Tiger I and II Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS The Last Battles in the East, 1995

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Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Dennis Olivier
Other Publication Information
Softbound, 200 color profiles and period (B&W) photos, 64 pages
Product / Stock #
TankCraft #31
Company: Pen & Sword - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site
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Pen and Sword continues to expand its TankCraft series, this time with an installment of the Tiger I and II in the last battles in the East.

The book is divided in the following sections

  • Introduction
  • The Eastern Front 1945
  • Tiger Units of the Heer
  • Camouflage and Markings
  • Model Showcase
  • Modelling Products
  • Panzerkorps (neuer art)
  • Formations raised in 1945
  • Tiger Units of the Waffen-SS
  • Technical Details and Modifications
  • Product Contact Details

Each section is well written, and the historical information is well researched and easy to understand. The historical information is mainly focused around unit locations. Also, there are a few sections of the book where the unit composition strength (order of battle) are described. The number of period (B&W) pictures is impressive and serve not just as a historical research but as a modelling reference.

The Modeling showcase includes models in both 1/48 and 1/35 scale and have some very good detail pictures that can be used as guidance for your own kits. The Modelling Product section includes a rundown of virtually every kit that is out there, including a brief description of the strengths and weak points of each model. The very last section of the book (Product Contact Details) while brief, is super helpful to modelers as it works as a modeling company directory.

This book has a good balance of historical and technical information together with modeling projects and products. If you like the Tiger I and II, you will want to consider getting your own copy of this book.


I would like to thank Pen & Sword, Casemate and IPMS/USA for the review sample.


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