This exciting new series will show the Tigers and associated vehicles of s.Pz.Abt.501 to 510 in separate volumes with photographs laid out chronologically and accompanied by specific information about each Abteilung.
Volume 1 of ‘Der Tiger’ we introduce to you s.Pz.Abt.501, who saw combat in Tunisia, Russia, Poland and Germany. In this first book, the tanks and crews are shown in the field, under maintenance, and after action. Arranged by timeline, place and sequence, images taken by photographers of the Propaganda companies and private photographs by members of the Abteilung, shows its:
Formation in May 1942 – deployment to Tunisia (North Africa) at the end of November 1942
Reestablishment in September/October 1943 – despatched to the Eastern Front in December 1943
Revitalisation and re-equipment with Tiger II – move to Poland in August 44 and the Reich
This new book documents the Tiger I with more than 150 unique photographs mainly in large format from official and private collections and 1/35 plans of a unit-made crane, all backed up with with detailed captions and additional documents. 128 pages, hardcover, landscape format, dual English and German text; full of the latest findings. An unmissable source for modellers and information for historians.