The Panzerjager Tiger (P) (Sd.Kfz.184) Ferdinand
24 pages including 4 pages of profiles.
This profile book starts with a short history of the Ferdinand from its inception through the general configuration of the vehicle. In addition, the book gives you the armament, thickness of the armor and the division of the interior of the vehicle, as well as when the vehicle entered service with the German Army. The last paragraph of the short intro talks about the operation of the vehicle during the Battle of Kurz. This is considered the biggest battle ever fought between AFV's. The story ends with the reasons why the vehicle was a failure. As an aside, I would not like to have been one of the crew members of this "baby" as the noise inside of the vehicle most have been quite high. I understand that the noise level inside was measure at 185 dB and that is enough to cause permanent damage to your ears.
The line drawings start with the original concept and goes through the different changes of the vehicle, as well as several field modifications. In addition, the 1/4 scale drawings that accompany the book provide a good set of drawings for those of us that would like to build one. As far as I know there are two kits in 1/35 scale (Zveda/Italeri) and one in 1/100 (Zveda). As an engineer I enjoyed the book very much and saw many opportunities to improve any of the kits in the market at this time.
I would like to thank Casemate Publishers and Kagero Publishing for allowing me to review