to a book, which on first impression, appears to be punted at children. That’s not such a bad thing but the design and layout does remind me of similar publications I purchased as a youth in 1970s. Disregarding the latter, this is good value for money and certainly would be very useful to anyone taking on a Tiger or two in the future. Thanks to Pen & Sword for our review copy.


ISBN: 978-1473885349

Price: £13.48

Pages: 64

Format: softback – A4

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

Website: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk