PzKpfw. VI Ausf. E Tiger I (late)

Published on
May 31, 2023
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Przemystaw Skulski
Other Publication Information
Single Vehicle No. 06
24 pages, softbound A4 format with 2 pages of 1/35th scale plans, 76 B/W images, 9 color images, and 2 pages of vehicle profiles in color
Provided by: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site

Founded in 1996, MMP Books is a UK-based publishing company with its book publishing division starting in 1999. Specializing in aviation and military history, MMP Books is known worldwide as a source for anything military.

PzKpfw. VI Ausf. E. Tiger I (late) Single Vehicle No. 06 is the sixth book added to the “Single Vehicle” line of books MMP Books in 2022. Others include Single Vehicle No. 01 ( SU-76M) published in 2021 to their latest Single Vehicle No. 08 (Polish Armoured Draisine TK) entered the market in 2023. MMP Books

This A4 format 8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inch 24-page book is printed on satin paper with color pages printed on glossy paper. The front and back covers are both printed on glossy paper. The text is in English.

The book is focused on an introduction to the famous Tiger 1 German tank in production from 1942 to 1945. The author does not go into any historical detail, nor does he include an introduction. What you get is a condensed book with a few black-and-white images and color elevation views. Although small in content, it does introduce the infamous Tiger 1 tank.

Although the author does not include a contents page, he divides the book into sections including:

  • Turret
  • Gun Barrel
  • Hull
  • Chassis

Beginning with page 1 and page 2 the author includes 1/35 scale elevation views. For the modeler, this would be a nice reference point.

No military book would be complete without including an image of the infamous Michael Wittmann. On page 4 the author shows the reader Wittman sitting atop the gun barrel of a Tiger 1. Immediately below this image is one of a destroyed Tiger 1 around Normandy in 1944. The images are clear given the time they were taken.

Page 11 shows six different images of the Tiger 1 gun barrel’s muzzle brake. These are close-up views with a discernable camouflage paint pattern. As with all the images, captions are meager in detail at most.

Another group of images is on page 13 showing different views of the hull. Again, the captions are limited.

Pages 19 through 22 contain color pages with each page having 2-3 images. Lastly, the author includes two pages of color profiles of three different tanks in camouflage patterns. A nice touch to end with.


Although it contains a mere twenty-four pages, it does provide an enormous amount of material and images on these pages, especially for the historian or modeler who wants a summary or introduction to the Tiger 1 German tank. I highly recommend this book to be included in anyone’s reference library.

Thanks to Casemate, MMP Books, and IPMS/USA for this review sample.


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